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What causes blood in urine?

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Posted on Wed, 9 Dec 2015
Question: I am seeing blood in my urine and what appeard to be clumps of blood coming out. Are these symptoms of male UTI?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
it could be

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

it could be but it has to be investigated.

Some of the most common potential causes include:

- urinary tract infections. The upper ones cause high fever. The lower ones are usually accompanied by frequency, urgency, burning pain.
- renal stones: commonly associated with flank pain, nausea, frequency, urgency.
- tumors: hematoria could be the sole finding. No pain is usually present.
- glomerulonephritis: can be associated with hypertension, proteinuria, edema and other manifestations.

The presence of blood clots indicates that significant bleeding occurred. The cause has to be investigated with a urinalysis and at least an ultrasound scan of the urinary tract. More tests might be needed like CT scans and IV pyelography.

I hope you find my comments helpful!
You can contact me again, if you'd like any clarification or further information.

Kind Regards!
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Brief Answer: it could be Detailed Answer: Hello, it could be but it has to be investigated. Some of the most common potential causes include: - urinary tract infections. The upper ones cause high fever. The lower ones are usually accompanied by frequency, urgency, burning pain. - renal stones: commonly associated with flank pain, nausea, frequency, urgency. - tumors: hematoria could be the sole finding. No pain is usually present. - glomerulonephritis: can be associated with hypertension, proteinuria, edema and other manifestations. The presence of blood clots indicates that significant bleeding occurred. The cause has to be investigated with a urinalysis and at least an ultrasound scan of the urinary tract. More tests might be needed like CT scans and IV pyelography. I hope you find my comments helpful! You can contact me again, if you'd like any clarification or further information. Kind Regards!