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What causes frequent urination and blood in urine?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Nov 2017
Question: I just returned to my hotel room. I had been out and on my way back to the hotel room i had to urinate badly. I didn't quite make it but when i did finally urinate I noticed a significant amount of blood in my urine. On the way up in the elevator I did squeeze my penis to try and stop the flow.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
different possible causes

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

The most common causes for urgency to urinate and blood in the urine (hematuria) would be--(1) infection of some aspect of the urinary tract. This includes the bladder, kidney, ureter, urethra, prostate
(2)a stone or other mass in the renal tract. This would normally be associated with pain
(3)enlarged prostate


There are other causes of hematuria but the above would be considered first. If you are using any blood thinners/anticoagulants, this can also cause bleeding though not usually urgency

Diagnosis would require a urine analysis, physical examination of the abdomen and imaging eg ultrasound.

Treatment depends on the cause found.
If an infection is present then antibiotics are needed.

If there is a stone then treatment depends on the size of the stone according to the ultrasound. A small stone may pass with using a lot of fluids.
An ultrasound would also show the size of the prostate

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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What causes frequent urination and blood in urine?

Brief Answer: different possible causes Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic The most common causes for urgency to urinate and blood in the urine (hematuria) would be--(1) infection of some aspect of the urinary tract. This includes the bladder, kidney, ureter, urethra, prostate (2)a stone or other mass in the renal tract. This would normally be associated with pain (3)enlarged prostate There are other causes of hematuria but the above would be considered first. If you are using any blood thinners/anticoagulants, this can also cause bleeding though not usually urgency Diagnosis would require a urine analysis, physical examination of the abdomen and imaging eg ultrasound. Treatment depends on the cause found. If an infection is present then antibiotics are needed. If there is a stone then treatment depends on the size of the stone according to the ultrasound. A small stone may pass with using a lot of fluids. An ultrasound would also show the size of the prostate I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions