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What causes urge to urinate and blood in urine?

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Posted on Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Question: When I attempted to urinate this evening at bedtime, right in mid stream the flow stopped. About 10 mins later I felt the urge to urinate again, but when I went to the toilet, I passed blood and it was extremely painful. A second attempt 20 mins later resulted in the same. I have no back or abdominal pain and no fever.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get an appointment with your doctor!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this urination difficulties and the blood you observed in your urine. This is certainly concerning and I know you are very much worried. I will like to reassure you that this is no way represents an immediate threat to life. There is also no evidence to suggest that the cause would be something very worrisome as many cases of blood in urine end up being caused by easily treatable conditions, others are incidental and never happens again and a few may be from more concerning conditions involving the urinary tract and the prostate gland.

For now, there is no need to panic as long as you can urinate. Get a regular appointment with your doctor(not a urologist) to investigate what the cause of this blood in urine is. You would get a full clinical examination and maybe a urine a blood test to address this. If the findings require a specialist's input, you shall then be referred to see a urologist. Drink much water to increase urine output and in a way ensure washing of the urinary tract.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thank you so much for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications is need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (3 minutes later)
Thank you! Good to know I don't need to rush to the ER.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Great!

Detailed Answer:
Thanks and hope to get updates from you when you get the doctors' visit.

I wish you well and keep me updated!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes urge to urinate and blood in urine?

Brief Answer: Get an appointment with your doctor! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this urination difficulties and the blood you observed in your urine. This is certainly concerning and I know you are very much worried. I will like to reassure you that this is no way represents an immediate threat to life. There is also no evidence to suggest that the cause would be something very worrisome as many cases of blood in urine end up being caused by easily treatable conditions, others are incidental and never happens again and a few may be from more concerning conditions involving the urinary tract and the prostate gland. For now, there is no need to panic as long as you can urinate. Get a regular appointment with your doctor(not a urologist) to investigate what the cause of this blood in urine is. You would get a full clinical examination and maybe a urine a blood test to address this. If the findings require a specialist's input, you shall then be referred to see a urologist. Drink much water to increase urine output and in a way ensure washing of the urinary tract. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thank you so much for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications is need be.