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Blood clots in urine, no pain, difficulty maintaining erection. History of COPD. Due to excessive smoking?

hi my boyfriend is 50yrs old and pretty much a heatlty male except for copd and hes smoker, today he went to pee and he had blood clots in his urine , but his urine was clear, there sa no pain or aything like that, he has trouble keeepin an erection and his testicles hurt and are sensitie alot more lately. what could this be from? should he go to the er, and hes uninsured
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Painless haematuria (blood in urine) can be due to various causes like urinary tract infections (UTI), kidney infections, prostate disease, bladder disease, chronic kidney disease, and tumors. It may also be due to heavy exercise, in which case, it is shortlasting. Heavy smoking by itself cannot cause haematuria, but over years, it does increase the risk of other diseases.

I feel your boyfriend should not neglect this condition and should go to see a doctor as soon as possible. In addition, he will do well to consider quitting smoking, more so as he already has a history of COPD.

Hope to have been of some help.
Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
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