Blood in urine. Does it require medical attention?
Hi Dr. Samuel, i need to ask you some advice. a few days ago my younger brother (12 years old) went to the toilet and when he urinated there was some blood in it. So i looked it up online and it said that i had to take him to the doctor immediately but I gave him a lot of water to drink and now he is fine. FYI he felt no pain while urinating blood. Does this mean it has stopped or will it come back again??
Your brother probably might be having a urinary tract infection. Any urinary tract infection in a male child needs further evaluation. I would advise you to take your brother to a doctor as soon as possible and get a urine routine examination done.
You did the right thing by giving him plenty of fluids to drink. Continue giving him plenty of fluids. Ensure periodic emptying of the bladder at regular intervals every 3-4 hours or so.
Blood in urine is pain less many times and may not be visible but he may be having it as it is diluted by urine so do see a doctor whrere his blood and urine may be examined to rule out any significant problems like any Infection , kidney stone , or a kidney pathology like Nephritic syndrome where we need to check Blood Pressure also even at the age of 12 years . All things may turn out negatve then we will be sure that we have not missed any thing . All the Best.
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