Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
128 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

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??
Tue, 21 Aug 2012
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,  
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

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.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
I find this answer helpful
Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Akhilesh Dubey's  Response
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.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Urgent urge to urinate and I have a tingling sensation while urinating more like an orgasm. Last few drop of urine consist blood. This feeling...

Recent questions on  Renal stones

doctor1 MD

Hello Friends,

I have pain at tip of penis while urinating from 2 weeks. I thought it might be due to body heat or something else and drank lots of...

doctor1 MD

I am 44 female with SLE. For the past 6 months or so I have been having black specks in my urine off and on. Sometimes there are several black...

doctor1 MD

I have diagnosed with kidney stone lower pole both sides max 8 mm gone for IVP - clear report Dr suggest to go for ESWL procedure I don t hv any...

doctor1 MD

Lab results indicated blood in my urine. I have pain in my flanks and have been producing flake-like substances in my urine. My doctor ordered a CT...

doctor1 MD

I have a recurring pain in my stmach right side a few inches above my hip, What can it be??

doctor1 MD

I've had a pain in my mid back, more towards the left. It feels like a muscle and sometimes is a burning pain that radiates to my stomach. What...

doctor1 MD

My kidney stones do not bother me why would my doctor want me to get the shockwave procedure done .