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Blood in urine, not related to periods. Urine test normal. Cause of worry?

Hi I am a bit concerned i had a little bit off blood in my urine on sunday the 12th of august and it completely stopped after that one time off passing urine. I went to see GP on Wednesday the 15th of august and produced a urine sample. The reult came back as normal. However today again i have a little bit of blood again when using the toilet. The last time i was on my period was the 11th of july till the 15th of july. Please do you know what this could be?
Asked On : Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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Blood in the urine/ hematuria can be due to a wide range of conditions such as : viral illness,
trauma to the urinary tract ,
sexual activity,
fever, exercise,
inflammation of the kidney , bladder,ureter
blood disorders
drugs- there are certain medications that can increase the risk of hematuria, some of them are oral contraceptives, aspirin, diuretics, some pain medications,warfarin
blood clots
cancers of the urinary tract
sickle cell disease
high levels of uric acid or calcium in the urine. There are also a some other causes.

To find out what may be causing your hematuria , you will need to revisit your doctor . He or she will re-examine the urine with a dipstick, may send urine to the lab to let them check for the blood, the presence of protein in the urine or other particles. Blood tests may also be done to futher assess kidney function.Based on the information obtained from the history, examination and above investigations then possible next steps ( if the problem continues- in some cases it may resolve or the cause may already be highlighted and treated) would be imaging or referral to a specialist.

I hope this information helps you.
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