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Can pneumonia cause blood in urine?

My father recently passed over the weekend. His body was fighting an infection along with pneumonia for 1 week. During that time, he would urinate bloody urine into the foley. The doctors said that was completely normal. It was very dark red. Is that normal?
Thu, 4 Jul 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response

* The pneumonia does not give rise to red urine called hematuria.
* There can be possible causes for red blood cells in the urine as

- uncontrolled urinary tract infection
- kidney damage via systemic sepsis
- abnormal clotting factors or platelet function
- side effects of drugs
- dehydration related
- secondary effects of diabetes
- others

* Kindly share all reports if available with you for further discussion ahead and guide in details.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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