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What causes blood in urine?

Nothing on recent CT scan, blood work looks good, but there was blood found in the urine. no pain with urinating, only pain in the lower constant pain in lower abdomen area. Appt with Urologist tomorrow, but want to be prepared to ask the right question to get proper diagnosis. This is the 3 week of this blood (off-on again) and the extreme discomfort. Also I tire very easily as well. I m a healthy 140lbs 49 yrs old who exercises and eats well regularly. I m not on any hormone therapy as I do not quality due to cancer history in family. What s your opinion Dr. Rynne
Wed, 7 Jun 2017
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

In most cases this is a sign of uroinfection or kidneys stones. This is mainly self-limiting and doesn’t require any specific treatment and you should just be patient and have fluids to promote urination. Less likely it may indicate possible bleeding in urethra, bladder or kidneys from popped vessel or some other cause. If this continues you should do urine analysis, urinoculture, and kidneys ultrasound to rule these main causes out.

You should drink raspberry tea and plenty of water till you do tests. Also, avoid sexual intercourse and keep good hygiene. You should reduce salt in your diet as well since this could lead to increased risk of urinary stone formation.

Last option is to do cystoscopy which may be unpleasant but necessary in refractor cases of bleeding.

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

Regards,
Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein
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What causes blood in urine?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. In most cases this is a sign of uroinfection or kidneys stones. This is mainly self-limiting and doesn’t require any specific treatment and you should just be patient and have fluids to promote urination. Less likely it may indicate possible bleeding in urethra, bladder or kidneys from popped vessel or some other cause. If this continues you should do urine analysis, urinoculture, and kidneys ultrasound to rule these main causes out. You should drink raspberry tea and plenty of water till you do tests. Also, avoid sexual intercourse and keep good hygiene. You should reduce salt in your diet as well since this could lead to increased risk of urinary stone formation. Last option is to do cystoscopy which may be unpleasant but necessary in refractor cases of bleeding. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein