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What causes blood in urine?

I have had blood in my urine consistently for about three years. Each time such was confirmed (visually and via test at MD office), a CatScan was performed. A kidney stone (or multiple stones) were observed either in the kidney and/or causing a blockage in about 30% of the incidents. My question: Why would blood be in the urine the remaining 70%? MDs (urologists, Int. med) have indicated that identifying the source of such blood is important, however after being unable to determine a source, the MDs eventually indicate that perhaps blood in the urine with unknown source/cause is not such a bid deal and one should not be concerned that a source cannot/was not detected. Your thoughts?
Tue, 4 Jun 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response

The kidney stones can be a cause for the blood in the urine. It's also a cause for the UTI, as the stone can be a focus of infection. So unless the stones are cleared or expelled, this may recur any time.

He should be drinking about 12-15 glasses fluids daily. He should also be taking stone dissolution drugs or undergo lithotripsy. If you've any doubts, send a direct question to me.

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

Take care

Dr Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
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