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Most people would panic on seeing slightly red urine being passed. A common urologic condition, this happens because blood cells are leaking into the urine. There are multiple reasons which can cause it, and not all of them are major causes for concern.
Read on to know more about some common causes, and how to manage this.
- Urinary tract infections: There could be an infection of the entire urinary tract including the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder, and the urethra. In addition to blood in the urine, there could also be an urge to urinate, pain with urination, fever, and flank pain.
- Enlarged or infected prostate: The prostate naturally enlarges with age and can obstruct the urethra, causing pain and blood in the urine. There is a constant urge to urinate and difficulty initiating the stream. Infection of the prostate also produces similar symptoms along with fever and pain.
- Kidney diseases: In addition to infections, other kidney diseases including glomerulonephritis, which can also lead to hematuria. Kidney stones, which are quite common, are also another reason, and this will be characterised by the sudden sharp pain around the flank which is very diagnostic of kidney stones. Injury to the kidneys from trauma or sports is another reason for hematuria.
- Cancers/tumours: Cancers in the kidney, bladder, or prostate can cause blood to appear in the urine, but this would happen once cancer has reached some advanced stage, not very early in the process.
Listed below are some risk factors for hematuria.
- Age: Men older than 50 are more prone to hematuria
- Sex: While men are more likely to have stones or prostate infections, UTIs are quite common in women below 50s.
- Family history: though not hereditary, if kidney stones or cancers or infections are in the family, chances of developing hematuria also goes up.
- Medications: Aspirin, blood thinners, NSAIDs, and some antibiotics increase the chances of hematuria.
- Exercise: Long distance runners are shown to be more prone to developing hematuria.
Diagnosis: In addition to a physical exam, blood tests, imaging (CT scans and/or MRI) and cystoscopy might be required to confirm the diagnosis. Identifying the cause is extremely important as treatment would depend completely on the causative agent. Though hematuria is just one of the symptom, the underlying cause could have severe adverse effects on the whole body system.
Treatment: Whether it is an infection or enlarged prostate or kidney stone or tumour, once the cause is identified treatment is customised accordingly. Antibiotics for the infections, laser treatment for the stones, etc. are recommended.
If you see your urine turning slightly pink in colour, talk to your doctor immediately. Identifying the underlying cause and treating it will help solve the problem of hematuria.
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Since last 2 two month my urine color is yellow. Is this sign of any disease or lack of water or else? Please suggest.
Urinary incontinence is the leakage of urine or urinating involuntarily. Urine is released by a process called micturition where the detrusor muscles of the urinary bladder contract to empty the bladder. This is usually a voluntary action but when the muscular contractions become involuntary, incontinence occurs.
Urinary incontinence may be caused due to stress, pregnancy, obesity, weak pelvic muscles, alcohol intoxication or due to diseases like diabetes, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Children under the age of 5 experience incontinence most often. People above the age of 65 are also prone to the condition. The disorder is observed more in women than in men. The associated conditions of urinary incontinence are:
- Infection in the urinary tract: The risk of bacterial infection is increased due to incontinence and abnormally frequent urination. If you have had an infection in the urinary tract in the past, chances are that incontinence will cause repeated or chronic infectious diseases in the tract.
- Skin diseases: The skin is constantly wet and in continual contact with nitrous urinary toxins like urea, inorganic salts and compounds. So, over time, the skin becomes red and itchy. Rashes and sores may also develop. Sometimes, when you scratch the itchy skin too much, the capillary blood vessels may break and cause a petechial rash - red and brown spots - to appear on the skin.
- Anxiety: There is a constant feeling of shame that accompanies the disorder. Urinary incontinence, which is a common symptom of many medical conditions, is often, not reported to doctors. The patient often avoids socializing due to fear of being unable to control the micturition process in a social situation.
- Depression: Urinary incontinence affects the patient's psychological health directly due to the adverse impact on his or her quality of life. The amount of sleep is often decreased as the patient is afraid of urinating while being asleep. The condition may also cause restrictions on employment and other recreational activities.
- Sexual problems: Most women suffering from urinary incontinence report decreased sexual urges, painful intercourse and are even unable to achieve orgasm in spite of responding to sexual stimulation because of urinary leakage during intercourse leading to embarrassment and withdrawal. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Urologist.
Hi My urine is always yellow colour from last five years and also I'm suffering from cold from last five years. Please give me solution for this.
Last month my father was detected with urine infection and after culture test Dr. started Colistin antibiotic treatment for 10 days after which he was discharged but after 2 days he was having fever and was again admitted to hospital and Dr. told us that the antibiotic treatment be given for 21 days after 21 days colistin antibiotic treatment my father is again having fever Why my father is getting recurrent infection What should we do further.
Doctor I have frequent urination in the night time and sometimes I have pain on the penis. What was it?
Dear doctor I am facing problem in lower left side of my back (where normally kidneys are reside) and also less urination when I wake up in the morning and during day time after having breakfast or lunch the urine is light yellow color please rectify my problem and give me solution.
I am a 25 years old indian kerala woman. I hav a doubt regarding my kidney. For skin whitening I drink beetroot juice by cutting only one beetroot daily. I hav heard it wil damage my kidney. So should I stop drinking beetroot juice? Or should I reduce to one in 3 days or something like that? Sir pls advise me. If beetroot is harmful for kidney, pls advice me some other diet for skin whitening which wil not harmfully affect my kidney and other organs of my body.
The urethra is a thin tube that is responsible for carrying urine from the bladder. The urethra is wide enough to facilitate a free flow of urine. However, in some cases, the tube can narrow down and it can restrict urinary flow. This condition is known as a urethral stricture. It is a condition that affects mostly men.
The inflammation of the tubular tissues or the presence of scar tissue is the number one cause for urethral stricture. In some cases, an accident or the injury to the groin area can also lead to the formation of such thin tubes. The other factors can include pelvic fractures, radiation, urinary infection and in some cases even STDs(Sexually Transmitted Disease).
Most of the symptoms of Urethral stricture are mild. Only in some rare cases, the symptoms can be extreme. These can include weak or restricted urine flow, frequent urges to urinate, and feeling of heaviness in the bladder, a burning sensation during urination, swelling and pain while urinating. Sometimes your urine may discharge volts of blood and the color of urine may change.
Diagnosis is by a physical examination and by analyzing the urine samples. In most of the cases, the thickness of the walls is measured by cystoscopy. The rate of the urine passed may also be checked for identifying the symptoms.
Treatment depends on the severity of the condition. Nonsurgical methods aim to improve the width of the urethra. This is done by using an instrument called a dilator. This is done as an outpatient procedure. This procedure is the most common method done and is done for most of the milder cases. Surgery is another option. The surgery aims to remove the heaviness of the urethra and enlarges the size of the flow.
Urine Flow Diversion:
This is done in extremely rare cases if the bladder has to be completely removed. In those cases, hole in the abdomen is done and urine is bypassed to that hole. However, this is an extremely rare scenario.
Try to avoid injuries in the groin area. If you are playing sports or a fitness enthusiast, use proper protection for your abdominal and groin regions. Try to always have safe sex and if you feel that there is some discomfort or some uneasiness while passing urine, do consult with a doctor immediately. In many cases, the condition can be avoided if proper precautions are taken.
I am suffering from Asthma and lower back pain. I am working as an Accountant. So mostly seating in front of computer. I am also suffering from constipation and weak digestion. In past, I had kidney stone problem, which is clear now. Also there is problem of weak eyesight (3.75 and -1.50). I am 51 years old.
I am 23 years old girl and have 2 stones in my kidney. I've use homeopathic medicines since 5 months but still suffering and sometime on random days I feel savior pain I want a home made solution for this.
Sir, I have frequent urination problem , but my diabetes n urine report is normal. But it happen since 5 month. please help me sir.
Can drinking water lemon prevent kidney stones also I have been TOLD not to drink city water what is the best water to drink.
My creatine is 1,7 how to reduce it in ayurvedic allopathy homeopathy way and little prostate problem is there. Please guide me. Thanks.
Sir I am 24 years old, muje every 1 hour me toilet lagta h. Normal logose jada. Maine camper kiya other logose. Isa regularly nhi hhot, week me 3 days isa hota h. Help me please.
I have 5 mm kidney stones in mid pipe how to pass through urine. I'm getting pain through abdomen and when going through urine.
Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Kidney Stones and Renal Calculi
Hello everyone I'm Dr. Pallavi Mehta. I'm a homeopathic physician practicing in Mulund area since the last 5 and half years now. In my practice. I come across many cases which are succesfully treated with homeopathy. One of the cases in which I've seen very good results is kidney stones or renal calculi. Renal calculi is basically hard deposits of urine which are majorly composed of minerals and acid salts. The most common form of kidney stones is calcium oxalate stone. However, calcium phosphate, stru white and uric acid stones are also seen very commonly. There are other varieties as well.
The primary symptom which is faced by the people with urinal calculi is pain in the upper back region which radiates in the front. This is also called renal colic. There are other symptoms as well like nausea, vomiting or difficulty in passing urine, difficulty in passing frequent and small parts of urine and tehre might be some blood in urine etc. The commonest cause of having renal calculi or kidney stone is having a concentrated urine. Basically this happens because of insufficient drinking of water. However at this point i would also like to mention one thing that consuming enough calcium from natural food sources does not usually effect the formation of renal calculi but at the same time consumption of high oxalates can definitely cause renal calculi. The richest source of oxalate is spinach, beet, nuts, potato chips etc.
Uric acid stones are commonly found in people having gout and they can also be seen in people who are undergoing chemotherapy. Easiest way to diagnose kidney stones is by doing an X-ray or an ultrasound. A routine examination of the urine can also help us identify the kind of stone we have. Treatment of the kidney stones needs a Holistic approach, proper diet and proper intake of water is as important as taking proper medication. With homeopathic treatment we can also prevent the complications which can happen due to kidney stones and also prevent the recurrences which are commonly seen in stones.
In my experience I've come across and also treated a teenage female who used to have renal calculi since the age of 10yrs. She had also undergone two operations for the same situation and when she came to me she was also having a condition known as hydronefrosis which is basically a situation where in the stone gets implanted in the ureter leading to accumulation of urine in kidneys and swelling of the bladder ultimately. Within 6 months of the treatment, not only the stone was dissolved, the hydro nefrosis was reduced, it was almost gone and now it's been 3yrs that she has been out of treatment and she has not had even one problem related to urine and no stones at all.
In another case in a female of 70yrs old, she used to have frequent renal calculi and frequent urinary infections since almost as high as 20yrs. She used to have infections as frequently as twice every month. But within a month of starting the treatment, the urine culture report started dropping drastically which indiactes the number of bacteria in the urine, and it has been one and a half years since she has started the treatment in October 2015 and she has not had calculi at all and had only once urinal tract infection that too beacuse of some travelling issues and her personal issues of drinking insufficient water. Basically such are the good results we get in homeopathic treatment for conditions as important as renal calculi. Many people tend to rush to the urologist for such conditions and they tend to ignore alternate therapy.
I would really like to recommend that you can also consider alternate therapy like homeopathy for such conditions. For more information you can definitely contact me at librate.com. Thank you.