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7 Reasons Behind Blood In Urine!

MCh - Urology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Urologist, Pune
7 Reasons Behind Blood In Urine!

If you notice blood while urinating, you must visit a urologist to get a clear picture of the health issue. Blood in urine is known as hematuria in medical terms. Such a condition can occur in both men and women. It is a common condition and does not require the patient to panic. Rather immediate tests should be conducted to find out the cause of the blood and treated accordingly. Such conditions are very much treatable with a little care and vigilance following of the doctor’s advice. Here are some of the common causes of hematuria in individuals: 

  1. Urine Infections: Urine infections are the common cause of blood in your urine. Most commonly these affect urinary bladder and rarely kidneys also. Prompt identification and treatment can easily revert this problem. 
  2. Urinary Stones: Another major cause of hematuria, usually accompanied by pain in the abdomen
  3. Enlarged Prostate: With an enlarged prostate, there can be blood flow with the urine. Rarely this may be a sign of cancer in the prostate. 
  4. Exercise: This might come as a surprise for many of the fitness freaks. While exercises are needed for the body and rightly so; but exercises should be done in a certain limit. Heavy exercises, limitless and vigorous exercises can sometimes cause other health problems in the body. One such problem is the passing of blood in the urine. 
  5. Medications: Quite interesting is the fact that long-term consumption of certain medicines might cause hematuria in individuals. Certain medicines like penicillin and aspirin are absorbed by the body to a certain extent. But overdose or the regular dosage might lead to further problems in the human body. 
  6. Kidney Injury: A kidney injury is a form of internal injury which can be felt and manifested through signs and symptoms. Such injuries occur mostly to those who are in the field of sports. At times, a heavy punch, a hard training session, or an exhaustive fall might lead to kidney injuries. This, in turn, would cause hematuria. 
  7. Tumors of Urinary Tract: Bleeding can occur from tumors arising from kidney, ureter, urinary bladder as well as urethra. These require timely detection and management. Early treatment leads to an excellent long-term outcome. 

Thus, these are some of the common reasons for the development of blood in urine. However, it is a condition which can be best analyzed by the medical practitioner. Therefore, on the occasion of blood, you must get it tested and treated immediately. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello doctor, I am 63 years old. From past 2 days I am on fasting, because of that I didn't feel to go to toilet since I ate nothing. I consulted with a doctor and he asked me to get blood and urine tests. I had 41000 wbc and 4.46 rbc. Kindly suggest me something.

Dr. Suvendu Maji 90% (631 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Diplomate of National board in Surgical Oncology
General Surgeon, Kolkata
Hello doctor, I am 63 years old. From past 2 days I am on fasting, because of that I didn't feel to go to toilet sinc...
Please get a proper check up kindly get evaluated fully from a qualified hematologist. Yourbresults are not good and may indicate sepsis or something more ominous.
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Respected sir/madam, My daughter age 2 years and 9 months. Recently she suffered from fever and stomach ache, I consult pediatric and the doctor suggested for blood & urine test. One of the blood test result is SERUM CALCIUM- 9.1% mg/dl WIDAL TEST SALMONELLA TYPHI "O" Titre: 1:80. SALMONELLA type "H" TITRE: 1:40. SALMONELLA PARATYPH "AH" TITRE: 1:20. SALMONELLA PARATYPH "BH" TITRE: 1:20. Another blood test result HAEMOGLOBIN: 8.7 gms% WBC COUNT: 8,000 Cel/cum. NEUTROPILS: 41% LYMPHOCYTES: 55% EOSINOPILS: 04% monocyte: 00% basophil: 00% ESR: 10 mm/hr RBC: 5.13 platelet: 2.36 Lak/ cum. And the urine test result is PH: 6.0 specific gravity: 1.010 ALBUMIN: NIL SUGAR: NIL BILE SALTS:-VE BILE PIGMENTS:-VE UROBILINOGEN: ABSENT KETONE BODIES: NIL BLOOD: ABSENT nitrate: ABSENT PUC CELLS: 4-6 / HPF RBC: NIL EPITHELIAL CELLS: 2-3 /HPF CASTS: NIL CRYSTALS: NIL. Another urine test result is ORGANISM ISOLATED: E.COLI. COLONY COUNT: 1,00,000 CFU/ML SENSITIVE: Amikacin, imipenem, ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin, cefoperazone, ceptazidime, cefiphime, cephalothin, co-trimoxazole, ofloxacin, piperacillin tazobactam, cephalexine, moxifloxacin, gatifloxacin, tetracycline, norfloxacin, gentamicin. RESISTANT: CEFADROXIL, CEFOTAXIME, CEFUROXIME, NALIDIXIC ACID. Sir/Madam finally the doctor said she is suffered with typhoid and urine infection then admit the hospital we give antibiotics. The problem is very serious or not? Admit the hospital is necessary or not? please tel me the ans. But my baby is not so dul she eat ok, play ok, sleep ok, but sometimes pain at stomach. I don't think for money I only think my baby don't sad. Give best suggestion,

Dr. Amit Tuli 90% (437 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, Genito Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Ludhiana
Respected sir/madam,
My daughter age 2 years and 9 months. Recently she suffered from fever and stomach ache, I consu...
I think the paediatrician is right. If you still doubt get a 2nd opinion of another paediatrician and then decide what to do.
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Reasons Why You Should See A Urologist!

Dr. Shrikant M.Badwe 83% (31 ratings)
M.Ch - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Urologist, Mumbai
Reasons Why You Should See A Urologist!

Be it frequent urination, painful urination, or change in color of urine, you must not hesitate to visit a urologist, especially when the symptoms persist for more than two days. Typically, an abnormal urge to urinate is directly affected by any infection in the bladder or due to any underlying medical condition. A urologist who is specialized in the study and treatment of disorders related to the urinary system is the right person to diagnose the problem and put you on the right treatment. Read on to have an insight into symptoms that would necessitate a urologist visit.

Inability to urinate: Many people tend to have calcium depositions in their urinary tract. This is what is known as a stone. When this stone grows big in dimension, it can block the ureters or the urethra. In both these situations, the total urine output reduces to a great extent or can stop completely. The first symptom, in this case, will be an intolerable pain in the back or lower abdomen. This is also a common sign in males with an enlarged prostate.

As the prostate grows in size, it pushes onto the bladder, thus again making it difficult to release urine.

  1. Pain in the lower abdomen: Pain in the lower abdomen is also a symptom of various kinds of urinary problems. If the pain is accompanied by urinary frequency or a burning sensation during urination, it inevitably prompts a visit to the urologist to check for bladder cancer or prostate.
  2. Blood in urine: Irrespective of the gender of the sufferer, blood in the urine is never a good sign. An immediate visit to the urologist is suggested as he can order tests which can highlight an infection or a disease or in extreme cases, even the early signs of cancer in kidney or bladder.
  3. Repeated urinary tract infections: Cases might arise, when a particular person is suffering from two or more infections in a span of 6 months. This situation should never be ignored, and immediately a doctor should be visited as this can be a serious health problem in both men and women. Prophylactic or some antibiotic treatments will be prescribed in this case.
  4. Chronic pain in the pelvic region: This is again another urinary condition which can affect both sexes. This condition is characterized by increased frequency of urination and nocturia and pain in the lower abdomen are also reported. Nocturia is severe nighttime urination. The treatment for this condition depends on the reason. A series of tests and examinations have to be carried out to find out the reason, and accordingly, a treatment plan has to be charted out.

Apart from the symptoms mentioned above, if you experience uncontrolled urine leakage or any sediments in urine or if you sense any abnormality concerning the lower abdominal area a urologist visit is warranted. No need to shy away from reporting even such minor discomfort as it could help avoid dire consequences.

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4 Underlying Causes Of Hematuria!

Dr. Suraj Kumar 95% (114 ratings)
DM - Nephrology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Medicine
Nephrologist, Gurgaon
4 Underlying Causes Of Hematuria!

Hematuria is the medical name of what is commonly known as bloody urine. It’s an unpleasant and particularly painful feeling where the discharge of urine from your system is either cola coloured with blood clots or just a light shade of pink. It varies in visibility, that is, it can either appear to the naked eye or it may only appear under a microscope when a sample is examined. If it isn’t easily visible then it can only be detected as a part of your regular check-up as the symptoms are more often than not invisible. Which is why it is very important to get a full body check-up done as often as possible.

Hematuria is an indicator of other serious conditions that could be underlying and not easily apparent. You should not sit on it and definitely visit your doctor if you notice something similar or if you feel any sort of discomfort while urinating. The number of reasons that can cause bloody urine are:

  1. UTI: Urinary tract infection is one of the reigning causes of most renal and gynaecological problems. It is when your urethra and bladder are affected and it causes a perineal urge to urinate which is also a painful experience. Along with this your urine might carry a strong stench. Bloody urine, in this case, is not visible to the naked eye so you have to go in for a check-up as soon as the other symptoms arise.
  2. Stones: Stones in your bladder or kidneys are caused due to the accumulation of minerals from highly concentrated urine. These harden over time and become stone-like. Kidney stones are extremely painful and can cause bleeding both microscopic and visible.
  3. Exercise: Exercise should be practised in moderation. If you are not used to regular exercise then the first time you start, take it slow and gradually build up from that point onwards. Even then, if after a workout you see blood in your urine, then visit your doctor immediately. It is rare for exercise to cause bleeding but it can be the trigger to other problems that might be the actual culprits behind the bleeding. If you have any injuries in your kidney from working out or from contact sports then you are likely to see blood in your urine.
  4. Prostrate: This is a problem aging males are likely to face no matter how active and healthy a lifestyle they lead. The prostate gland can sometimes get enlarged and cause obstruction in the flow of urine by pushing the urethra into a compressed corner, as the prostrate takes up more space than is allotted to it. The signs include microscopic bleeding but also a painful need to urinate perpetually. There may also be a visible bloody discharge of urine.

Thus, hematuria can be sneaky or it can come with ringing bells. Either way, it is best to not avoid going to the doctor and most importantly get regular check-ups done for your own health and safety. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Urine Colour - What It Says About Your Health?

Dr. A.K. Bhalla 86% (17 ratings)
DM - Nephrology, DNB (Nephrology), MD, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Urine Colour - What It Says About Your Health?

Changes in the colour of your urine can reveal important information about your health. If your urine takes on a hue beyond what's normal, it can be indicative of something wrong with your health. In general, the normal urine colour varies from pale yellow to deep yellowish-brown, which is a result of a chemical pigment in the urine called urochrome.

1. Red or Pink

  • When your kidneys, urethra, bladder or any other urinary tract organ gets infected or inflamed, blood cells get leaked into the urine, giving it a red hue. The causes behind the presence of blood can be urinary tract infections, kidney cysts, kidney stones, enlarged prostate and even cancer. Taking blood thinners can also cause you to have blood in your urine.
  • Certain foods like blackberries, rhubarb and beets can cause your urine to turn pink.
  • The use of certain medications like a particular class of antibiotic used in the treatment of tuberculosis can turn your urine red. Likewise, a drug used to numb discomfort in the urinary tract can cause a red/pink discoloration of your urine.

2. Blue or Green

  • The consumption of coloured food dyes containing green or blue pigments can cause you to pass urine of such hues.
  • Certain anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory medications can turn your urine green/blue.
  • A very rare medical condition called familial benign hypercalcemia (fbh), characterised by high levels of calcium in the blood and low levels of the mineral in the urine can cause your urine to turn blue.
  • Green urine can also occur if your urinary tract gets infected by the pseudomonas bacteria.

3. Dark Brown

  • Having large amounts of these foods - aloe, rhubarb (a type of leafy green) and broad beans can cause you to pass dark brown urine.
  • Certain anti-malarial drugs, laxatives and muscle relaxants can darken the colour of your urine as well.
  • Dark brown urine can also be caused by disorders of the kidney or liver as well as infections of the urinary tract.
  • Injury of the muscle as a result of excessive training can result in dark brown urine.

4. Orange

  • Problems with the bile duct (the duct through which bile from the gall bladder and liver passes before entering the duodenum) or liver along with the passing of light coloured stools can result in orange urine.
  • A cause of orange urine may also be dehydration as fluids bring about a decrease in the concentration of compounds present in the urine.

5. White

  • The presence of calcium or phosphate sediments in the urine can give it a white hue.
  • White urine can also be a result of funguria infection (a form of fungal urinary infection wherein the fungus produces white sediments) or a bacterial infection.

I am a 31 Year old female. From last two weeks, I found blood in my urine after doing 40 mins walking. My urine test Is clear, kidney test Is fine. In ultrasound, found 3 mm calculus found in right kidney. Why this blood urine came after walking. It's because of kidney stone?

Dr. Nash Kamdin 95% (4545 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am a 31 Year old female. From last two weeks, I found blood in my urine after doing 40 mins walking. My urine test ...
Dear lybrateuser, - Blood in urine is a sign of the problem due to the calculus - have plenty of oral fluids including 2-3 litres of water per day to flush out the toxins from the body - get treatment done for the calculus which will cure your problem.
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5 Reasons Behind Blood In Urine!

Dr. Chetan Sheladia 89% (10 ratings)
DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Urologist, Surat
5 Reasons Behind Blood In Urine!

If there is blood in your urine, it is a sign of renal illness. While this could be happening because of various reasons, it is advisable to see your doctor soon.

Following are the causes of blood in your urine:

  1. An enlarged prostate - An enlarged prostate is a common cause of the appearance of blood in the urine in men who are in their middle ages or older. Enlargement of the prostate gland causes the urethra to be compressed. This prevents the urethra from getting fully emptied while urination.
  2. Cancer - A cancerous kidney, bladder or prostate gland can also cause blood to appear in the urine. It is another major cause of hematuria but usually occurs in older patients.
  3. Infection - Infections like urethritis, pyelonephritis, cystitis or infection in any other body organ along the urinary tract is one of the most common causes of hematuria. Such bacterial infection in the urethra can also infect the kidneys and the urinary bladder. It results in the urge to urinate frequently and also causes blood to appear in the urine.
  4. Kidney stones and bladder stones - Another reason that can cause blood to appear in the urine is the presence of stones in the kidney or bladder. These stones are crystallized minerals that are formed in the kidney or the bladder but fail to pass through the urinary tract. They cause blockage and pain and result in hematuria.
  5. Polycystic kidney disease - PKD is a kidney disorder in which cysts filled with fluid form in the kidneys and impair the kidneys, causing them to fail entirely at times. It is an inherited disease and causes blood to appear in the urine.In children who are between 6-10 years of age, kidney disorder after streptococcal glomerulonephritis can be a possible cause of hematuria.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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