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Is Blood In The Urine Serious?

Dr.Sanjiv Saxena 94% (46ratings)
DNB (Nephrology), MD, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Is Blood In The Urine Serious?

The presence of red blood cells in the urine is called hematuria. If there are sufficient red cells, the urine turns to a bright red, pink or cola shade. Frequently, the urine looks totally ordinary because there is insufficient blood to change the colour. In this situation, the condition is called 'microscopic' hematuria.

Causes:

The most common causes of hematuria are given below:

  1. Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  2. Kidney stones
  3. Tumours in the kidney or bladder
  4. Exercise: In this case, the blood is produced in the urine after strenuous activity. It is more commonly experienced by male patients.
  5. Injury: Traumatic damage to any part of the urinary tract, from the kidneys to the urethral opening, can cause hematuria.

Symptoms:

The symptoms of hematuria vary depending upon the condition. These are as follows:

  1. Glomerulonephritis: If the glomerulonephritis is not serious, it may not show any signs. If the symptoms do show up, they can cause swelling, particularly in the lower furthest points(the thighs, legs, feet, and toes), decreased urine, and hypertension.
  2. Kidney or bladder infection: Symptoms rely on the site of the diseaseand can even cause extreme pain on one side of the lower back, fever, chills, nausea with vomiting, and pain in the bladder.
  3. Prostate infection: There can be pain in the lower back or in the region between the scrotum and rearend. Pain with discharge, blood in the semen, andfever and chills can also occuronce in a while.
  4. Tumour in the kidney or bladder: Most kidney and bladder problems develop without bringing about any pain or uneasiness. At the point when side effects build up, abdomen pain may be persistent.
  5. Kidney stones: When a kidney stone gets attached to the ureters, it can bring about extreme pain in the back, side or crotch, with nausea and difficulties in urination.

Treatment:

Based upon the suspected cause of hematuria, some of the treatments may include the following:

  1. Urine culture: In this test, a urine sample is extracted and examined to check whether bacteria has developed. This test is used to find a case of a kidney or bladder disease.
  2. Computed tomography (CT) of the kidneys, ureters and bladder: For most cases,a CTscan is conducted. This helps in viewing the internal organs and finding the areas that may have been affected by the condition. It also shows the extent of the damage and the spread of the disease so that a proper treatment plan may be laid out.
  3. Ultrasound: This test uses sound waves to create images that can show whether or not a kidney mass is a non-cancerous. This method can also be used to find out whether or not there are any kidney stones, which may be causing hematuria.
  4. Cystoscopy: In this test, the specialist embeds an adaptable telescope into the urethra and passes it into the bladder to investigate the bladder lining for tumours or different issues.
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I am getting blood in my cough from last week and I am worried is something serious.

Purvesh Agrawal 92% (236ratings)
Assistant professor, Senior resident , MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Do these tests- 1. Sputum for gram stain 2. Sputum for afb ×2 3. Sputum culture 4. Chest x ray pa view you can consult me with the above mentioned reports. I ll help you out with the treatment needed.
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My ear sometimes bleed with a yellow fluid and have less hearing when I am in sun. Please help.

Dr.Yashvant Chhatbar 91% (3148ratings)
MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Gandhinagar
My ear sometimes bleed with a yellow fluid and have less hearing when I am in sun. Please help.
: Discharge in ear is due to problem in external ear or Middle ear. Micro exam of ear will conclude that. Threre are two types of middle ear discharge Safe and Unsafe?.If there is foul smelling discharge it is usually unsafe variety of Chronic suppurative otitis media. X ray masoid, Culture and sensitivity report and Ct scan if required . Mostly this type of pt require surgery. In safe variety it is simle perforation in eat and can be treated only with Antibitics, Antihistaminics and ear drops. May require surgery if there is big hole in drum.
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How A Blood Test Can Help Diagnose Tuberculosis?

Dr.Gurmeet Singh Chabbra 89% (65ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Chest & TB
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
How A Blood Test Can Help Diagnose Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis is an airborne communicable disease that mainly affects the lungs. However, it can attack the other organs as well. A tuberculosis infection may be categorised as latent or clinically active. A person is said to be suffering from latent tuberculosis when he or she has been infected with the tuberculosis bacteria, but is protected from the germs by a strong immune system. People showing symptoms of the disease are said to be suffering from a clinically active form of tuberculosis and must seek medical attention as soon as possible.

The symptoms of tuberculosis may be hard to identify as they can be attributed to other causes as well. In some cases, the symptoms may not appear until the disease has reached an advanced stage. Some of the common symptoms associated with this disease are:

  1. Weight loss
  2. Fever
  3. Dry cough
  4. Excessive sweating at night
  5. Unexplained tiredness
  6. Poor appetite
  7. Chest pain

People with a weakened immune system such as those suffering from HIV or those undergoing chemotherapy have a high risk of suffering from this condition. When the disease is in its active form, tuberculosis causing bacteria multiply rapidly and attack the lungs. From here they may spread to other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes, kidneys, bones, spine, brain and skin. When it reaches an advanced stage, the symptoms vary according to the organ affected. For example, pain in the bones indicates that the bone tissues have been affected while coughing up blood is a sign of TB of the lungs.

How Can It Be Diagnosed?

Blood test like Quantiferon TB Gold and Skin test like Mantoux test can detect Tuberculosis infection or Latent Tuberculosis. Diagnosis of TB requires demonstration of TB bacilli on microscopy, detection of DNA of TB bacilli, growth of TB bacilli on special culture media and clinical diagnosis by a doctor after considering patient's history, symptoms and signs, radiological imaging, blood and skin tests as mentioned earlier. TB treatment may include Injection along with oral medications. In some cases incomplete, inappropriate or inadequate treatment may lead to Drug Resistant TB which requires a longer treatment and may be difficult to treat.

Clinically active tuberculosis can be easily treated and cured as long as the patient undergoes the complete course of treatment. Treatment for this disease usually takes the form of oral medication that must be taken for six to nine months continuously. This is because tuberculosis causing bacteria can take a very long time to die. In some cases, multiple drugs may be prescribed to reduce resistance to the drugs. When it comes to tuberculosis it is important to continue taking medication for its full course, even if the symptoms disappear and you are feeling better.

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I want to know can blood culture test tell whether a person infected from tuberculosis or not.

Dr.Hetal Jariwala 93% (2869ratings)
MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Blood culture shows your sensitivity and resistance towards a particular drug / antibiotic... Tuberculosis can be diagnosed by many other ways... Still if you have any queries, please let me know. Take care :)
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Got Mc from yesterday but very less blood on sanitary pad, more blood related in urination.

Dr.Sameer Kumar 93% (6189ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, Fellowship in Assisted Reproductive technology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Gynaecologist, Noida
Got Mc from yesterday but very less blood on sanitary pad, more blood related in urination.
Hello, If you are experiencing blood in urine then you are likely to be suffering from cystitis. Please get a urine culture done.
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I had typhus fever in february. Doctor gave me blood culture and that shows no growth of any bacteria. Does blood culture detect typhus fever?

Dr.Jafer Sadiq Mp 92% (342ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Kochi
I had typhus fever in february. Doctor gave me blood culture and that shows no growth of any bacteria. Does blood cul...
Indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) or enzyme immunoassay (EIA) testing can be used to evaluate for a rise in the immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibody titer, which indicates an acute primary disease. IFA and EIA tests can be used to confirm a diagnosis of typhus.
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I found the blood during masturbating. What happens if bloods occurs during masturbating?

Dr.S.K. Tandon 94% (47792ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I found the blood during masturbating. What happens if bloods occurs during masturbating?
Get semen analysis test and semen culture and sensitivity report. After reports you can discuss with me online.
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I am getting blood from urine. As urine is full white but after the urination there are some blood coming out.

Dr.Amit Tuli 91% (1769ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, Genito Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Ludhiana
I am getting blood from urine. As urine is full white but after the urination there are some blood coming out.
Drink plenty of fluid daily and please get USG abdomen and pvrv and urine routine and culture and sensitivity done. You could be having uti or stone disease.
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I have a Blood In My Urine while urinating I see blood clots and something stuck like feeling in my organ. Please help!

Dr.L. Radhakrishna Murthy 90% (396ratings)
MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
I have a Blood In My Urine while urinating I see blood clots and something stuck like feeling in my organ. Please help!
Helo dear this should not be neglected. Get your urine examined. Since how long you did not mention. Take plenty of water. Don't take food which aggravate heat in the body take following chandra prabha vati 2tabsmorning and evening with water vrukka dosha hara vati 2 tabs morning and evening. Report after 15 days.
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