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What can cause blood in without any symptoms in a 58

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What can cause blood in urine without any symptoms in a 58 yr old male? No blood thiners and no alcohol or tobacco use. Tha ks
Submitted: 8 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.

Dr. D.J. :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

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Hi there,


This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr. D.J. :

Infection and kidney stones are toe common causes still although some symptoms should be experienced.

Dr. D.J. :

Bladder lesions benign or cancerous can cause this also without any other symptoms.

Dr. D.J. :

Sometimes, cancer in the kidney also can cause this.

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Hence, further evaluation is necessary with cystoscopy, a CT scan of the pelvis with contrast.

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Best wishes,

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.
Dr. D.J. : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
Dr. D.J. : Hi there,
This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Dr. D.J. : Infection and kidney stones are toe common causes still although some symptoms should be experienced.
Dr. D.J. : Bladder lesions benign or cancerous can cause this also without any other symptoms.
Dr. D.J. : Sometimes, cancer in the kidney also can cause this.
Dr. D.J. : Hence, further evaluation is necessary with cystoscopy, a CT scan of the pelvis with contrast.
Dr. D.J. : Best wishes,
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No symptoms at all. Does this mean its cancer? What's the chance? Thanks
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.
It does not mean cancer always
5-10% chance.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok, GP is ordering renal ultrasound with bladder and cytology of urine. No ct scan. Thoughts? Thanks so much!
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.
I think that should be adequate for now.
Ultrasound is pretty accurate also.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thanks. Why better US or CT? Do they look at different things?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.
NO they do look at the same things, but CT has more resolution.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Gotcha. I wonder why gp didn't order a ct? Does he need to fast for US? Thanks so much!
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.
CT is more expensive that is why.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Gotcha. So US is ok too? Does he need to fast for US?

What will cytology of urine look for?

Thanks so much!
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.
Yes fasting is better.
Cytology is to rule out any cancer in the bladder or the kidneys.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you!
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Renal ultrasound is at 530 pm Tuesday. When is the latest that day he can have something to eat? Thanks
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.
12 hours fasting will be fine --he can have water anytime though.

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