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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

Dr. D.J. :

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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.

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

Dr. D.J. :

Best wishes,

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 3 years ago.
No symptoms at all. Does this mean its cancer? What's the chance? Thanks
It does not mean cancer always
5-10% chance.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ok, GP is ordering renal ultrasound with bladder and cytology of urine. No ct scan. Thoughts? Thanks so much!
I think that should be adequate for now.
Ultrasound is pretty accurate also.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanks. Why better US or CT? Do they look at different things?
NO they do look at the same things, but CT has more resolution.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Gotcha. I wonder why gp didn't order a ct? Does he need to fast for US? Thanks so much!
CT is more expensive that is why.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Gotcha. So US is ok too? Does he need to fast for US?

What will cytology of urine look for?

Thanks so much!
Yes fasting is better.
Cytology is to rule out any cancer in the bladder or the kidneys.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thank you!
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Renal ultrasound is at 530 pm Tuesday. When is the latest that day he can have something to eat? Thanks
12 hours fasting will be fine --he can have water anytime though.