I am a Parkinsons patient (for 13 years ... 67 years old)
I take stelevo (2 years), sinimet (13 years) and selegilene (8 years)...
Recently I passed a clot of blood in my urine
. I visited a new GP (who did not have a copy of my rather complex historical health issues).
He ordered A URINE TEST. RESULTS SHOWED A 'TRACE AMOUNT' OF BLOOD . I RE-DID THE URINE TEST - STILL A TRACE AMOUNT OF BLOOD.
At the time I was just in the process of going off of the Stelevo - it was causing some serious mental side-effect issues.
This new GP arranged an appointment with a urologist. Without seeing the urologist, I have been scheduled for a cystoscopy.
Note: I have found information on-line that indicates that some of the drugs that I take, as well as kidney stones
, can lead to blood in the urine ...
I also have had prostrate cancer and have had two very difficult passings of kidney stones (surgery required to remove one).
I feel that this cystoscopy may be a bit pre-mature ... should I hold off of this procedure and monitor the situation with my regular GP with further urine tests, etc. prior to scheduling this more complex procedure (cystoscopy)??