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Blood in urine. Started today. Pink color. three urinations,

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Blood in urine. Started today. Pink color. three urinations, blood each time. Male age 65. Type 1 diabetic in good health (A1C a little high at 7.5). Had bronchial infection about three weeks ago. No pneumonia. took 10 day course of cefdinir 300 mg 2x/ daily starting 5/2/16. still have minor cough (dry / wheeze). No history of urine in the blood. Should I go see a urologist or wait a few days and see if it passes?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 6 months ago.
Hello This is Dr. Diego, experienced on Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care.I understand your concerns. The problem you described is concerning for hematuria(blood in the urine). Hematuria is not a normal finding in a regular person. Some causes for hematuria are kidney stones(usually painful), urinary tract infection, malignancy. You need to see your primary care physician to have a urine test and confirm the blood in the urine. Many times patients need a urologist referral for a direct inspection of the bladder. Let me know if you have any other questions. Please rate my answer.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
would a post bronchial infection be a possible reason? should i be concerned about a possible malignancy?
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 6 months ago.
Sometimes medications used to treat the infection can cause hematuria. Bronchial infection by itself does not cause hematuria. Infection is part of the differential, not high in the list but needs to be check. Risk factors for malignancy are smoking, previous cancer history.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok. Thanks. No cancer history except my father (lung /brain). I've never smoked.
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 6 months ago.
Please rate my answer. Thanks
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok. Kind of vague but helpful. I'll go see my doctor
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 6 months ago.
What other details would you like to know? Hematuria has a wide differential and always has to be check. Most of the time a urinary tract infection can cause the problem. However in your specific situation without any fevers or burning sensation is less likely.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thanks. I'm good
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 6 months ago.
Don't forget to rate my answer. Thanks
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Informative but vague
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 6 months ago.
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