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Blood in urine

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blood in urine
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Muneeb Ali replied 3 months ago.


Im sorry to hear about you symptoms. Now presence of blood in the urine can be indicative of a number of diseases. the first one which comes to mind is that you could have a urinary tract infection. This can also cause symptoms like foul smell in the urine. dark colored urine, burning urination and lower abdominal pain. This can be diagnosed with the help of urine tests as well as urine cultures. the treatment can be with the help of antibiotics.

Now if the blood in urine is accompanied by flank pain or abdominal pain, it can be due to kidney stones which can be diagnosed with the help of an abdominal ultrasound and Xray KUB. Small stones can be passed out on their own however larger stones would need either surgery or sound wave therapy to break them down.

Yet another cause can be inflammation of the bladder which would cause symptoms similar to a UTI and also lower abdominal pain. This would again need urine tests as well as antibiotics to get better. Sometimes a cystoscopy may also be needed.

Now the blood can also be related to problems with the female reproductive tract which can be in the form of pelvic inflammatory disease which can also cause vaginal discharge and pain in the abdomen as well as UTI symptoms. A pelvic examination as well as vaginal ultrasound would be diagnostic. Antibiotics are the key here as well.

lastly, in some cases painless blood in the urine can indicate that there is a tumor in the bladder or elsewhere in the urinary tract. this would need to be diagnosed with a CT scan of the abdomen and a also a scope into the bladder.

Now i think this is likely to be a UTI as it can present even without burning urination. i would suggest that you get a urine test and a urine culture by visiting your doctor as soon as possible. In the meantime start using increased amount of water. But do see your doctor.

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