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I have had small amounts of blood in my urine for

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I have had small amounts of blood in my urine for approximately 2 months now. I am 62 and have no pain or fever. I am tired a lot but other wise don't seem to have any symtoms. I have been waiting to see a urologist for 6 weeks now and am not scheduled for an other 4 weeks. should I be concerned?
JA: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?
Customer: No pain or fever and no respiratory symptoms that I am aware of. My blood pressure seems to fluctuate
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have no family history of such problems that I am aware of. My grandmother had lung cancer my father had lung cancer his sister had brain cancer but they smoked, I have never smoked
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Do you suffer from frequent urination at night?

Do you have hesitancy in urine flow?

Are you on any medications?

Do you suffer from anxiety or severe stress?

Shortness of breath?

Have you noticed unexplained weight loss in last few months?

Waiting for your reply…

Thanks

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No frequent urination at night. I may have hesatancy in urination flow. I am on medication for depression and anxiety, no shortness of breath. No unexplained weight loss
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 5 months ago.

Dear,

Thanks for all these additional details.

I am sorry to hear about your problems.

Well, passing small amount from blood with urine since last two months, at your age could be related with-Inflammation or infection of the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine.

You may also have prostatitis which is an inflammation or infection of the prostate gland.

At your age, chances of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia( BPH) are more.

Prostate cancer can also cause bleeding.

Certain conditions in the bladder may cause bleeding such as polyps, cancer, or bladder infections.

Also certain kidney diseases cause bleeding and finally a kidney stone can cause blood in the urine.

To be honest, and from the description most likely it is related with prostatitis or Benign Prostatic

Hyperplasia( BPH). For diagnosis you would need- Digital rectal exam, Urine test, Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and Urinary flow test.

Yes, you can see your Urologist and get it clinically evaluated.

You can Limit caffeine and alcohol.

You should Try to urinate at regular times. You should follow a healthy diet.

Hope this helped

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I am female so thinking it is not related to my prostrate
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 5 months ago.

Dear,

I am writing your answer again.

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Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 5 months ago.

Dear,

I am sorry for the confusion.

Well, In your case, possible reasons for passing such small amount of blood in urine are-

-Bladder infection( Cystitis).

-Kidney infection or kidney stone.

-Urethritis ( it is inflammation of the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra).

-Bladder cancer( though chances are very slim).

The most common cause of bladder infection or Urethritis.

A thorough clinical evaluation and tests should be done.

Yes, you can see your Urologist and get it clinically evaluated. A urine test and ultrasound would be diagnostic.

You can Limit caffeine and alcohol.

You should Try to urinate at regular times. You should follow a healthy diet.

Hope this helped

If you have any further question then you can ask me.

Please leave positive rating above the chat box so I can get credit for helping you today
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Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 5 months ago.

Dear,

I can understand your concern.

As such, to be honest these symptoms are not related with cancer.

More often it is caused by other things like an infection, benign (non-cancerous) tumors, stones in the kidney or bladder, or other benign kidney diseases.

Once urine test and ultrasound is done, precise diagnosis would be achieved.

Please stop searching for your symptoms on Dr. Google. This may give confusing results.

Please don't search on internet. Many of the articles, are written by unprofessional, and may only lead to stress and worry.

God bless you and take care.

Hope this helped.

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Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 5 months ago.

Hi, just checking in to see how things are going.

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