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What are the causes of blood in the urine? I am in excellent

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What are the causes of blood in the urine?
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: I am in excellent health, (age 62), a smoker, and have never spent a night in the hospital.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No. I am not currently or have never been on any medications.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 9 months ago.


Was the blood in the urine just detected on a urinalysis ? Or have you have Frank bloody looking urine? Or tea colored urine ?

There are a number of possible causes of blood in the urine ...

Kidney stones would be a more common cause ...

Infection within the bladder may cause bleeding of the wall of the bladder sometimes ( = hemorrhagic cystitis )

Frank bloody urine without pain do can be a concern for bladder cancer as a possible cause

Tea colored urine is more suggestive of KIDNEY disease -- there are a number of such -- IgA nephropathy / glomerulonephritis / interstitial nephritis ...

Kidney cancer as a possible cause too....

The urine tests may give clues ..

Other tests may be needed such as Renal CT / cystoscopy might be needed ..

A urologist may need be considered to start more detailed evaluation

I hope that this is helpful for you

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Anthony Bray MD