How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr Chip (M.D.) Your Own Question
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 32792
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
18722459
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr Chip (M.D.) is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My bladder has been painful lately. How can I check for

Customer Question

My bladder has been painful lately. How can I check for blood in the urine?
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: For being 80, I'd say it has been pretty good.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I've always had a sensitive bladder but for the last month it has bothered me more. Cancer runs in the family--my grandmother, my mother, my father, my sister, etc. so I'm worried about bladder cancer.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

You can use an over the counter dipstick kit to see if there's microscopic blood and white cells in your urine

It sounds as though you may have a bladder infection and if the dipstick is positive for those you need to see your doctor for a course of oral antibiotics

Please let me know if you need any more information