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I have been having blood in my urine for a couple weeks i

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i have been having blood in my urine for a couple weeks i went to the urologist and he scheduled me for a cystoscopy and a scan but i don't get many answers and wanted to research it myself the "blood flakes" look like it might be little animals , half inch long im done
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: exellent
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: i take levothyroxine and the day before i notieced the blood, i took some sleeping pills
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

What is your age and gender?

Do you have painful urination, any history of kidney stone?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
67, male, not usually painful urination, once in a while it takes a while to come out, and comes out slowly. I have small bloody clots which look like small slugs, which come out once in a while. The have the consistency and look of raw liver. ( is this the bladder lining?). No history of kidney stone.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The urologist did a urine test, then ordered the CT scan and cystoscopy. Does this mean that he has ruled out UTI?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

A urine test rules out a UTI in majority of incidences. Your symptoms need to be ruled out of bladder tumor, I am afraid. The causes of blood clots in urine are;

1) Kidney and bladder stones

2) Urinary Tract Obstruction

3) Urinary Tract Trauma

4) Excessive exercise

5) Urinary tract Infection

6) Sickle Cell Disease

7) Kidney and bladder tumor

Urine culture and an ultrasound are the first investigative protocol. Intravenous pyelography, CT scan, cystoscopy, etc may be followed depending on the initial investigative results.

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