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I've urinated 5 times today. Twice, my urine was normal

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I've urinated 5 times today. Twice, my urine was normal (morning and the second before final time). The others time it seemed to be pink or containing blood.
I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow, so I thought I'd ask here first about what might be causing it.
I've attached info from my last visit June 14, 2016. I recently went back to smoking and quit again, I've gone Vegan and have been overeating on some very different foods for me.
HR 88 (/min)
BP 130/70 (mm Hg)
RR 16 (/min)
Temp 98.7 (F)
Ht 74 (in)
Wt 404 (lbs)
BMI 51.86 (Index)
Today's Diagnoses Include
Type 2 diabetes mellitus without complications
Essential (primary) hypertension
Body mass index (BMI) 50-59.9 , adult
Medication List
Other medications you are on
Amlodipine Besylate : 10 mg 1 tablet Orally once a day,30 days ,30 Tablet ,Refills: 3
Clonazepam : 0.5 MG 1 tablet Orally Twice a day
Lisinopril : 30 mg 1 tablet Orally once a day,30 days ,30 Tablet ,Refills: 3
Metformin HCl : 500 mg 1 tablet with meals Orally three times a day,30 days ,90 Tablet ,Refills: 3
Omeprazole : 20 mg 1 capsule Orally once a day,30 day(s) ,30 ,Refills: 3
Humalog KwikPen : 100 UNIT/ML 20-30 units Subcutaneous TID AC,30 days ,15 x 3 mL ,Refills: 3
Lantus SoloStar : 100 UNIT/ML 60 units Subcutaneous once a day at bedtime,30 days ,5 x 3 mL ,Refills: 3
BD U/F Original Pen Needle : 29G X 12.7MM as directed externally as directed, QID,30 days ,120 ,Refills: 3
Brintellix : 20 MG 1 tablet Orally once a day,30 day(s) ,30
good (well) control continue with ADA diet and current regimen
stable (well controlled) blood pressure, continue current therapy, , low sodium diet and exercise reviewed with patient , counseled on HTN , low sodium diet and exercise reviewed with patient , counseling done for 20 mins
Tests Ordered/Performed Today
HGB A1c on 06/14/2016 Abnormal
HGB A1C - 6.4 Range: <5.7 - % Flag: H
Specific Gravity - 1.020 Range: 1.003 - 1.030
pH - 6.0 Range: 5.0 - 8.0
Protein, Urine - NEGATIVE Range: NEGATIVE
Glucose, Urine, Qual. - NEGATIVE Range: NEGATIVE
Ketone, Qual. - NEGATIVE Range: NEGATIVE
Urobilinogen - 0.2 Range: 0.2 - 1.0 - Units
Bilirubin, Urine - NEGATIVE Range: NEGATIVE
Blood, Urine - NEGATIVE Range: NEGATIVE
WBC, Urine - 0-4 Range: 0-4 - PERHPF
Epithelial Cells, Urine - NONE Range: FEW
Cast, Hyaline, Urine - 0-4 Range: 0-4 - PERLPF
Cast, Granular, Urine - NONE SEEN Range: 0-1 - PERLPF
Cast, RBC, Urine - NONE SEEN Range: 0-1 - PERLPF
Bacteria, Urine - NONE Range: FEW
BASIC METABOLIC on 06/14/2016 Abnormal
BUN - 9 Range: 6-20 - mg/dL
CALCIUM - 9.8 Range: 8.6-10.4 - mg/dL
CO2 - 21 Range: 22-29 - mmol/L Flag: L
CHLORIDE - 103 Range: 96-108 - mmol/L
CREATININE - 0.80 Range: 0.90-1.30 - mg/dL Flag: L
POTASSIUM - 4.5 Range: 3.5-5.5 - mmol/L
SODIUM - 144 Range: 135-147 - mmol/L
LIPID SCREEN on 06/14/2016 Abnormal
CHOLESTEROL - 231 Range: 40 - mg/dL
TRIGLYCERIDES - 222 Range: 14 - %
Chol/HDL Ratio - 5.4 Range: <7.4
LDL/HDL Ratio - 3.35 Range: <3.56
LDL Chol Calc - 144 Range: <100 - mg/dL Flag: H
AST (SGOT) on 06/14/2016
AST (SGOT) - 16 Range: <40 - U/L
ALT (SGPT) on 06/14/2016
ALT (SGPT) - 23 Range: <41 - U/L
T4,FREE + TSH on 06/14/2016
THYROXINE, FREE (FT4) - 1.03 Range: 0.80-1.73 - ng/dL
TSH - 1.720 Range: 0.178-4.530 - uIU/mL
Imaging Studies and Other Tests
EKG on 06/14/2016 Abnormal
Other Medical Conditions (Problem List)
Body mass index (BMI) 45.0-49.9, adult
Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hyperglycemia
Essential (primary) hypertension
Encounter for immunization
Body mass index (BMI) 50-59.9 , adult
Encounter for general adult medical examination with abnormal findings
Hyperlipidemia, unspecified
Vitamin D deficiency, unspecified
Dermatophytosis, unspecified
Type 2 diabetes mellitus without complications
Abnormal electrocardiogram [ECG] [EKG]
Smoking Status
former smoker
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I got kicked off here! uh oh
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

Yes, a pink tint is typically due to blood in the urine.

The most common cause of blood in the urine is from an infection. In a male, this would more often be a prostate infection, but it also can be a bladder infection or an infection higher in the urinary tract. Diabetes certainly also increases the risk for infection in many locations throughout the body.

The other common cause of blood in the urine is from kidney stones. There usually is significant pain associated with passing a kidney stone, but it also can present as blood in the urine without pain.

These two common causes account for the vast majority of cases of blood in the urine, so that is the intial focus of the evaluation. The usual next step would be a repeat of the urinalysis. The fact that the urinalysis was normal at your last visit does not change that it needs to be done again for the current passage of pink tinged urine. So, you should contact your doctor to be seen, or if that cannot be arranged in a timely manner, the other option would be to be seen in an Urgent Care Center or Walk-In Clinic.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In the case of infection, are there other symptoms? I have a dr's appointment tomorrow afternoon.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ah, my gluclose went high and I developed a fungal infection on my skin. There's a chance the two could be related?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Infections will frequently have other symptoms, but blood in the urine without symptoms is most often due to infection. While both infection and stones can cause bleeding without other symptoms, it is much more likely to be infection.

If you are not having any other symptoms, it would be OK to be seen tomorrow.

Elevations in blood sugar will increase the risk for prostate or urinary tract infection in the same way that it increases the risk for fungal skin infections. But the fungal skin infection would not directly be related to a prostate or urinary tract infection.

It is also true that internal infections can cause the blood sugar to be higher than usual, but it is unlikely that any current infection was present very long ago, if it was a while back that you had the fungal skin infection.

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

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