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Blood in Your Urine

I have had two physicals for work and 1 OB GYN visit in the last 2 years and every time I have a urine sample taken they say there is a little blood in my urine and always ask if I just finished my menstrual cycle. The case is always no. But they never say I need to check it out. I went today and they said the same thing. "You have a little blood in your urine" Why isn't anyone telling me to have this checked out? Has anyone had this problem and have you gone to check on it and with what kind of doctor? Getting concerned.

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So, the consensus is that I need to see a Urologist. Thanks for that help. And that I just need to check it out because it can be something small or something huge. I guess I was just trying to avoid the possibilty that it can be huge. Thanks for all the advice, shared stories and the sweet scolding to get this checked out. I will and will update later on the findings.

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My sister has had this same thing since she was 12 and she is now 29. SHe is also anemic. Other than that she is healthy as a horse. I would call the doctor and ask some questions.

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Being that you are on the go all the time it may be that your liquid intake needs to increase. Drink some CRANBERRY for about a week. Drink NO sodas but drink lots of water. Call your doctor and say "You said I have blood in my urine. I know that is not normal. So what do I need to do about it?" He will give suggestions to try. It could just be a bladder infection, but the doctor could tell you that if it were.

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First of all, blood in your urine could mean something serious or it could be something not so serious. There are chronic bladder and kidney conditions that could cause blood in your urine (hematuria). First and foremost, you need to hear from your doctor what the problem is. You should go see a urologist. Get a referal from your family physician. He will recommend a good urologist to go to.

I hope the best for you, and right now don't worry too much about it, just go to the doctor. :)

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I've had this, too. A fwe years ago, I even had a kidney infection that landed me in the emergency room!

I agree that it sounds like you should increase your water and cranberry intake and cut out everything else for a while. You can even buy the cranberry pills.

Take charge of your health by asking what to do about it, as someone suggested earlier. It kills me that doctors just act like nothing's ever a big deal. I guess in the grand scheme of things for them it's not. So you have to be the one to say, "So how do I change that?" Shamefully, if you don't ask, some won't tell you.

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hi I am sorry you are having this trouble.. so when the doctor comes in ask what can be causing this and what can be done to correct it.. after 5 times being on antibiotics different ones, because my kidney hurt, my doctor finally sent me to a urologist. I had infections.. but they would not tell me anythng.. had to have ct scan, IVP and ultrasound and they checked my bladder and found it good.. I still have pain in my kidney but they are saying nothing is wrong.. well here we go again ... good luck.. wish you the best and ASK TELL THEM TO GIVE YOU AN ANSWER... We have to take control of our lives and our bodies..the doctors are in there for what 5 mins.

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Typically blood in the urine signifies a urinary tract or kidney infection. Did they ever put you on antibiotics for it? If not I would make an appointment with your regular physicain, tell them what you told us, and have them take a urine sample, and tell them that you want some answers.

N., I have had the same problem for the last 4 years. I have also had several different kidney/bladder tests done and still no answer. I have basically given up on finding out the cause. I sure hope that you have better luck.

Yes, I've been told the same thing. However, I do have frequent bladder infections and have been told it could be from an irritation in my bladder, causing the blood. I've now been referred to a urologist here in Austin. Do get it checked out, it could be a number of things, don't ignore it.

Cause it happens. I have where I have blood in my urine all the time. I can't see it, but it shows up in urine samples. I did go through the gamet of tests and nothing...so...

If it really concerns you, go to a urologist. I suggest Urology SA, they were awesome...but it;s not something to be overly worried about especially if you have no other symptoms

Well hello! I have never had this problem before, but i do work for a urologist and that is the kind of doctor that you would need to go to, because we deal with these things every day.....so i hope i helped you out on what kind of specialist to see....let me know:)

Go see a Urologist and you might want to consider changing doctors, depending on what the Uro says

For the last several years, I always seemed to have "a little blood in my urine" when tested by doctors for whatever. They always ask me about my cycle too, and even though I tell them I'm no where near my cycle, they didn't seem to think it was a big deal. HOWEVER, since then, I've had 2 kidney stones, which led me to believe that the stones were the cause of the traces of blood. I finally passed the last stone a year ago, and since then, I don't seem to have any blood in my urine, at least not according to my urologist. I guess there could be many different causes to blood in the urine, but your description sounds so similar to mine! Anyway, if you're concerned, make an appointment with a urologist and have some specific xrays done, if the doc feels it's necessary. Just make sure to tell your doctor everything about any symptoms. Good luck!!

You most likely need a Urologist.

My sister has had this same thing since she was 12 and she is now 29. SHe is also anemic. Other than that she is healthy as a horse. I would call the doctor and ask some questions.

You need to go see a nephrologist (kidney doctor). I, too, have blood in my urine, and it all started when I was pregnant with my daughter 31 years ago. It took visits to several urologists and finally a nephrologist before anyone told me what was wrong with me. I have a kidney disease called glomerulonephritis (where the glomeruli structures in the kidney don't work quite right, and blood spills over into the urine). I'm not saying that you have this, but it would be good to have it checked out. (I, too, had many doctors make that comment--"You have blood in your urine"--and not suggest that I see anybody about it.)

My kidney doctors are GREAT. They are Renal Specialists of Houston located in the St. Luke's Towers (on Fannin), Suite 2510. Phone: ###-###-####. I know going downtown probably doesn't appeal to you, but these are the best kidney doctors in Houston. They have a lot of really sick patients and others like me who just need monitoring from time to time.

I hope you do something about this just so you know what's happening.

Go to a urologist right away! Worse case senario...bladder cancer, kidney stone, bladder infection, etc. Blood in your urine is NEVER normal. Please get a specialist to check you over thoroughly. Not trying to be an alarmist, but my dad had bladder cancer and that was his only symptom, I had a kidney stone and had blood in my urine before the stone started hurting me.

Morning N.;
My wife came home from the doctor yesterday and they told her the same thing! In her case she thinks she knows what caused it, she had taken some asprin the day before!
In the past when she took asprin it blood test always came back with blood in urine!
Next time your going to have a blood test, do not take asprin for at least a week before!!
Good Luck,
B. C.

You may need to go see an urologist. Blood in your urine is usually a sign of bladder or kidney problems. It's probably just a mild bladder infecion because they did not tell you to have it looked at further. But I would go to a specialist to make sure seeing as it has been going on for 2 years.

Im so scared I went to the doctor I had alot of blood in my urine he gave me meds I unfortunately did not finish the they made me sick so then I go back into my doctor. She ran the urine test and said I have a small micro bit of blood still in my urine asked if I was or just got of off my period I had so she had mecome back in to weeks I did and was on my period so she said to come back in a week when I was off and I did this moring still. Blood in my urine. So then she said to come back in 3 days to make sure it is not period blood lengering so inowi am really scared to death what is wrong with me ...I am a single mom of 4 and I am not ready to die because a doc sleeping on the job so now if I have blood in my urine wheni go in in two days if theta blood she said I would have to see a urolaagist ...please if you had this and could help with any information please email me at ____@____.com
thank you

Get checked out! Could be Kidney problems.

I have had this too ongoing and my Dr sent me to a urologist and he was a jerk, so I stoppped going. My Dr I was going to thought maybe it was intersitial cystitis, but I guess it can be hard to diagnose. Good luck hope you find out what it is.

I went to the Doc with terrible back pain. While checking me out she did a urine test to see if it could be a bladder infection. The test came back that I had blood in my urine so my doc sent me to the E.R. when I got to the E.R. they did a different type of urine test and said that they found no blood in my urine. The E.R. Doc told me that the type of test that they do in Doctor's offices usually do show blood that they are not correct very often. It turned out to be a pulled muscle in my lower back that was causing the pain. The test could be giving you an incorrect reading and maybe that is why the doc is not worried about it. But if you are concerned I would get a second opinion. Good luck

N.,
That is not normal, TELL your Dr you want a CRP test,
this is called a C Reactive Protein test, it is a marker for Silent Inflammation.

We women put on about 160 toxins and chemicals on our body daily. www.cosmeticsdatabase.com enter YOUR product name, and see how toxic these are , these chemicals go directly into our bloodstream and cause lots of problems,
there is a book called "Not just a Pretty Face " by Stacey Malken, this is a good book to read and get knowledgeable about what causes diseases.

I have an article from TIME magazine that explains more on this,
email me tecuento123 at yahoo and I can send it to you and I can send you more info on the CRP test.

Good luck,
Oly

I just got a call from my doctor's office saying a little blood was in my urine and asked me the same question about my menstrual cycle. The answer was also no. So they ask me to come in next week for another test. (Actually I picked the day because they wanted me to be a couple of weeks from my when my cycle ended or started). This was the first visit to this doctor and I have never had blood in my urine before. So, yes, I think they need to check it out. Maybe you could request another test when you could tell them, again, that there was no way it was your cycle. Or, you could change doctors which may mean another exam. I just started going to Dr. Hardy at Austin Regional Clinic here in Round Rock. She was highly recommended by a good friend. Don't worry too much about it, just get it checked!

We have faught UTI's with my daughter many times. Several of these times she has have a litte blood in her urine, mostly due to dehydration. You may think you are getting enough, but may not be. Her doctor told us the biggest cause is not having enough water intake. Go to your family heath doctor or a urologist if you feel more comfortable with that and for sure increase your water intake.

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