Blood in the urine is called hematuria which can be either gross or microscopic. Urine appears pink, red, or cola-colored and is generally not painful. Urinary tract infections, pyelonephritis, renal stones, prostate enlargement, glomerulonephritis, tumors of the renal system, sickle cell anemia, renal injury, medications, or strenuous exercise is responsible for causing hematuria.

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I have blood in my urine after I exercise. What could be the reason behind it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have blood in my urine when I exercise five miles sometimes, which goes away in a day, and the trigger seems to be always the exercise. However, it does come back a couple of months later. It has been happening for about a year now. Currently, I am on the medication Amlodipine 10 mg....  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your query and the reports that you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your CT (computed tomography) scan reports are not specific for any particular cause. A small lesion in the kidney is too small to be diagnosed. There is...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment for hematuria.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 76 year old male. I have hematuria for the past two months. My prostate was normal in the USG report and the culture report did not show any growth of microorganisms. I took Levofloxacin for 10 days, but now my doctor prescribed Tranexamic 500 IV. I am also suffering from a lumbar...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hematuria has to be taken seriously. If ultrasonography is normal, then I suggest you go for a CT scan and urine cytology. If these are also negative, then a cystoscopy should be done. The usual cause of blood in urine is a prostate problem. So, if no other cause i...  Read Full »

Why am I having constant burning and pain in my genitals with frequent urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing a burning sensation before and after urination; sometimes I see the light pink colored blood in the urine. From the past seven days, I am having a lot of discomforts, even while sitting idle or sleeping there are a constant burning and pain in my genitals, and I urinate ...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your urine examination shows blood, so we need to find the source of blood in the urine. And, pain on urination might be due to narrowing of the urethra (urethral stricture). I w...  Read Full »

I noticed bright red blood in my urine after I masturbated excessively for the past few days. Why, and what should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I used to masturbate daily, sometimes more than once a day. I have had bright red blood in my urine in the morning for the past few days which went away after drinking water. It is stressing me out now. I had the same issue a few months ago. But then, I stopped masturbating and it went...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I have a few questions. Please help me with a few details: 1. Are you a smoker? 2. Are you diabetic or have any other illnesses? 3. Is the blood in your urine present only at the start of the stream, througho...  Read Full »

Why are the readings in kidney function test high?

Query: Hi doctor, I am scheduled for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) to treat a kidney stone that was discovered through testing for gross hematuria. My pre-operative blood work came back with a number of readings that were flagged as high. It includes Alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) 17, blood...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your high readings in kidney function tests are probably attributed to the kidney stone that you are having. Any stone present in kidney that is causing hematuria is very likely to cause transient rise in creatinine levels and alter the kidney function test too. Thi...  Read Full »

My mother got blood in her urine. What does it indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother got blood in her urine. We did admit her to a nearby hospital and did all her checkups. Please check the report and let me know what is wrong.  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I have seen the attached urine examination report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Yes, there is blood in urine and protein and pus cells, and these findings are abnormal. I would like to tel...  Read Full »

Why do I have brown blood in my urine after an activity?

Query: Hello doctor, Two weeks ago, I observed brown blood in my urine after a 10-kilometer run. Also, I felt unwell and had stomach pain. However, a few hours after drinking, I did not notice any blood in my urine. A few days later, I visited a doctor who tested my urine and found blood and protein in my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It should be exercise-induced hematuria (blood in urine). It is a benign, self-limiting condition resulting in bleeding from kidney filters after exercise. I suggest you to consult a nephrologist for this. Also, adequate hydration during a...  Read Full »

Can IUD cause blood in urine?

Query: Hi, I have had the IUD for 2 years now and my period stopped a year ago completely. I awoke from my sleep last night due to pain in the vagina. When I went to the bathroom, I urinated blood, a lot of it. I also had burning sensation while urinating. Why is this happening to me?  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood in urine is called hematuria.You have blood in urine as well as burning sensation while urinating.Blood in urine has nothing to do with IUD (Intra Uterine Device).There are chances of cystitis or growth in the urinary bladder.This condition needs a detailed history ...  Read Full »

Is hematuria associated with bladder cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old female. Three months back, I started to have frequent urination and a heavy feel in the lower abdomen during urination after sex. I had gross hematuria after urination three times. I consulted a doctor and she gave me tablet Fosfomycin for two days. I took it immediate...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have an unlikely chance to have bladder cancer considering your age and your symptoms do not associate with cancer. Bladder cancer occurs in aged peoples having prolonged smoking habits with painless hematuria. Your symptoms are related to infection and cystitis of ...  Read Full »

Can nutcracker syndrome damage your heart?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old student. I recently found that I have nutcracker syndrome. I fear that it will affect my mitral valve prolapse or cause some damage to the heart, leading to stress and depression.  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nutcracker syndrome is a condition in which the left renal vein gets compressed between two large vessels, superior mesenteric artery and the aorta. The compression will result in renal venous hypertension, and rupture of thin-walled veins. Hence, there is resul...  Read Full »

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