Hematuria

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

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 ...  Read Full »

My report says there is blood in urine, but my doctor says I am fine. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had undergone chest X-ray, ECG, creatinine, fasting glucose, postprandial blood sugar, urea, uric acid, lipid profile, liver function test, thyroid stimulating hormone, TSH, urine complete analysis, complete blood count with ESR and ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis. All the re...  Read Full »


Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your reports, it seems to be a urinary tract infection secondary to a kidney stone. Some kidney stones are not visible on the ultrasound. So, I suggest you do a CT scan of the abdomen and repeat urinalysis. If the same report persists, then we can think ...  Read Full »

Is blood in my urine due to excessive masturbation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 64-year-old male. Since a long time, I masturbate daily, sometimes even more than once a day. Post masturbation, I started getting blood in my urine occasionally. Over the last two to three weeks, I have noticed more blood in the urine. Also, my frequency of urination has increa...  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you taking blood thinners? Do you smoke or drink? I suggest you get the following tests done: Urine routine analysis. Ultrasound KUB (Kidneys, Ureter, and Bladder). PSA (Prostate-specific antigen). Kindly revert with the test results. Thank you.   Read Full »

What are the causes of red urine?

Query: Hi doctor, Two years ago, I got chicken pox. Later, I started taking lots of oil items. As a consequence, I got jaundice. Exactly a year ago, I took a few tests and everything was under control except direct bilirubin level 0.4. Seven months later, whenever I urinated in the morning the color of my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your frustration with non-diagnosis state. Let me first clarify a few myths. Consuming oil does not cause jaundice. You must have developed jaundice due to viral hepatitis. It is unlikely that the current episode is because of the hepatitis. Also...  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 detai...  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. Sumit Srivastava

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 resultant he...  Read Full »

Why is there blood in urine after masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor,I masturbated four times in one day, and after the last time, I went to pee, and it was blood red with a blood clot at the end. I drank some more water and peed a second time, and it was still blood red at the start with more small blood clots. Then it cleared up towards the end of my pee....  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is gross hematuria, and causes can be congestion, inflammation, infection, or cancer. In your case, it is likely to be congestion of the prostate as you masturbated twice. But investigations should be done completely. Investigations include urine analysis, uri...  Read Full »

My husband suffers from painless hematuria for a year. How to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband who is 36 years old, is having painless hematuria since last year. The episodes are not defined, it is present for a month or sometimes as less as a week. MRI, CT scan, and cystoscopy, all show normal findings except hyperemia in the bladder. There are stones in his kidney,...  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your husband has already done urine cytology, CT scan, cystoscopy, PSA (prostate-specific antigen), urine routine examination, culture, and all other the investigation are normal, then just keep a follow-up every year with the same investigations. Is he a smoker? An...  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. Shahil Khant

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 would sugg...  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 Samer 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...  Read Full »

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