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

What could be the reason behind blood in urine after I exercise?

Share

The following is an actual conversation between an iCliniq user and a doctor that has been reviewed and published as a Premium Q&A.

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At August 13, 2022
Reviewed AtDecember 4, 2023

Patient's 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. I have also done urine microscopy, CT scans, and blood tests that I can share with you. Kindly help.

Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

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 a condition known as exercise-induced hematuria, in this condition, blood comes from urine after an intense workout session. As a medical protocol, in case of blood in urine, a physical examination by a urologist and a cystoscopy (endoscopy to see bladder and urethra) , is needed. If the above things are normal, and your condition is diagnosed as exercise-induced hematuria then no specific treatment is required for that.

Thank you.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the update, doctor. I have noticed that the bleeding occurs only after moderate or intense exercise and not every day. Do you recommend taking a break from the run to prevent bleeding? Also, are there chances of it recurring if I start the exercise again?

Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, you can tone down the intensity of the run and observe the changes. Exercise-induced hematuria does reoccur with time.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal
Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Urology

Community Banner Mobile

iCliniq's FREE Newsletters

Expert-backed health and wellness information, delivered to your email.

Subscribe iCliniq
By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the iCliniq Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of iCliniq subscriptions at any time.

Read answers about:

hematuriact scan

Ask your health query to a doctor online

Urology

*guaranteed answer within 4 hours

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. iCliniq privacy policy