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I have had gross hematuria for 4 months. I have had several CT scans, blood tests and procedures which ruled out infection and stones. I am scheduled for an operation on Monday to put a camera in my kidney since the cystoscopy showed blood squirting from my left kidney. A week ago I had two beers and since then I have had no blood in my urine. Why could this be? I do have more back pain than usual on my left side. Any idea as to why a beer would stop the hematuria? Is it possible that I have microscopic hematuria now? Could my ureter be clogged? I am assuming a beer would not cure the underlying condition of the hematuria. I am a 29 year old female in otherwise good health.
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replied August 31st, 2016
Welcome to e health forum.

Renal stones and Cysts can sometimes cause bleeding in urine (Hematuria). Other causes of blood loss, such as tumors of the kidney, infarction, and arteriovenous malformations, can also cause blood loss into the urinary space.

Renal stones can block the urinary flow, and damage the mucosa resulting in bleeding, and hence blood in urine. Such blockage of urine would be the cause of enlargement of the kidney (hydronephrosis)

Renal cysts can present with either microscopic or gross hematuria.

It would be recommended to seek a consultation with your doctor or a urologist who can evaluate the current status and provide appropriate medical advice.

I hope this helps



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