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Blood in the urine and treatment options

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replied November 17th, 2008
Kidney Conditions Answer A4917
Current medical status: i've had blood in my urine for 3 weeks. it isnt every time , but it is often ver dark red. it is mixed in so my urine looks red. it seems wors after certain driks. sometimes i feel a very mild pain in my lower back and abdomen which is usually followed by bloody urine. usually no pain. went to E.R no infection or kidney stones
Current medical treatment: none

There are several causes for blood in urine. The most common are infection and kidney stones. But other causes, such as: tumor in the urinary tract, injury to the lower urinary tract, certain medications or blood clotting disorders should be considered as well. Various foods and drinks can change the color of the urine.

Several tests might be performed by a urologist or nephrologist: ultrasound of the kidneys and the bladder, native and contrast Roentgen of the kidneys and cistoscopy, which is a technique visualization of the bladder with fiberoptic. Usually laboratory tests for infection and kidney stones are performed first.

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