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80 yr old man who has prostatitis and BPH!

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Iam an eighty year old man who has prostatitis and BPH. Last few nights after defecating I had bloody urine. The more I pee the more blood comes out. At night when I get up to pee it seems to clear up. It seems to be intermitant but occurs mostly after defecating. Do you know what it could be? Thanks.

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replied March 14th, 2011
Urinary and Bladder Disorders Answer A20828
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you. The enlargement of the prostate is the commonest cause of blood in urine in the elderly.

However, I’ll suggest consulting a urologist and getting yourself investigated. You might require a CT scan/Cystoscopy to rule out other causes like a stone in the urinary tract or bladder cancer.

Further treatment will depend upon the underlying diagnosis. Meanwhile, I’ll suggest drinking plenty of fluids which prevents the precipitation of a clot in the urinary tract. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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