• Blood in urine

    Asked by oceanblue24 on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    Blood in urine

    Hi everyone, I recently had a UTI & in the follow up urine test they found no more UTI but still blood. My family Dr has now refered me to a Urologist. I know in the past I've had small amts. of blood in my urine with no evidence of infection & they never went any further. Is this because of my now history of breast cancer that they are doing more checking? Any one else have blood in urine without any major results?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Possibly, or it could also be advancing age. Blood in your urine could be a symptom of kidney or bladder issues including cancer mets, but it can also be other bladder or kidney issues like stones, infections, or damage that could be a long term side effect of medications like NSAIDS, some of which we become more prone to with advancing age. But it could also just be leftover from your recent UTI.

      almost 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      yep, having had cancer means you get the full 9 yards for everything. I remember feeling a bit light headed and dizzy about 2 years after my nephrictomy. i went to my dr, and my blood pressure was really low, so he reduced my BP meds, and sent me for a MRI of my head, because "I don't think it was caused by anything else, but with your history we have make sure".
      The MRI showed I was fine, the reduced BP meds took care of the issue.

      almost 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar
      karen1956

      I haven't but my DH has had microhematuria for 35+ years and the docs have never done anything other than 24 hour urine because he has no other symptoms....urologist said that to biopsy would not necessarily give results especially if they did not get the "right" piece to biopsy...thank goodness nothing has ever advanced...but then again as I said no symptom....

      almost 4 years ago
    • Gena's Avatar
      Gena

      My husband, who does not have cancer, had blood in his urine. His doctor sent him to a urologist for further testing, which showed nothing. Urologist wanted to do one more test but my husband said no since 2 other tests showed no problems. I think as you get older, doctors are more cautious.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Gena's Avatar
      Gena

      My husband, who does not have cancer, had blood in his urine. His doctor sent him to a urologist for further testing, which showed nothing. Urologist wanted to do one more test but my husband said no since 2 other tests showed no problems. I think as you get older, doctors are more cautious.

      almost 4 years ago
    • sewfun928's Avatar
      sewfun928

      I have had blood in m urine for years, way before my breast cancer. A few years ago, due to my dad having bladder cancer they did screen me. All of my screens were clean, and I still have blood in my urine. I would not worry too much but still get it checked out.

      almost 4 years ago

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