Blood in urine

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   Posted 3/10/2010 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm pretty familiar with blood in my stool, but having it in my urine is kind of new. At my mom's insistence, I saw my internist's PA on Monday. Urinalysis showed protein and bilirubin, so I'm taking Cipro for what appears to be a routine UTI. PA said that I should have started feeling better almost immediately, but I finish the antibiotics tomorrow -- the blood disappeared, only to pop back up tonight. It's a lot more than it was before I started the antibiotics. I haven't had a fever, but have had urgency, pressure, and right-sided back pain (which is probably due to sleeping in a weird position).

Has this happened to anyone else? I'm wondering if it's not a UTI, rather a side effect of my medications, but I'm not finding anything to really back that up. Should I mention it to my evil GI tomorrow?
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2008 at the age of 22.
Currently on: Remicade, Imuran, Pentasa, Zofran, Tramadol, Welchol, Phenergan, Ambien, Metoclopramide, Omeprazole, Hyoscyamine

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   Posted 3/11/2010 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like the UTI has spread to your kidney (thus the back pain). Maybe the antibiotic wasn't strong enough and you need to be put on one stronger. I had the same happen once, and the back pain only gets worse if not treated. Good luck!

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, Coumadin

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