blood in my urine, no pain, no symptoms, test normal

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peacebestill
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   Posted 3/13/2013 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Yesterday there was blood in my urine.  It was dark brown.  I left work and went to doctor's office.  Ran urine and took blood test.  Doctor said he was going to treat me for UTI.  I asked, is that what it show.  He states, "No, but just in case."  He told me to take Cipro and come back in two weeks because he did blood work.  Next morning woke up and blood in urine was darker like dark purple it appeared.  Called doctor and doctor told me to go to emergency room.  Emergency room rand urine test, blood work, and CT scan of abdomen.  Doctor told me test came back fine.  Just showed a little yeast and gave me medicine for a yeast infection.  Could this really be all there is?  Could it be something that the doctors aren't picking up.  I have no pain, no symtoms other than blood in urine.  I am 47 years old.  Help me please.  Need advice.

peacebestill
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   Posted 3/16/2013 1:05 AM (GMT -7)   
So all this started on Tuesday afternoon. No blood on mostly all Thursday. Thursday night the blood came back in my urine. Still a heavy dark brown. Still no other symptoms. No answers. I guess this is a norm for me. Taking Cipro.

opugirl
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   Posted 3/18/2013 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I bet you are scared peace! FYI - I just saw your post and thought OMG - I have to respond to this. 3 years ago I had blood in my urine- thats it. I was prescribed Bactrim. Felt ok for a few days and then WHAM - day three. I felt horrible - the worst PMS like cramps you could imagine...then headaches, then fevers, then swollen glands. Slowly after I stopped the antibiotics the pain went away. The doc just shrugged and said thats weird but no need for concern.

Fast fwd to fall 2012 and all hell breaks lose in my body. Turns out I have lyme disease. I had the bite, and the EM rash and lived in a hunting cabin. The blood in my urine (which did go away) was the first sign years ago. More likely it was a co-infection of bartonella or babesia which caused my herx reaction to the Bactrim (which I had taken before and not had a problem with).

I would look into babesia, lyme, and bartonella which can all cause blood in urine without an actual infection. By the way...no normal doctor will diagnose you with lyme or these infections. Nor an infectious disease doctor. Of course there are other things it could be too, but were it me 3 years ago I would want a list of the possiblites so I wouldn't have to go through the hell that I have been the past few months.

Boatswife
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   Posted 4/25/2013 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow. This story is amazing to me! But so true! Doctors just brushing things off. Having blood in your urine is not normal. I would keep going back to the dr until they tested me for everything~Did they test it and prove it was blood? I know some foods, drnks, and/or medicines can turn your wrine different colors and make it appear even bloody. I have a kidney disease and I very rarely have blood in my urine. I have had small microscopic blood cells in my urine when passing kidney stones but you could see it my urine. I hope you find a solution. I would not give up!!! Keep us up to date.
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luka
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   Posted 1/11/2014 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
peacebest, going thru almost exactly the same thing for four months now, dr's are at a lost. Have they ever correctly diagnosed you?

opnwhl4
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   Posted 1/11/2014 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
luka

Welcome to Healing Well.

Unfortunately peacebestill hasn't posted for about 9 months and doesn't seem to be around any more.


Take care,
Bill
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ThomasUK
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   Posted 1/26/2014 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all.
Have a similar problem to the above.

For the last 7 months i have had blood in my urine.
Have also had mild stinging when urinating on occasion but not all the time.
Some days i am fine. Others i have blood in my urine.

When 'drying off' after urinating there is usually blood on the toilet paper. But sometimes after having a bowel movement blood trickles out of penis nigh on pure blood.

Have been to the Doctor's several times. Had a physical examination giving everything a good prod and squeeze. Which came back normal. Including a prostate and testicular exam.

Have had 3 urine tests which came back normal.

After showing my doctor a picture of the blood he sent me for tests at hospital.
First a ultrasound of kidneys, bladder and prostate. Followed by a Cystoscopy (camera inserted) of my bladder. This came back normal.

The problem has been getting worse though and more frequent.

I talked my Doctor into giving me anti-biotics in the hopes it could be cystitis. However i am into my 3rd day of anti-biotics and nothing has changed. In fact the last 2 days have been blood filled when urinating.

One thing i have noticed though is it seems to be worse just after i have had a bowel movement. But there is usually a trace of blood after urinating at any other time of the day bar the morning when it doesn't seem to effect me as much.

Would appreciate any feedback as this is really scaring me and beginning to ruin my life with worry.

I also suffer from IBS so this is the last thing i need.

opnwhl4
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   Posted 1/27/2014 11:29 PM (GMT -7)   
ThomasUK

Welcome to Healing Well.

Did the additional bleeding happen the days right after the scope? If so, that can cause blood in the urine for a few days.


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Bill
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enkynj
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   Posted 2/10/2014 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
ThomasUK. I had the exact same condition as you did. I am a male 50+. This may apply to you if you are a male as well. I am not circumcised and my urologist believes that the bleeding is because the penis has been infected due to to a not-so-clean foreskin. He has asked me to take antibiotics and admonished me to frequently clean the foreskin area. Hope that does the trick and hope this helps you.

warrior.princess
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   Posted 3/7/2014 2:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Op were you taking azo or any other medications? I was told certain medications can effect urine tests. It certainly sounds serious I hope you get answers soon!
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