Blood in urine and feeling fatigued

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bayoub2
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   Posted 8/6/2013 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Y'all
I am usually on Depression site but dropped in to get some feedback.

I have had 4 urinalyses done over 5 months, all with occult blood in them. At times, it takes a long time to start to pee and then very weak stream. Other days it is almost normal. I probably go 15-20 times a day. No pain or burning. I am MORE fatigued than normal, with nausea and very itchy skin. I am having cystoscopy and renal ultrasound done next week. Had a cystoscopy done a year ago, and all clear. My Dad had a kidney removed in his 40's.

Does any of this sound familiar to you and what was your outcome? Friends say kidney stones but I have no pain and so, of course being a medical worrywart am thinking cancer-lol.

Any support or info would be great.

I know everyone here has serious issues and you will be in my daily devotions. HW has been a lifesaver for me so many times, I am grateful to all

Thanks Mags

Mags, I added a title.

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opnwhl4
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   Posted 8/6/2013 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Mags-

Usually stones cause pain when the flow of urine is blocked, so I guess it could be stones that are staying in your kidney and just irritating things. I have had severe pain with all the stones I have had though.
Do you have bladder spasms? Every time I have a stone removed I get bladder spasms pretty bad for several days and that sends me to the head about 20 times a day.

Take care,
Bill
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nvrthesame98
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   Posted 8/7/2013 2:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mags, I have a large stone sitting quietly dormant for the moment in the floor of the bladder. They see occult blood in all my U/A 's and from time to time I will have trouble starting the stream as you do but it causes me no pain whatsoever. Now if it takes a notion to become mobile all bets off!!

I've had stones that rocked the pain scale to mildly bothering. I believe men on the otherhand have more narrow passages therefore causing pain virtually anywhere a stone may be.

Drink plenty of water! Stay away from acidic drinks such as juices for they tend to irritate things more.

Good luck on your tests!
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bayoub2
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   Posted 8/7/2013 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to you both for answering and sharing your info.
 
I am thankful I have no pain with this, since i'm a chronic pain gal also. It comes and goes-I guess the ultrasound and cystoscopy will answer things-will let you know...and thanks again
 
Mags

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   Posted 8/7/2013 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
To bayoub2:
 
   I view and post on 4-different forums - mostly on the prostate cancer and depression forums. I have an apointment with my Urologist this afternoon for a few things - one of them being to schedule replacing my current left side renal stent.
   I have not had the symptoms you've described, but I have had several ultrasounds over the last two years in the area of the kidneys. Based on the ultrasounds, each of my kidneys have a blockage problem that is not because of kidney stones.
   The gospel for the kidney seems to be drink plenty of water, acidic liguids are not good, and caffein tends to counteract the benefits of drinking the water.
   Hope your tests reveal something very easy to treat.
 
Best wishes.

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   Posted 8/7/2013 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Mags-

Hope they do find an answer for you. I forgot about the acidic drinks. I coach travel softball and had to give up Gatorade and such, that was a tough one.

Gizzy'n me-
My mom has to have a stent in place all the time after having cancer removed from the uterer. I don't know how you all do it. You are much stronger than me.

Take care,
Bill
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Gizzy'n me
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   Posted 8/7/2013 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
To bayoub2 ...
 
   Think very positive .... met with my Urologist this afternoon with a number of questions about more detail of my condition. My stent went in (well over 18-months ago) because the advanced prostate cancer had moved or grown to block both kidneys. Now, other types of cancer could do that also, BUT you would know it with the symptoms of kidney failure.
   I remember the incredible feeling of general weakness before going into the hospital each of the three times I did with kidney failure symptoms. There was no pain in the kidney areas ... there was no blood in the urine ... but it was a feeling of being so spaced out, the first time I called 911 and was hauled into ER. The other two times I knew the feeling, so I esentially admitted myself into thehospital.
   The bottom line ........... it sure does not sound like anything approaching kidney failure.
   Good luck on the cystoscopy and renal ultrasound.

nvrthesame98
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   Posted 8/8/2013 2:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Mags even occult blood is blood loss and can cause some symptoms of Anemia, fatigue and lethargy being number one, shortness of breath close on it's heels.

You might try eating a high iron diet for a few days or adding a multi-vit or iron supplement.
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bayoub2
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   Posted 8/10/2013 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey y'all
 
Thanks for all the replies and info.
 
My doc said the itching was scabies, which I have had in the past...but I disagree...but I am under alot of stress so it might be that also. Urologist also said some of my meds can cause some urination probs, so I tyhink we are ok but still going for tests.
 
I am on a roll this year, having been tested for breast cancer, lung xrays, hep c scare and come out healthy-thank you Lord. I think my toxic home situation has a lot to do w/ pee and itching.
 
Will update and thanks again for your sage advice.
 
Mags

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   Posted 8/10/2013 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats ...........
 
Hmmm - did I say "think Possitive"?
 
 
Glad to hear your good news.

bayoub2
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   Posted 8/22/2013 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey y'all
 
Just an update. Had a Uroflow and cystoscopy and altho my flow is very weak, my bladder looked just fine, so THAT is ruled out.
 
They messed up my first reanl ultrasound so am taking #2 on fri. I did see the words cyst and calc. on the u/s screen so hopig it is just cysts and very quiet stones. The extreme fatigue, nausea and weight loss continue (not that I didn't need to lose #0 Have lost 43 lbs since Jan due to NO appetite.
 
I see doc next Friday and will let you know.
 
I hope this post finds all in good health and happy spirits!
 
Thanks again
 
Mags
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