Blood in urine no other symptoms

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   Posted 8/29/2015 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a 43 yr old woman with no significant health problems. Last night I noticed blood in my urine. I called the doc who sent me to a fast check clinic. They did a urinalysis that came back negative for infection and bacteria, so I was sent to the emergency room where a repeat urinalysis was done, along with blood work and a CT scan of my abdomen. All tests came back normal. My only symptom is the bloody urine, and it's a lot. The sample looked like a blood sample rather than a urine sample. No abdominal or back pain, no burning or urgency, a very low fever of 99.7 and I feel fine. Because the tests were fine, I was told that this is not emergent and to follow up with a urologist on Monday, who will likely scope my urethra. Then I was sent home. Now it's 24 hours later and there is still a very heavy presence of blood in my urine and still no other symptoms. I don't know, I just think that blood in urine is a big deal, it's not normal! I'm a paramedic, and if a patient told me that they had this problem, I would absolutely advise them to let us take them to an emergency room for treatment and not wait out the weekend until a doctors office is open. Am I paranoid? Am I making a big deal out of something that isn't a big deal? Anyone who has had a similar experience, I would love to hear your story and advice.

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   Posted 9/2/2015 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry for the delay in replying.

I had a regular urine test almost two years ago that showed microscopic amounts of blood in my urine. My primary care doc referred me for a CT scan, assuming it was a kidney stone. The first CT, along with a followup-up CT, showed a 15mm lesion on my right kidney, which was diagnosed as possible renal cell carcinoma. My doc referred me to a urologist at the Stanford Hospital and Clinic. The urologist there was not convinced it was caner, so he advised a wait and monitor approach. I had a scan later that year, and another one a few months ago, neither of which showed any change in the lesion. So, my next scan (which will be an ultrasound) will take place next year.

All of that is to say that I think it would be good to get yourself a referral to a good urologist in your area. Obvious blood in the urine is a sign of something. While it's more likely than not that it's nothing serious, I think you'd have peace of mind by getting an expert to talk to.
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