Posted 5/18/2008 9:32 PM (GMT -6)
I get that frequently and you should see a doctor, preferably a urologist. I have urethral polyps, while most people have one or two, I have about forty. I have had the urethra close up from them and was unable to urinate. While the odds they are cancerous are minute, they can become very painful and troublesome. Doctors used to always remove and biopsy them, but now they just burn them off. I'm not saying this is what is wrong, but it is common when you have red blood when you wipe. I'm planning on getting mine taken care of, even though the urologist swears they will grow back, I don't care. My mom had the same thing and hers never grew back. Mine appeared duing a time when my autoimmune disease was bad, and now that it is being treated, I'm confident that they won't come back, at least not as bad.
So I would definitely see the doc and figure out what's up because it can affect more than just your ability to urinate well. It can make other things painful.
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