Don't get scared yet. I often get blood in my urine and blood on wiping. Its from benign polyps in my urethra, again, another ai like thing that is a real nuisance. I also have chronic bladder pain from something called trigonitis, where the floor of my bladder is infamed and makes me have to go all the time and feel like I haven't emptied it all the way. The best thing is to see a urologist who can look in your bladder right at your visit and tell you exactly what is wrong. Hopefully, it is just polyps. Also, if he doesn't go ahead and order it, ask for a CT or other scan of the kidneys just to make sure there is no involvement or damage. I was really really hurting, like ready to give up, and once I found out what it is, I'm in remission from it now, it will probably come back again, but there is no real cure in my case, except to avoid artificial sweeteners (splenda seems ok for me) and acidic juices, including cranberry, until things heal up. There is another condition you need them to check for at the same time, Interstitial Cystitis. It is an autoimmune attack of the bladder. My docs don't think I have it but aren't sure, they have to test for it when I have it bad. Cellcept is being investigated as a treatment for IC. I hope this helps put you a little more at ease. I can have quite a bit of blood from those polyps and it is crewwpy and scary and painful. Also, if it is something like this, a bladder condition, ask for a script for Prosed, it is stronger than AZO, doesn't stain as much and works better. Take care and let me know if you have any questions. I hope this is all it is.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments