Have any of you experienced passing blood in urine?
Although I have had many many tests for kidney and bladder problems nothing shows up.... One time I will have a red , real red bloody urine and the next time I go it will be as clear as drinking water...Please reply!
This has been an ongoing thing for over 10 months and I have seen 3 urologists for it...None seem to know what the problem is!
I have had blood in my urine 5 times in the last three years. So far, they can't figure it out either. Have you been to a Nephrolgist (kidney spealist)? I went to a Urologist first and when he didn't find anything, he referred me to a Nephrologist. After several tests I found out my ANA is positive as well as my double strand DNA - I also have kidney cast cells in my urine. So I was then referred to a Rheumatologist because the kidney doctor though I might have Lupus. No one is sure as of yet because I have NO other symtoms.
Best of luck to you. If you find any answers please reply. No knowing what is wrong with you is the most frustrating of all. Thanks.
I had the same problem roughly about 4 years ago now. It went on for about 2 months and I too, went through all sorts of tests imaginable and everything came back normal. Noone knew what it was and it was quite distressing until a family friend mentioned that she's heard of this condition many times before and usually when nothing shows up on the tests, it's caused by stress.
Personally, that made sense to me cos prior to it, I had just broken up with my boyfriend and suffered depression for about 6 months which is when the problems started with urinating blood. As I started pulling myself together, it decreased in amount and eventually dissapeared. Could yours be due to stress or anxiety too? It's worth looking into.
That's just started happening to me too although I think mine is an infection or something because it's quite sore when I go to the toilet and I need to go all the time! Went to the doc as soon as I saw the blood! Sent a sample away andgetting results tomorrow!
I have the very same thing. Blood sometimes, sometimes clear urine. I was treated for a bladder infection with Bactrim. No results. Urinalysis clear, blood work clear, CT scan clear, cytstoscope clear. I am waiting on results from an IVP I had done today. Going to see a nephrologist next week. I have no symptoms at all other than blood in urine. Been going on for about 2 months. Hope you have found an answer by now.
Most likely your suffering from a UTI. I'll be fine in the morning, by evening I'm urinating blood and can't get off the toilet. It's miserable, but antibiotics the Dr will give you work fast. Hope you feel better!
This post intrigued me, because I, too, have had a bout with blood in the urine. I went to the doctor and they were all highly concerned, but after tests and all, there was no real diagnosis. But I gave myself one.
I have had three episodes of kidney stone attacks where I had to be hospitalized. Had follow-ups with urologists. I have the type of stones that can't be dissolved. But, anyway, even though there was no bleeding with these stones, when I had the episode of bloody urine, my theory was that I may have been passing a very small stone, even though there was no pain associated with it. (Occassionally I get sensations in my upper urinal tract that are sharp little pains.) Kidney stones, I would think could cause scraping of the urinary tract or perhaps even the bladder because they sometimes have sharp points and barbs. So could it be possible that a small stone trying to pass causes a tear somewhere? Also, there can be blood in the urine and you'd never know it unless you had a urinalysis test done.
It's a thought.
Granted, though, some of you seem to have other reasons that could be causing your bleeding.
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Thanks to all for the kind feed back.
I am still undiagnoised!
But thankful the blood isnt appearing now and hasnt been for a few months.
I have had every test you all have mentioned.
Still no explanation for it.
I wish I knew!