Blood in urine
I began having blood in my urine over a week ago. I went to the MD and he ran a urine test which showed red blood cells TNTC and elevated white cells and bacteria.
He gave me Cipro as an anti biotic and scheduled a CT scan.
The CT scan showed a 8mm stone in in the left kidney and two additional stones,one less than 1mm, one at 2mm, on the collecting system.(one on each kidney). The report noted that these stones were not causing any problem at this time.
The scan also showed colon diverticulosis with no evidence of diverticulitis.
The scan also showed mild atherosclerotic aortic wall calcification
The scan also showed in the without contrast scan a few low density liver lesions consistant with cysts;these lesions on the scan with contrast did not enhance and were consistant with cysts;otherwise the liver was normal.
The spleen,pancreas,adrenal glands,bladder,prostate were normal on the with contrast scan.
The without contrast scan showed no stones in the bladder or ureters.
I went back to the MD a week after the initial visit and urine still had red blood cells TNTC, but no longer elevated white cell count or bacteria present.
The MD is sending me to a urologist with a note to check for liver cysts.
The anti biotic did not stop the blood in the urine; it may be clear once in a while but the blood is still there,however, it is not near as much as it was at the onset. It had been dark like coffee, now it is much lighter.
My concern is with the blood in the urine and the liver cyst issues (they did not say what type of lesions/cysts.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Saw the Urology doctor.....he said not to worry about the cysts on the liver, no problem.
But he suspects the blood in urine was from the 8mm stone even though I had no pain. (it is in the left renal pelvis.)
Anyway he wants to do the lithotripsy thing where they blast the stone with sound waves to break it up, and a bladder exam with a cystoscope at the same time.
Is this a good thing to have done and does anyone know the recovery period ? He said a week but that seems long to me for out patient treatment.
Any info will be appreciated.
Last edited by logmgr; 11-14-2007 at 05:34 AM.