Blood In Urine?

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Anyone have blood in urine NOT ASSOCIATED with any sort of surgery or procedure? Not just microscopic, but something you could see like the color of ice tea? If so, how often, what tests were run, what was the cause, and how did it get resolved, assuming it did?

I've had this issue on and off for a number of years, both before I started self catherizing, during and now after. Doc wants to do a blood cytology and FISH test to rule out bladder cancer, but didn't mention doing a cystoscopy. I think it's probably more related to my BPH. 


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    I did and it was preceded with seeing drop of fresh blood. Went to Dr and she did in office lab test and found no blood. Was told it is evidence of dehydration. It cleared up in a day. I have had fish test another time and normal. I do tend to get dehydrated easily even though I would drink a gallon of water a day. I think it was a metabolic issue and it has finally cleared up for most part. So first make sure you are drinking plenty of water. If you are I would consider looking into an endocrinologist to explain the dehydration.
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    Jim, I had 3-4 incidents of visible blood in my urine many years ago, and the urologists never found the cause. I had a cystoscopy twice and neither one showed anything that could explain the blood. My prostate was normal size then so it was probaby not BPH-related. I exercise pretty vigorously, and one doctor thought the cause might have been over-exertion.

    Many thnigs can cause blood in the urine. Early in the morning three weeks ago, when I was groggily emptying my bladder and not fully awake, my urine came out a light purple color. Woke up in a hurry! I was thinking I would have to go see a urologist, when I remembered a bowl of very strong, bitter tasting blackberries I had eaten the evening before. I looked up "blackberries+blood in urine" and sure enough, discovered that blackberries (among other things) can discolor the urine.

    Good luck getting finding an answer. 

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    Blood will colour urine in the most extraordinary way. One single drop will turn a whole litre of urine a very strong colour indeed. A drop of blood when you are self-cathing is almost unavoidable occasionally. That's always assuming it is not something you ate or drank in any case.

    Obviously, if it recurs, then it must be investigated, but an isolated event will rarely be of concern. Good luck.

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    In my case the blood was from bladder stones.  When I'd exercise, walk a long ways, the rough stones would scratch my bladder and hence the blood in my urine.  Had two bladder stone operations (acid stones) before getting the Urolife surgery.
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