Blood in Urine

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Noticed some blood in my urine on Sunday (bright red in colour and painless) after I had been on a run ( I run most days so nothing abnormal for me). I booked an appointment with my GP on Monday who put me on the 2 week referral to see a urologist. The blood has not returned but I have started to get a dull ache in my back, starting to really worry that this is pretty serious. Has anyone else experienced anything similar? Is it possible the run could have caused the bloody urine? I have been running for years and never had anything like this, I did run early in the morning and did not drink before I left, I did take water with me tho.

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    Hi Trevor,

    Sorry to hear of your issues.

    I was wondering a couple of things. When you presented to your GP did the Dona prostate check.? If not that’s something your urologist should check as standard.

    You mention that you have had some back pain, have you had this for the last few days, or possible had some form of back pain when you had blood in your pee.?

    The reason I ask this is you could possible have kidney stones, they can sometimes cause blood in the urine, as they pass, they could be stuck in the kidneys and take time to break down.  Normally they will pass on there own but sometimes need Intervention. This can be ultra sound or sometimes surgery.

    I hope for you it’s something of nothing, if you find the back pain getting worse especially if you have had a drink. And then feel sick a little while after, I had this and similar symptoms and went to the GP and was sent to the surgeons, I had a congenital structure of my left ureater. But I was told they are very rear.

    Whatever it is I hope you get it sorted, let us know the out come as interested to hear.

    All the best 


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      As I got an emergency appointment I saw the nurse practitioner who simply checked my abdomen, took a sample (which she said was clear), took blood pressure (which was slightly high) and arranged some blood tests.

      didn't say what they would be checking for with the referral so feel a bit in the dark!

      I think back pain started a couple of days after but but could have been present, I do quite a bit of long distance running so am used to the odd ache here and there!


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    Trevor, happened to me too.  Turned out to be bladder stones.  Easy fix,,, the urologist will go in with a laser, blast the stone, then suck it out of the bladder. In and out procedure.  Not even a day in the hospital.  You'll be fine.

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    The right thing to do is to get the full work up urinalysis, cystoscopy and CT scan etc. Thats the only way u can know whats going on. All the best.
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    Yes,  I had a lot of blood, real blood..over three days. sent for cystoscopy.  It was   a polyp in bladder .  Really scary but not a problem. Urologist asked if I  Had been exerting myself.   i.e. lifing, straining.  So could be the running.

    Either way it is probably nothing to worry about. (I know you will - its natural )  Could also be a infection in bladder/kidney.  If so, antibiotics will sort it.    We all think the worst, but looking at the worst scenario ...if there is anything amiss, by finding it now is in another way the best scenario.  If you understand my logic !   best of luck -


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