Saturday, April 22, 2017

Finding blood in your urine

Finding blood in your urine
Blood-stained urine is a common symptom and in many cases is due to
common causes such as cystitis. Cystitis is particularly likely where you also
notice burning or stinging when you pass urine or if you’re going to the toilet
more frequently. In most cases, infection isn’t too much to worry about and
settles when the infection is treated. However, do see your GP for a confirmation
of the diagnosis and treatment.

Your GP can exclude other potentially serious causes, such as infection or
cancer of the bladder, prostate or kidney, injury to your genital area, kidney
stones or cysts and taking certain drugs (some antibiotics and aspirin-type
medications can cause blood in the urine). Taking medicines such as warfarin,
which thins the blood, can cause problems with reduced blood clotting
and blood in the urine, although the drug alone is rarely to blame.

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