Category Archives: Hematuria

I am a medical school graduate working in Pediatrics. Concerned about my kidney issue. I am 29 years old weight 86kg and 5’11’ slightly elevated cholesterol, having gfr 87 which was 89.2 weeks back and 102 a year back. So do my creatinine was 0.8 a year ago now 2 weeks back 1 and now 1.02. The urinary creatinine level is 47. And one 1+ hgb in urine R/E. No family history of kidney diseases. But I am having BP variation in last one year 135/95 & 130/85. I am extremely worried about my condition. Kindly could please give me any suggestion /diagnosis..How bad it is?

The creatinine levels and estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR’s) that you describe are normal for a 29 year old.  The blood in your urine should be a concern.  I suggest that you have further testing with your physician.  I am … Continue reading

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My son is 16 years old and has CP… Verbal but is in a power wheelchair. Has had red blood in his urine for the last two weeks. He has condom catheter so I see the color change and measure output daily. He has no pain,fever, or infection . Ultra sound showed no stones. Dr. Did a test and saw protine was present. She is waiting for a urologist to see him. Tells me nothing to worry about in the meantime continue to send him to school etc. Should I be more concerned! Or just wait it out?

I would agree that this is likely a urological problem and your son should be evaluated by a urologist.  Blood in the urine will also produce protein in the urine, so the protein in the urine is not likely coming … Continue reading

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I have loin pain and intermittent haematuria. My GFR IS 71. Kidney CT neg apart from a cyst and Cystoscopy NAD. Exercise and walking exacerbates the loin pain which is intermittent in severity. Please advise. My Urologist hasn’t!

Loin Pain – Hematuria Syndrome is a very uncommon kidney disease that is of unknown cause.  The kidney seems to be normal in all other regards except for the blood in the urine (hematuria).  It is important to avoid non-steroidal … Continue reading

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When blood is detected in urine, what to do? Is it a good thing to have your Doctor give you antibiotics?

It is a good idea for your doctor to make a specific diagnosis and prescribe antibiotics only if you have an infection.  I suggest that you discuss your diagnosis with your physician and determine the disease and problem that is … Continue reading

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My relative has been suffering from blood in urine and high blood pressure. After visiting a doctor, he received a report saying the following: Decreased angle between aorta and superior mesentric artery with compression noted in left renal vein. History of hematuria despite lack of venous collaterals still the possibility of nutcracker syndrome should be considered. He was told there are two options: 1. Remove the kidney 2. Redirect the vein. He is 16 years old. Could you please advise on what the best thing to do is?

The Nutcracker syndrome is a very unusual cause of blood in the urine (hematuria) associated with pain.  It is thought to be caused by a partial blockage of the kidney vein on the side associated with blood and pain.  The … Continue reading

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Just looking for more info on loin pain hematuria syndrome.

Loin pain and hematuria syndrome is a very rare disorder and there is no single cause and treatment is usually for symptoms.  There is no universal treatment that can reverse the disorder in most cases.  I found a web site … Continue reading

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My father is 63 years old and is suffering from polycystic kidney from last 4 years. He is under treatment in New Delhi,India. July 2015 he had first hematuria, then September and three times in last 40 days. Question: 1) Is hematuria this frequent in this disease? 2) Any treatment available to cure cysts? 3) What to expect further in this disease and what symptoms may lead to a need for dialysis or transplant, if required?

Blood in the urine (hematuria) is a sign associated with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PCKD).  This can be associated with pain and flank discomfort.  There is no cure for PCKD.  I recommend that you review the information on our web site … Continue reading

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My sister facing the problem of blood in urine. She is 7 years old kid. She has no pain when urinating. It is not appearing regularly. The doctors not responding correctly. Is it dangerous?

Blood in the urine (hematuria) in a child should be investigated with imaging of the kidney and consultation with a urologist may be necessary.  I suggest that she be evaluated by a pediatrician and have further testing.  I cannot make a diagnosis … Continue reading

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Is blood in the urine, that is only detected by urine sample, a symptom of other health issues other than kidney cancer?

Blood in the urine (hematuria) can be symptom or finding with kidney cancer, bladder cancer, infection, inflammation of the kidney, kidney stones, bladder stones and many other conditions.  If you have blood in the urine that is detected by a dipstick and … Continue reading

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I am from China.  I would like to have your advice for my friend. When he was 3yrs old, he suffered with blood in the urine after an injection of Cephradine.  In recent 7 yrs, the urine test is OK, and tested RBC in urine several times, only 2 times were higher. This year, took the RBC test in blood, the value is 39, and the trace albuminuria in urine is OK. Please could you do me a favor and advise if other tests should be taken to confirm the kidney is good? for example, Cystatin C?. His doctor also told him that the blood in the urine was caused by Cephradine and will not cause long term problem, only once, is this true?

Many drugs can cause white blood cells (WBC) or red blood cells (RBC) in the urine. This is usually just a temporary problem and should not cause permanent damage.  If your friend has tested for serum creatinine and an estimated glomerular filtration … Continue reading

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