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Blood In Urine

Advanced Urogynecology -  - Urogynecologist

Advanced Urogynecology

Urogynecologists located in Maitland, FL

Blood in the urine can be cause for alarm for several reasons. At Advanced Urogynecology, Dr. Kristin M. Jackson and her highly trained team and have many diagnostic tools at their disposal to help them uncover the source of the problem. The facility serves residents living in the Maitland, Florida area, as well as many nearby communities.

Blood in Urine Q & A

What causes blood in urine?

For most people, slight amounts of blood can be detected in the urine at various times. Individuals who have been ill, haven’t consumed enough water over an extended period of time, or who suffer from diabetes or chronic kidney disease may regularly test positive for blood in the urine. Kidney and bladder infections may also result in blood showing up in the urine. Health conditions like interstitial cystitis and kidney stones can cause bleeding within the bladder or the ureters that will eventually cause blood to show in the urine in varying amounts. Sexually transmitted diseases that have led to a urinary tract infection are also responsible.

What is interstitial cystitis?

Interstitial cystitis causes bladder pain, pelvic pain, pressure builds within the bladder, and an increase in the urgency to urinate. Frequent urination usually results in much smaller amounts being voided, causing a reduction in quality of life as the person must continually stop what they’re doing to use the restroom. As the condition worsens, slight amounts of blood may begin to appear in the urine. There are many potential causes of interstitial cystitis, including heredity or possibly an autoimmune disorder. The lining of the bladder may also be part of the overall problem.

What evaluation is needed?

Since blood in the urine can come from the kidneys, the ureters, or the bladder, all these areas need to be evaluated. The kidneys can be checked with either an ultrasound or CT scan. The bladder is often examined with a cystoscopy. This is a short procedure in the office, during which a small camera is used to examine the inside of the bladder. Urine testing for infection, stones, and cancer is also recommended.

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