|BLOOD IN URINE. INDICATION OF WHAT?
|In men, the urethra carries both urine and semen out of the body and what may be mistaken for urinary bleeding is sometimes a bloody ejaculation, usually due to a prostate problem. The presence of blood in your urine can turn toilet water pale pink or bright red. Or, you may just see spots of blood in the water after urinating.
|Blood in Urine
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|Blood in the urine can appear for a various or combination of reasons. Sometimes blood in the urine is a sign of a serious problem in the urinary tract. Sometimes it is not serious and requires no treatment.
Reason Number One. Rigorous physical activity, sport in particular. Athletes often experienced blood in their urine because of the breakdown of muscle tissue during exercises.
Reason Number Two. Kidneys abnormality. The kidneys filter water and waste out of blood to produce urine. In case if they are not functioning properly you can have trace of blood in urine.
Reason Number Three. Bladder abnormality: The bladder is an organ that holds urine. Trace of blood in urine can indicate it.
Reason Number Four. Ureters problem. These narrow, hollow tubes carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
Reason Number Five. Medications. Certain types of medications can irritate the urinary tract, causing bleeding.
Reason Number Six. Urinary tract infections.
Reason Number Seven. Genitals or prostate abnormality. The prostate surrounds the urethra in men. It is made up of glands that secrete a fluid that is part of semen. The prostate often becomes enlarged in older men.
In any case if you have discovered traces of blood in urine it is better to have a comprehensive medical exam. It will determine severity of your case, and (which we hope the case) calm you down. Usually most of the conditions that are causing presence of blood in urine (even a prostate cancer) are highly treatable.
Blood in urine is not always visible. If the amount of blood is small, the urine looks normal. This is called microscopic hematuria because the blood cells are visible only under a microscope. Typically, this is discovered when you have a urine test for some other reason. So, our advise – do not wait for other reason. If you are 45 or older take a medical exam once a year.
Staff of medgrip.com.
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