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Blood in my urine

Posted by @mang133, Wed, Nov 7 11:37pm

I have had blood in my urine every month sometime twice a month. When it happens I would uriimate and about 3 or 4 times out of the day there would be blood in my urine. This has been happenening since January of last year. I saw my gynecologist and she did some tests and it showed that I had a large polyp in my uterus. I had a hysteroscopy and a d&c in 4/2018 and she removed the polyp and it was benign. Well I am still having blood in my urine once or twice a mont. I have been back to my gynecologist. She had me have a pelvic and transvaginal ultrasound and that didn't show anything. I also had a CA 125 test and that was normal. She referred me to a urologist. He did a custoscopy and that was normal. She referred me to another gynecologist/oncologist and she examined me and she didn't seem to think that I had cancer. She told me to do one of three things. First wait it out and see if the blood in the urine goes away. Second go back to my gynecologist and have her do another D&C and third have a hysterectomy. She said that she didn't think I should get the hysterectomy because I am not bleeding constantly. Before all this started I have been in menopause for 7 years and now this is happening to me. I am really upset because I don't know what is going on. Can somebody tell me if they have been through this before. Thanks!

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Hello, @mang133 – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. First, I wanted to apologize for the delay in replying, as I missed your message somehow.

You talked about blood in your urine and the choices your gyn/oncologist posed to you to wait it out, have another D&C or have a hysterectomy. Wondering which way you decided to go?

@lisalucier

Hello, @mang133 – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. First, I wanted to apologize for the delay in replying, as I missed your message somehow.

You talked about blood in your urine and the choices your gyn/oncologist posed to you to wait it out, have another D&C or have a hysterectomy. Wondering which way you decided to go?

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@mang133 have you had any lab work done?This will help your Dr give you a treatment

@lioness

@mang133 have you had any lab work done?This will help your Dr give you a treatment

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Yes I have and everything came back normal. It doesn't make any sense to me.

@lisalucier

Hello, @mang133 – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. First, I wanted to apologize for the delay in replying, as I missed your message somehow.

You talked about blood in your urine and the choices your gyn/oncologist posed to you to wait it out, have another D&C or have a hysterectomy. Wondering which way you decided to go?

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My gynecologist actually had me have a saline ultrasound and the results were normal

@mang133

My gynecologist actually had me have a saline ultrasound and the results were normal

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@mang133 You mentioned you went to a urologist? Did he do all kind of kidney test?

Yes he did and everything was normal

@mang133

Yes he did and everything was normal

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Hi, @mang133 – sounds frustrating that this blood in your urine continues after your hysteroscopy/polyp removal/D&C and tests are coming back normal. I am sure you'd like to get to the bottom of this.

I'd like to introduce you to @predictable @travelgirl @claudiabrende @divawmaltese @cdancer2 @boogirl @donnamarie. Hoping they may have some insights on your situation.

What are your thoughts on your doctor's proposed options of waiting it out vs. another D&C vs. a hysterectomy?

Hi, @mang133. At Lisa's suggestion, I'll add a comment and ask a question or two in hopes of focusing the discussion to your advantage. Several times a year, I show blood in my urine, and that comes several years after I had a TURB procedure (trans-urethral resection of bladder tissue) to remove a dozen small tumors from the lining of my bladder. When that first happened about three years ago, I called my urologist about what to do. (He's an ingenious specialist, and I trust him completely.) His question: "Is the blood frank (undiluted) or is it diluted by the urine?" Since mine was diluted, he said the bleeding was not critical or in need of urgent or emergency treatment. One reason for his caution was that the source of the bleeding might be unknown, and he confirmed that the following week in one of my regular cystoscopy examinations of the interior of my bladder. During the cystoscopy, he also checked what was left of my prostate in an effort to locate the source (I had part of my prostate removed at the same time as the cancer surgery). No source located.

So three or four times a year, dilute blood shows up in my urine — never as "frank" blood — so I have just been waiting it out, and it stops in a couple of days or so. Nor has it been associated with any urinary tract infections. My experience might have been different if I were a woman, but I offer it anyway in hope that you'll find some small reason for partnering with your doctors on the problem, without fearing the consequences. Martin

@mang133 Could it be something you are eating causing this? Is all I can think of?
Here is the Mayo Clinic write up on blood in your urine.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/blood-in-urine/symptoms-causes/syc-20353432

@travelgirl

@mang133 Could it be something you are eating causing this? Is all I can think of?
Here is the Mayo Clinic write up on blood in your urine.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/blood-in-urine/symptoms-causes/syc-20353432

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I don't thank no so!

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