blood in urine with no cause

Posted by gmhelin @gmhelin, Oct 8, 2012

Have blood in urine. Had all tests of bladder and kidneys with no cancer cells anywhere. No pain, no other symtoms. Anyone have any information as to what may cause this.

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Dear gmhelin,
Are you drinking Monster Energy Drinks every day? Are you on any blood thinning medications? Or an RX that has side effects with what is in a lot of Energy Drinks and tablets? I am on Coumadin and I drank two large Monster Energy drinks and I urinated blood. At the ER they did a lot of tests and checked everything and they could not figure out why…until they asked me if I traveled out of the country to some exotic locales–No–then they wanted to know everything I ate and drank for the previous 48 hours. The two large Monster Energy drinks were the only food/drink that contained herbs, supplements to thin your blood. I stopped drinking Monster Energy Drinks and I have never had another episode. I hope and pray that your medical problem will be healed/cured quickly. God bless you.
Sincerely
MaryinKansas

@maryinkansas

Dear gmhelin,
Are you drinking Monster Energy Drinks every day? Are you on any blood thinning medications? Or an RX that has side effects with what is in a lot of Energy Drinks and tablets? I am on Coumadin and I drank two large Monster Energy drinks and I urinated blood. At the ER they did a lot of tests and checked everything and they could not figure out why…until they asked me if I traveled out of the country to some exotic locales–No–then they wanted to know everything I ate and drank for the previous 48 hours. The two large Monster Energy drinks were the only food/drink that contained herbs, supplements to thin your blood. I stopped drinking Monster Energy Drinks and I have never had another episode. I hope and pray that your medical problem will be healed/cured quickly. God bless you.
Sincerely
MaryinKansas

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It could be parasites in your intestines. A simple stool sample from your Dr. will let you know if that’s the case. Good luck!

Both the answers you got are good ones. I only want to add that sometimes what appears to be blood in your urine, is blood that has actually seeped out of your intestines and mixed with your urine. What I can’t understand is why, since you have seen your doctor, he/she hasn’t checked for other possibilities. Have you discussed this with your doctors. Ask them for at LEAST possible answers. Good luck!!

@bettyann

Both the answers you got are good ones. I only want to add that sometimes what appears to be blood in your urine, is blood that has actually seeped out of your intestines and mixed with your urine. What I can’t understand is why, since you have seen your doctor, he/she hasn’t checked for other possibilities. Have you discussed this with your doctors. Ask them for at LEAST possible answers. Good luck!!

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Also had a colonoscopy and that was okay too. I still wonder about medications I take. Lipitor and supplements could be a possibility. Thanks for replying.

@maryinkansas

Dear gmhelin,
Are you drinking Monster Energy Drinks every day? Are you on any blood thinning medications? Or an RX that has side effects with what is in a lot of Energy Drinks and tablets? I am on Coumadin and I drank two large Monster Energy drinks and I urinated blood. At the ER they did a lot of tests and checked everything and they could not figure out why…until they asked me if I traveled out of the country to some exotic locales–No–then they wanted to know everything I ate and drank for the previous 48 hours. The two large Monster Energy drinks were the only food/drink that contained herbs, supplements to thin your blood. I stopped drinking Monster Energy Drinks and I have never had another episode. I hope and pray that your medical problem will be healed/cured quickly. God bless you.
Sincerely
MaryinKansas

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Wouldn’t the colonoscopy have shown that? No doctor seems to be concerned but it is driving me nuts. I have seen three specialists and they all tell me this happens sometimes. Will be having another CAT scan in 6 months. thanks

@maryinkansas

Dear gmhelin,
Are you drinking Monster Energy Drinks every day? Are you on any blood thinning medications? Or an RX that has side effects with what is in a lot of Energy Drinks and tablets? I am on Coumadin and I drank two large Monster Energy drinks and I urinated blood. At the ER they did a lot of tests and checked everything and they could not figure out why…until they asked me if I traveled out of the country to some exotic locales–No–then they wanted to know everything I ate and drank for the previous 48 hours. The two large Monster Energy drinks were the only food/drink that contained herbs, supplements to thin your blood. I stopped drinking Monster Energy Drinks and I have never had another episode. I hope and pray that your medical problem will be healed/cured quickly. God bless you.
Sincerely
MaryinKansas

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No monster drinks or coumadin. I did read that Lipitor will sometimes cause blood in urine so went off that a couple of weeks ago. Thanks

@maryinkansas

Dear gmhelin,
Are you drinking Monster Energy Drinks every day? Are you on any blood thinning medications? Or an RX that has side effects with what is in a lot of Energy Drinks and tablets? I am on Coumadin and I drank two large Monster Energy drinks and I urinated blood. At the ER they did a lot of tests and checked everything and they could not figure out why…until they asked me if I traveled out of the country to some exotic locales–No–then they wanted to know everything I ate and drank for the previous 48 hours. The two large Monster Energy drinks were the only food/drink that contained herbs, supplements to thin your blood. I stopped drinking Monster Energy Drinks and I have never had another episode. I hope and pray that your medical problem will be healed/cured quickly. God bless you.
Sincerely
MaryinKansas

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Dear gmhelin,
Many supplements, foods and over the counter (OTC) drugs can be and are blood thinners. Here is a link to an interesting article that lists a number of foods, supplements and OTC drugs that may have caused your medical troubles.

http://www.drlam.com/opinion/blood_thinners_and_nutritional_supplement.asp

I am glad to hear you were able to discontinue Lipitor so you can be certain if this scary episode happened because of a side effect to Lipitor or not. I hope you will read the information from this link as I was very surprised to see a number of foods and supplements that I had no idea were blood thinners.. Hope it helps you find answers.

Sincerely,

MaryinKansas

Many things can cause blood in urine. Are you male or female? When was the onset, has it repeated itself? Any radiating or phantom pain; possible mid back or flank?

It can be as simple as having passed a kidney stone (which is normally painful but can also go unnoticed); if this were the case a stone could have simply caused micro-abrasions or lacerations.

Let’s find out the answers to those first few questions and then we can narrow things down.

Side note; stress only makes things worse, stay curious and determined but don’t over-concern yourself.

@vanseters

Many things can cause blood in urine. Are you male or female? When was the onset, has it repeated itself? Any radiating or phantom pain; possible mid back or flank?

It can be as simple as having passed a kidney stone (which is normally painful but can also go unnoticed); if this were the case a stone could have simply caused micro-abrasions or lacerations.

Let’s find out the answers to those first few questions and then we can narrow things down.

Side note; stress only makes things worse, stay curious and determined but don’t over-concern yourself.

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I am female and have had Cat scans of both kidney and bladder, 9 urine tests, MRI, ultra sound of kidney and bladder and an invasive bladder test. All negative. No kidney stones, etc. I did find where Lipitor could cause bleeding after prolonged use and I am testing that out. No stress, pretty easy life. thanks for replying. No pain, have had since May. Also havehad numerous blood tests, etc and they are all normal.

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@vanseters

Many things can cause blood in urine. Are you male or female? When was the onset, has it repeated itself? Any radiating or phantom pain; possible mid back or flank?

It can be as simple as having passed a kidney stone (which is normally painful but can also go unnoticed); if this were the case a stone could have simply caused micro-abrasions or lacerations.

Let’s find out the answers to those first few questions and then we can narrow things down.

Side note; stress only makes things worse, stay curious and determined but don’t over-concern yourself.

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Great, all of that information is fantastic and eliminates a lot of possible illnesses. Ok, so more questions so we can narrow down the scope even further. First of most obvious is menstruation, age, any previous medical history, occupation. Then, apart from the hematuria, anything else new in the same period, excercise, increased sexual activity, any recent injury of any kind, any family history? Track your time

I experienced blood in my urine to the point it looked like I was peeing black cherry koolaid about 6 years ago. In fear of what it was I went straight to my doctor. I had no pain in my lower back area, the first thought my doctor had was a major kidney infection. But with no back pain or urinary tract pain or bladder pain the concern faded for kidney trouble. I was diagnosed with uti’s nearly every visit to the doctor my entire life, even if I wasnt being seen for urinary issue. after that one episode of blood in my urine and taking antibiotics, I hadnt noticed blood in my urine again until late 2008. I had severe pain urinating and could urinate less and less as the pain got worse. I felt as if I had the urgency to pee constantly but could only pee very little when i tried to go. When the pain reached the point that I was getting dizzy from the pain while trying to urinate I decided to contact a urologist myself and make an appt. after all the screening and process of elimination I was diagnosed with inner cisticial systitis. My blader lining deteriorates and its a condition one is born with, a defect in my bladder lining. I had to have surgery to have my bladder expanded with gas and 5 painful weeks of post surgury treatments. The condition is terminal but not fatal. The surgury is suposed to be repeated every 2 to 3 yrs. Very costly surgery too, so I hope you have good insurance. I have not had a second surgery due to the costs, but you can minimize the painful urination through a good diet free of acidic foods. Since I can not afford another surgury at this time, my doctor prescribes me antibiotics which usually get rid of the painful episodes.
hope this helps

@stormygirl71

I experienced blood in my urine to the point it looked like I was peeing black cherry koolaid about 6 years ago. In fear of what it was I went straight to my doctor. I had no pain in my lower back area, the first thought my doctor had was a major kidney infection. But with no back pain or urinary tract pain or bladder pain the concern faded for kidney trouble. I was diagnosed with uti’s nearly every visit to the doctor my entire life, even if I wasnt being seen for urinary issue. after that one episode of blood in my urine and taking antibiotics, I hadnt noticed blood in my urine again until late 2008. I had severe pain urinating and could urinate less and less as the pain got worse. I felt as if I had the urgency to pee constantly but could only pee very little when i tried to go. When the pain reached the point that I was getting dizzy from the pain while trying to urinate I decided to contact a urologist myself and make an appt. after all the screening and process of elimination I was diagnosed with inner cisticial systitis. My blader lining deteriorates and its a condition one is born with, a defect in my bladder lining. I had to have surgery to have my bladder expanded with gas and 5 painful weeks of post surgury treatments. The condition is terminal but not fatal. The surgury is suposed to be repeated every 2 to 3 yrs. Very costly surgery too, so I hope you have good insurance. I have not had a second surgery due to the costs, but you can minimize the painful urination through a good diet free of acidic foods. Since I can not afford another surgury at this time, my doctor prescribes me antibiotics which usually get rid of the painful episodes.
hope this helps

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Thanks for the reply. Last night I had a severe kidney episode which ended in passing a stone and while in the ER they discovered I had a urinary tract infection. I will be on antibiotics for 10 days and if the blood is still present my next step is to see a gyn doctor. The urologists I have seen don’t seem to be concerned but they don’t look any farther than the CT, MRI and cystoscope along with all the urine samples that all come up negative. I want to know what is going on, it drives me insane to see blood everytime I pee. Again, thanks for answering.

@vanseters

Many things can cause blood in urine. Are you male or female? When was the onset, has it repeated itself? Any radiating or phantom pain; possible mid back or flank?

It can be as simple as having passed a kidney stone (which is normally painful but can also go unnoticed); if this were the case a stone could have simply caused micro-abrasions or lacerations.

Let’s find out the answers to those first few questions and then we can narrow things down.

Side note; stress only makes things worse, stay curious and determined but don’t over-concern yourself.

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I have also been having this experience since the beginning of July. Dark blood in my urine, no pain, no infection, no medication changes that would cause side effects. I’ve had numerous tests run including CTs , urine, blood. I don’t menstrate any longer, and I’ve been to a urologist that ran a lot of tests. All he could say is, ” come back in a year and we’ll run another urinalysis. I don’t know what to think or do about this. The only change in my life is that I got a job in February. If you can help, please I’m scared and desperate for answers. Thank you

@vanseters

Many things can cause blood in urine. Are you male or female? When was the onset, has it repeated itself? Any radiating or phantom pain; possible mid back or flank?

It can be as simple as having passed a kidney stone (which is normally painful but can also go unnoticed); if this were the case a stone could have simply caused micro-abrasions or lacerations.

Let’s find out the answers to those first few questions and then we can narrow things down.

Side note; stress only makes things worse, stay curious and determined but don’t over-concern yourself.

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Welcome to Connect, @kking11879.
Thank you for bringing this older discussion back to the forefront. As @vanseters points out, blood in urine can be so many things. For me, it was a sign of a kidney stone. The first thing the doctor asked me however was if I had eaten a lot of beets lately. Given that your urine is dark, I’m sure beets were ruled out long ago.

It must be unsettling to have to wait a year. The blood would seem to be an indication of something not being right. You may also be interested in this discussion:
I’m bleeding when I urinate, does anyone else have this? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-am-a-76-year-old-woman-in-february-i-was-bleeding/

Additionally, I’d like to invite @predictable, @kdubois @tropicallady1276 and @shoregal45 to this discussion.
KKing, what conditions did the urologist rule out?

@vanseters

Many things can cause blood in urine. Are you male or female? When was the onset, has it repeated itself? Any radiating or phantom pain; possible mid back or flank?

It can be as simple as having passed a kidney stone (which is normally painful but can also go unnoticed); if this were the case a stone could have simply caused micro-abrasions or lacerations.

Let’s find out the answers to those first few questions and then we can narrow things down.

Side note; stress only makes things worse, stay curious and determined but don’t over-concern yourself.

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@kking11879 3-8 times per week I have hematuria, blood in the urine. Sometimes it is just a little pink, sometimes there is up to a fourth of a cup of clot, with a large part of it lodge in the catheter. When that happens, I usually have to use 3-4 caths per session because they plug up with thick clots very easily. This is normal occurrence and expected with AL Amyloidosis or hATTRwt and other mutations. One of the triggers is occasional dehydration. A little more water helps me , perhaps another liter per day. Another trigger in Amy of various kinds is macular tissue (usually some kind of skin) in the urethra or bladder. The catheter can tear that macular skin, and you bleed. But a little more oil or fat in your diet, plus more water, and with mine, that usually takes care of it for a few days.

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