Some women experience blood in the urine even though they don’t have their period or any symptoms of urinary tract infection.
If you experience blood in the urine, immediately you should make an appointment with your doctor for checkup. Some of the causes of blood in urine are given here. They include:
- Kidney or bladder infection
- Urinary tract infection
- Kidney stones in the passage way
- Side effects from other medications
- Complications from diseases like diabetes or any other kidney problems
- Endometriosis of the bladder
- Any injury to the nongynecological tract
- Interstitial cystitis
- Kidney or bladder cancer
- Sickle cell anemia
- Strenuous exercises
The problems associated with blood in urine include:
- Your urine will be in pink, red or cola colored
- Slight fever
- Weight loss
- Decreased appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pain or burning while urinating
- Pain in the back, lower abdomen, groin or flank
- Frequent urination
When you consult your doctor regarding your condition, you are asked about your medical history and whether you experience blood in the urine ever before. A laboratory test will be conducted for the initial examination.
Initially you will undergo the test called urine dipstick. A chemically treated strip is dipped in a bowel of urine. The paper will give various colors as they indicate the presence of protein, blood, glucose or any other infection.
Urinalysis is also a test, which gives accurate results and your doctor will know exactly what is causing blood in the urine. For instance, if any protein is present in the urine, then this is the result of kidney problem or if there are any red or white blood cells in the urine, then it signifies an infection.
Self control is very important to reduce bleeding in urine. Drink plenty of water and stay well hydrated. Reduce doing strenuous exercises and also avoid cigarette smoking as it has been linked to urinary tract infection.