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4 year old has blood in urine/red pee

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 10, 2007
  • 05:18 AM

Hello - for a year and half my son has had red pee on and off. We have seen his regular doctor and he has seen specialists at Children's in Seattle many times. They have taken urine and blood samples. He has had an ultra sound that was normal. No ct scan or biopsy yet. He has NO other symtpoms - just red pee and usually it is right before bed. The pee has been examined and it seems to reveal different things each time - nothing has been consistent. Doctor's scratch their heads and gave us six possible diagnosis. He is not on any medication. He is now 4 and a half. Anyone else out there with anything similar.

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  • ya i have the same thing. i have no idea what it is and its actually jsut started. no pain involved. nothing. tell me if you know anything else about it
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  • This may not be the same thing, since your son is so young, but my husband has this. His urine is red, but when he went to the doctor there wasn't any blood found. His doctor told him it was just the way his body was. Was there blood found in your son's urine, or is it just red? He also has a foul smell related to his. Please keep us updated. I hope your son gets well soon.
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    • November 4, 2008
    • 07:28 PM
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  • Hi. I'm reading a book on heavy metal poisoning and have come across a note about lead poisoning causing red urine. Lead paints are used on ceramics and can leach into food and drinks if they are acidic. Rain water will also dissolve lead as it is slightly acidic and so it can contaminate ground water. I was personally affected by taking hair growth supplements. The red stopped about a week after I stopped taking the pills. Other symptoms of lead poisoning are constipation, irritability and stomach cramps (like colic).
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  • I'm not actually sure what is happening if the tests reveal no blood despite the red urine. Have you checked how his kidney function is? If it is okay then it is not from there then it maybe from the bladder or ureter areas.
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  • [My 4.5 year old son is having the exact same thing; bloody urine at night. All tests are showing normal function, no protein in blood, clean ultrasound, etc. Could you please post and tell what wound up happening with your child- we are very concerned. Thanks!
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  • My son is 10 years old and just told me two nights ago that his urine was pink. He flushed it so I could not see it. Same think Friday night flushed again. I took him for a urine test today and will not find out until Monday but it was clear at the drs office. Same thing no pain no other symptoms I am freaking out looking up everything I can. If anyone has any insight that would ge helpful please post.
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  • when my now 10 year old was 6 he had blood in his urine too. we took him to the er. let me tel you when we gave the nurse the cup, she about had a heart atack. it looked like cranberry juice if not darker. if he is having blood in his urine you need to demand a ct scan with and without contrast. come to find out, my son has something called polycystic kidneys. it runs in our family, but he is the youngest to get his diagnosis in our family EVER! most have been in their 40s-50s. i have it as well, my son has far more cyst than i do. the only thing a ua will tell you is what is in the urine, and sometimes not even that. did you know that the ua can't pick up trace amounts like looking at it will? my daughter got her diagnosis in feb. don't just asume that all is fine due to the ua. don't freak out thinking your kid has this either. i just told you that to show you there could be more going on. that is your kid, if you dont look out, then who will. i have learned that i have to speack up, and not just trust that the dr is right just be he is the dr. they are wrong sometimes. if you feel there is more going on, make his dr order a scan. if he won't find you another who will. or how we found out with my daughter i took her to the er with belly pain, thinking appendix. they did a ct scan on her, i made them use the die, cuz there was no way i was going to let them do another on later cuz they have their head up their butts. if they won't give one, go about it another way. hope some of this helps.
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  • when my now 10 year old was 6 he had blood in his urine too. we took him to the er. let me tel you when we gave the nurse the cup, she about had a heart atack. it looked like cranberry juice if not darker. if he is having blood in his urine you need to demand a ct scan with and without contrast. come to find out, my son has something called polycystic kidneys. it runs in our family, but he is the youngest to get his diagnosis in our family EVER! most have been in their 40s-50s. i have it as well, my son has far more cyst than i do. the only thing a ua will tell you is what is in the urine, and sometimes not even that. did you know that the ua can't pick up trace amounts like looking at it will? my daughter got her diagnosis in feb. don't just asume that all is fine due to the ua. don't freak out thinking your kid has this either. i just told you that to show you there could be more going on. that is your kid, if you dont look out, then who will. i have learned that i have to speack up, and not just trust that the dr is right just be he is the dr. they are wrong sometimes. if you feel there is more going on, make his dr order a scan. if he won't find you another who will. or how we found out with my daughter i took her to the er with belly pain, thinking appendix. they did a ct scan on her, i made them use the die, cuz there was no way i was going to let them do another on later cuz they have their head up their butts. if they won't give one, go about it another way. hope some of this helps.My son is 7 and this is the 3rd time that it has happened this year. When he sees that his pee is blood color he will not go pee. Each time so far it only lasted bout 1 day. Took him to 3 diff drs n no one knows why that it keeps happening. test all come back fine. He never wants to go to school. they say that it can be from too much exercise but how do u tell a 7 year old boy to not run around @ school?????? I want answers and no one seems to have any.
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  • My son is 4 1/2 and has had red blood, microscopic blood and protein in his urine since jan. of this year.... Still no doctors can give me any answers. Hes had numerous blood tests, urine tests, kidney tests and no answers. I am so worried!!! He has had no pain up to this point but now he complains of a tickley tummy and cries and screams daily. STILL NO ANSWERS!! I live in Northern California and have made the 5 hr trip to the San Francisco Pedeatric Renal specialists and they have no answers. Im going crazy and still no answers...... HELP
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  • My son was diagnosed in December with having parasites in his poop. We put him on medication for it and week later when he finished the med it was 12-31-2009 and he went to potty. He peed blood for first time. I have had him to his pediatrician and they have ran any and every test on him. Comes back normal. The tests do show blood in urine even when it looks normal. We Went to pediatric childrens nephrologist and same thing all tests come back normal but do show blood in urine. We waited till April and then they did a kidney biopsy to see what inflamation it was to see if treatable however the biopsy came back normal and the blood in his pee seem to subside. When he went back for a check up 2 weeks after biopsy he had calcium crystals in pee so they said low sodium diet and encourage fluids. So I got him on as much low to no salt stuff I can and encourage him to drink however the blood has come back. he has went to a urologist now and they said they think it's the calcium crystals doing it as well. None of them seem to think the medication he was on for parasite caused this but I feel it has as he never had this problem until he had took that medication. He is just as active and normal other than the blood in pee. Before the parasites were found I was having alot of trouble with fevers out of blue and he was tired all time. I had him tested for lead poisoning but that comes back normal as well. I am at a loss of what to do. I just know it's not normal and noone seems concerned. Any answers or thoughts?
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  • Sounds like kidney stones.My son was diagnosed in December with having parasites in his poop. We put him on medication for it and week later when he finished the med it was 12-31-2009 and he went to potty. He peed blood for first time. I have had him to his pediatrician and they have ran any and every test on him. Comes back normal. The tests do show blood in urine even when it looks normal. We Went to pediatric childrens nephrologist and same thing all tests come back normal but do show blood in urine. We waited till April and then they did a kidney biopsy to see what inflamation it was to see if treatable however the biopsy came back normal and the blood in his pee seem to subside. When he went back for a check up 2 weeks after biopsy he had calcium crystals in pee so they said low sodium diet and encourage fluids. So I got him on as much low to no salt stuff I can and encourage him to drink however the blood has come back. he has went to a urologist now and they said they think it's the calcium crystals doing it as well. None of them seem to think the medication he was on for parasite caused this but I feel it has as he never had this problem until he had took that medication. He is just as active and normal other than the blood in pee. Before the parasites were found I was having alot of trouble with fevers out of blue and he was tired all time. I had him tested for lead poisoning but that comes back normal as well. I am at a loss of what to do. I just know it's not normal and noone seems concerned. Any answers or thoughts?
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  • My 12 year old son has been having the same thing! Red pee, he tells us that it hurts badly and i'm really concerned! Is there anything we could do?
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    • December 25, 2010
    • 02:50 PM
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  • My son is 4 1/2 and has had red blood, microscopic blood and protein in his urine since jan. of this year.... Still no doctors can give me any answers. Hes had numerous blood tests, urine tests, kidney tests and no answers. I am so worried!!! He has had no pain up to this point but now he complains of a tickley tummy and cries and screams daily. STILL NO ANSWERS!! I live in Northern California and have made the 5 hr trip to the San Francisco Pedeatric Renal specialists and they have no answers. Im going crazy and still no answers...... HELPHave a son 6 yrs old, today having heavy blood in his pee, 2nd time in this year. At first time all exams were ok. Want to know if you have had any progress on your case., thanks for your help.
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  • I am going through the same thing. My son is now 4 1/2 y.o and he pee blood on/off. Bloodtest and urine sample are normal. So how is your son doing? I am worried too. I think my next step is to take ultrasound in order to rule out kidney stone.
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  • I hope our son's experience will help many parents looking for answers to the issue of horribly PAINFUL BURNING PEE & BLOOD IN URINE. His dad and I were alarmed after several months of son complaining and took son to pediatrician who took 2 different urine tests & ordered x-rays and ultrasound. The rumor from one doc is that radiologists tend to "over-read" results sometimes when a child is involved, so we were told our son had possible kidney infection & we were referred to a pediatric urologist. THANK GOD for the urologist. He looked VERY closely during the exam inside the inner tip of our son's penis (not something a pediatrician would normally exam in great detail). His first thought was that the problem was this: many boys who have circumcision will have problem with natural rubbing of tip of penis that occurs when they wear diaper, then underwear, then jeans as they grow. The penis tip rubs and is irritated, forming a type of scab which inhibits the urine from freely flowing & causes backup of urine, burning, blood vessels to pop under the pressure of suppressed pee. We thought that made a lot of sense and urologist said it was actually quite common for circumcised boys & the surgical procedure would take 15 mins. to correct problem. However, for our son, that was not exactly the problem. We learned that our son was born with Hypospadias, a urethra (pee tube) that did not quite touch the end of his penis or grows under penis (among the most common birth defects of the male genitalia). Therefore, he was peeing out of the tiniest pinhole most of his life & we only learned about it when his body grew so big (age 12) that it put strain on his bladder & penis! The procedure still only took 20 mins. under anesthesia & he was doing so GREAT later the same day. We are praising God, thanking the doctor for sending us to a specialist, and doing a dance that our son's burning & blood in urine is GONE!
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