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severe hematuria, sickness, headaches etc. ex IV drug user. hepatitis?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 6, 2007
  • 08:19 PM

hello, it's my first time posting here as i'm not often bothered this much by my health. thing is about 6 days ago i came home and passed blood in my urine. i passed it through the night and it was black like coke. no exaggeration...like coke. very frightning. anyway the next day i went to an emergancy doctor and gave a sample there which was back to normal colour. the doctor said that my urine had blood and protein present in it and put me on antibiotics the morning after i had the bood i had pains in my left side where my kidney is and generally felt quite sick. it is 6 days on now and i am still feeling sick most of the time. i have headaches and sometimes twinges where my kidneys are or on my right side where my liver is. that could be nothing though. my appetite has gone - i am losing weight already and although i am drinking plenty of water i have that dry hangover mouth a lot. also i am sleeping for most of the day...i have no energy and am feeling quite depressed.

i feel like **** basically.

thing is i'm 23 and i've been an IV heroin and crack user for about 2 1/2 years now, having shared works many times but my last test for hep/hiv etc was all negative i haven't been using drugs for a good month now. i'm on 100mg of methadone currently.

advice, thoughts, comments anyone?

any feedback would be much appreciated.

thanks
dan

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  • Sounds like a definite kidney problem to me but the symptoms could also describe other diseases too. Make an appointment with a nephrologist and get him/her to rule out the kidney problem at the least.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 16, 2007
    • 01:52 AM
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  • I know it,s been ages since you wrote this but I am wondering what was your cause for hematuria because I get that also.I will be voiding my bladder and oops!It looks like either lemon iced tea or hot brewed tea .I hope the urologist does not find cancer.hematuria sucks to the max!:cool:
    bigboy 64 Replies
    • September 8, 2010
    • 04:53 AM
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