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Blood in urine

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  • Posted By: mmccasli1
  • October 5, 2006
  • 03:04 AM

My 19 year old daughter has been having blood in her urine on and off for over a year. We've been to several doctors and no one has diagnosed her. She has taken over 12 urine test in the last year that prove no STD's or UTI. She has pain in her lower back and lower stomach and painfull urination. Coffee or alcohol seem to agrivate it. She went to the urgent care clinic near her college and the doctor confirmed no STD, UTI and said she did have blood in her urine and that it must be coming from another organ. He then sent her home with antibiotics and pain killers. She had a reaction to the pain killers last night and was rushed to emergency by ambulance (severe shaking). ER gave her valium and sent her home. She is vomiting this evening. I'm very concerned and 3 hours away from her. We are in California Bay Area - Should she see a urologist or kidney specialist? This could be serious and no one is taking her seriously. A good Doctor referral would be nice. Have great medical plan.

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  • My father recently told that he's been peeing blood for seven yrs.since our mother passed away two yrs. ago we (his children) especially the daughters are seeing to his health...when he told us this we acted fastand got him to see a urologist about an hours drive away , he did go, he found out that he had a tumor the size of a tennis ball on his bladder, he had no pain from this which explains why he didn't run to the Drs. when he started peeing blood...surgery was planned and all went well the Dr. removed as much as he could and would follow up with treatment once the tissue was sent out and we would go from there...got the results back and it is canerous but had not gone through all layers of the bladder, the Dr told us my father needed to return in two months for a check to see if all is the same ,.. my dad went last week for exploratory surgery last week and the tumor has doubled in size the Dr took out as much as he could reach but it's now up to dad wether to remove the bladder and live awhile longer or just let it be and take it day by day...as of this week he hasn't decided what he's going to decide on.Not sure if this helps, thats what I know about blood in the urine.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 7, 2006
    • 09:25 PM
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  • Your daughter needs to have an MRI or a Cat scan to rule out kidney stones. Flank pain, back pain, blood in the urine, vomiting and shaking can all be signs of them. I would take her to a good urologist and have her checked out. She could also have a problem w/the bladder. Either way, if the urologist hears the complaints and he's worth anything, he or she should be able to get to the bottom of the problem. If it's been going on for a year, that about 11 months and 3 weeks too long! Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 28, 2006
    • 06:41 AM
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  • She should also seek a cardiac specialist. If the kidneys are imbalanced for an extended period of time, her heart could have been affected as well. And Vice Versa.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 29, 2006
    • 01:27 AM
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  • My 19 year old daughter has been having blood in her urine on and off for over a year. We've been to several doctors and no one has diagnosed her. She has taken over 12 urine test in the last year that prove no STD's or UTI. She has pain in her lower back and lower stomach and painfull urination. Coffee or alcohol seem to agrivate it. She went to the urgent care clinic near her college and the doctor confirmed no STD, UTI and said she did have blood in her urine and that it must be coming from another organ. He then sent her home with antibiotics and pain killers. She had a reaction to the pain killers last night and was rushed to emergency by ambulance (severe shaking). ER gave her valium and sent her home. She is vomiting this evening. I'm very concerned and 3 hours away from her. We are in California Bay Area - Should she see a urologist or kidney specialist? This could be serious and no one is taking her seriously. A good Doctor referral would be nice. Have great medical plan.I would suggest a kidney specialist but she needs and ultrasound or mri to check for polycystic kidney diseas and to check the size of her kidneys-these can begin to be symptomatic in teens. if there is no infection in the urine then the sooner you get things checked out the better the chance of a good outcome--putting this off only worsens the condition and it can be somewhat controlled with a diet low in red meats and caffeine.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 17, 2009
    • 06:31 AM
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