I am a 40 year old female with a history of kidney stones. Latest ultrasound (1 year ago) noted stones bilaterally. I have had previous symptoms of UTI only to have tests come back negative for infection but positive for blood. The last 4 urine samples have all tested positive for microscopic blood ( all tests done in the past 5 months).
I just had my anual physical 1 month ago and urine test noted traces of blood with no infection. My worry is that this could be a sign of bladder cancer. Could the stones in the kidney's be causing the positive blood results even if they are not moving? My GP has referred me to a urologist and has recommended that I get a cystoscopy. I am still awaiting to hear from the urologist, referals can take up to 3 weeks to be processed. Is this something that I should push or wait for them to contact me?
Latest urine results:
Microalbumin Random 17.4 Normal range below 15 *noted 15-25 MG/L borderline
UrineCreatinineRamdom 14.1 (3.0-11.0 normal range)
Understand your predicament. The hematuria could be due to the stone. Even if it is not moving, it can irritate the lining and cause hematuria. It can also cause urinary infections resulting in hematuria. It can also be due to tumors. Certain blood disorders, strenuous exercise and certain medications can cause hematuria. Please consult your doctor for further evaluation. He may do tests like urine analysis, blood tests, X rays, ultrasonography, CT scan and sometimes cystoscopy to detect the cause for painless hematuria.
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