My wife (51) had a UTI last fall for the first time in probably 20 years. There was some blood in the urine, which is not unusual with a UTI. She developed second UTI in the spring, and the blood count was high (150), and a urine cytology was ordered (neg). She developed a third UTI mid summer, high blood count (250), and another cytology (neg), ultrasound (normal), and referral to a urologist. The urologist ran a culture panel, and it came back negative, and then did a cystoscopy, (blood and cytology reports not yet back), but the bladder looked healthy and normal.
We were expecting a CT scan next, but instead, the urologist said she was unsure if the bladder was emptying completely, so she said at my wife's next appointment, she will perform and in office ultrasound, with a full bladder (transabdominal), and then a another after the bladder is "emptied" (transvaginal).
So far, no source of the blood in the urine has been found. I can't seem to find any info on how a [partially emptied] bladder could, or would, relate to Microscopic Hematuria, and how this second ultrasound can help locate the source. Honestly, I don't understand how a CT scan could locate such tiny blood loss either.
Any help or comments welcome.