I am 25, female, previous social smoker on and off for 8 years but only one a day, if that. Otherwise healthy, no previous medical history to speak of. I don't suffer fromm UTI's and am not sexually active either.
I have been having blood in urine for about a month now, firstly it started off as visibily peeing red urine, and now it still has blood but it isn't visible, just cloudy, shown by urinalysis and dipstick tests.
Have had two urinalysis, both ruled out infection (few white cells), but did show some calcium oxalate crystals, and lots of red blood cells. Further kidney and liver tests were fine. Blood work is all normal (except high bilirubin), and kub ultrasound showed no stones or problems.
I have had no symptoms, only blood in the urine, no pain on urination at all. I am currently waiting for a urology referral which may take some time as it is NHS.
I just wandered if anyone has had kidney stones or bladder stones with NO symptoms, and also whether it is commonplace for people to have crystals in urine - does this necessarily mean stones? Should I be worried that this could signal something worse (like cancer), or would the blood work up have hinted at this? I'm erring on whether to wait patiently for an NHS urologist (could take up to 6 weeks), or whether to investigate this privately, which would mean borrowing money. I just don't know whether this could be something serious or not? The doctors say very unlikely because of my age, but what if I am that 1%?