Cause of Blood in Urine

Patient

Q: I am a 43 year old man that is good health. My question is; why all of the sudden do I have blood leaking outof my penis. This has never happened before and I am worried. Can you help me?

Doctor

A:   Hematuria/ Blood in the urine can be occur due to the following causes
1) Urinary tract infection- Characterised by cloudy and foul smelling urine, burning on urination
2) prostrate problem ( Cancer or Hyperplasia- enlarged prostate)- charaterised by increased frequency and urgency, incomplete voiding and dribbline
3) Bladder cancer
4) Medications and diet- like beets, rifampin
5) Blood disorders or anticoagulants
5) Renal stones: Usually painfull
You will need to get your urine tested along with further investigations for your prostate . I would advice you to make an appointment with your GP.

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