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I am freaking out. I randomly had a urine test and dr detected blood. Did another one about a week later and still detected blood. Now I have had a pelvic CT with contrast to check for kidney stones which found nothing. So I am supposed to do another urine sample this week and/or just go for a pelvic ultrasound but I’m terrified I have bladder cancer. 
 

I am on 20mg of Lexapro but it’s not helping me at the moment. What do others take when things are heightened in these sorts of scenarios? The medication is fine when I don’t have any health issues like I have at the moment. I don’t know what else I can take so I’m not so “on the edge” till I see my dr at the end of the week and also so I don’t freak out even worse at the ultrasound if the technician says something stupid to trigger me even further. 

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Anyone would be upset or worried so don't be too hard on yourself. A friend of mine urinated bright red blood for around 2 weeks and a cause was never found. You may have an infection. When I was 25 I remember going to the bathroom and when I wiped the tissue was covered in blood and the toilet bowl water was all red. I had an immediate meltdown and had myself dead and buried. It turned out to be nothing serious. 

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Your nerves wpuld be normal.  The tests are to see where the problems are coming from.  Cancer is a bit of a stretch.  It's probably an infection.  Stay hydrated.

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Do you take aspirin and/ or bike, run, exercise strenuously? 

98% of people over 65 will show 'blood' in a random urine test.  Sometimes they have pink urine and other times have zero symptoms.  I had pink urine twice at around 68 and was taking daily aspirin and only notice the pink after 3 hours at the gym.

MARCH (think soldiers) hematura is when small amount of blood is found in the urine of bikers, runners, military, etc. 

Are you a hairdresser?
Do you smoke?

If the answers are 'no', your chance of bladder cancer is around zero. 

 

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