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Blood in the Urine in Men
Based on your answers, it's difficult to identify a single likely cause of the blood in your urine. In many people, small amounts of blood are harmless, and no specific cause may be found even after an extensive evaluation.
Still, it's important that you contact your doctor; until you have an evaluation it's impossible to know whether the blood in your urine might signal an important medical condition.
Your doctor will usually start by performing a physical examination and analyzing a urine specimen. If no cause for the bleeding is apparent, your doctor may refer you to a specialist (such as a urologist or nephrologist), or order additional tests such as
a computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen
an ultrasound of the kidneys
an older type of x-ray known as an intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
a cystoscopy, which uses a thin flexible telescope to look at the lining of the bladder.
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