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Blood in the Urine in Men
Okay -- from your answers, it's impossible to identify a single most likely cause of blood in your urine, so it is important that you contact your doctor. You need a medical evaluation to make sure your pain and the blood in your urine are not a sign of serious medical problem.
Common causes of your symptoms include
urinary tract infections
tumors of the kidney, prostate or bladder.
You doctor will usually want to start by performing an examination and analyzing a urine specimen. If no cause for the bleeding is apparent, your doctor may refer you to a specialist, 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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