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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

  • kidney stones

  • 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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