Re: bad days again-Sherry and Ginny

From: Christine M. Smith (
Fri Jun 18 19:44:29 1999

At Fri, 18 Jun 1999, Ginny King wrote: >
>At Fri, 18 Jun 1999, sherry wrote:
>>Hi Brenda, I am sorry you are having a rough time. Did anyone say there
>>was a connection between blood in the urine and adhesions? I was up all
>>night last night with a lot of pressure and pain on my bladder and
>>frequent trips to the bathroom. When I went to an urgent care facility
>>last week , they told me I had a lot of blood in my urine. I told them
>>that I always do and have had all the tests to rule out everything. It
>>makes me believe that there is a connection. What are you going to do?
>>Please let me know. I too am from West Virginia! Have a great time
>>visiting your sister. Sherry
>Hi Brenda and Sherry,
>I would be interested in hearing anything regarding blood in the urine
>as well. I am going through several additional test to rule out Crohn's
>for many of my other symtoms but nobody is explaining the blood I have
>in the urine. I just had an IVP that came back normal. However when I
>read the report it stated that there were some type of "something"
>showing up crossing both ureters. They indicated that it is probably
>vascular in nature and nothing to worry about. My question to my doc
>when I get to see her again is wouldn't it be reasonable to think that
>it might be adhesions attached to the ureters since I have a history of
>adhesions. I keep hearing that adhesions don't cause blood (I have it
>in my stools as well as urine), but if you have adhesions, couldn't they
>be pulling and tearing on your organs causing things to bleed? Trying to
>get all the "specialist" together and look at your history as a whole is
>proving to be difficult. From Atlanta, take care of yourselves in West
>Virginia! Ginny
>Ginny King


Blood in urine is not normal, especially "a lot" . Sometimes people do have some red cells per every high powered field when looking through a microscope and this can be considered normal. But if a dipstick shows a reaction on the blood section, this is not normal and if you see it macroscopically, that is definitely not normal! I would think a urologist would perform a complete workup if this happens consistently. sherry, you mention signs of a UTI. You can have a UTI and still have a negative culture. I don't know how this happens but it's possible. They can also do a cysto and tell which ureter, if any, the blood is coming from. Also, what about endometriosis? I would think that this should be looked into.


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