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Is hematuria caused by fibroids?

By January 21, 2010 - 12:46pm
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[Source: EmpowHER Encyclopedia: Hematuria] means that blood is in your urine, and may be caused by any number of conditions (however, in some cases, the cause is never found):
* Injury to the abdomen, pelvis, or internal organs of the urinary tract
* Vigorous exercise (resolves with rest)
* Urinary tract infection
* Cancer of the prostate , kidney , or bladder
* Kidney disease
* Kidney stones
* Bleeding disorders (eg, hemophilia )
* Certain congenital diseases (eg, polycystic kidneys )
* Certain medications
(Common drugs that can cause visible urinary blood include aspirin, penicillin, the blood thinner heparin and the anti-cancer drug cyclophosphamide). [Source: Mayo Clinic: Blood in Urine].

This long list of possible causes includes the organs of the urinary tract (bladder, kidneys, urethra, etc), and not the reproductive organs (uterus, cervix, vagina, ovaries, etc.), as these are two distinct systems.

Some medications may lead to hematuria; are you currently taking any medication for the treatment of your fibroids? Perhaps there is an indirect cause?

What has your doctor said about your hematuria; have you had a recent UTI (urinary tract infection) or medications? Are you having any troubling symptoms, and what has your doctor recommended as far as treatment options (for either/both hematuria or fibroids)?

January 21, 2010 - 1:16pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

My doctor hasn't said anything just its ok I have no treatment for the fibroid I have a coil and am on a mini pill that's it . I now want to donate a kidney but am worried this will cause problems

May 31, 2013 - 2:19pm
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