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Blood in urine Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Blood in urine. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had blood in the urine?

    Why: can determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Does the blood in the urine occur in the first or the terminal part of the urine stream?

    Why: blood in the first part of the urine stream suggests a urethral or Prostatic lesion , while blood in the terminal part of the urine stream suggests bleeding from the bladder. Uniform bleeding has no localizing features.

  3. Have you had an injury such as a blow to the loin, pelvis or genital area?
  4. Is the blood in the urine transient or constant?

    Why: e.g. joggers and athletes engaged in very vigorous exercise can develop transient blood in the urine.

  5. Past history of kidney disease?
  6. Past Radiation therapy?

    Why: radiation cystitis can cause massive blood in the urine.

  7. Sexual history?

    Why: to determine risk of sexually acquired urethritis.

  8. Dietary history?

    Why: large amounts of beetroot, red lollies or berries in diet can cause red discoloration of urine.

  9. Travel history?

    Why: recent overseas travel may suggest bilharzias or other parasites.

  10. Medications?

    Why: anticoagulants, cyclophosphamide.

  11. Abdominal pain

    Why: renal stones (most likely), renal embolism, kidney contusion (bruising from trauma), kidney laceration, glomerulonephritis, renal cancer or polycystic kidneys.

  12. Pain or burning with urination or frequency of urination?

    Why: suggests a bladder stone, prostatic disease, urinary tract infection or renal infarction. If painless blood in the urine can suggest urinary tract infection or trauma, tumors or polycystic kidneys.

  13. Fever

    Why: suggests pyelonephritis (most likely), lupus erythematosus, infective endocarditis with emboli to kidneys.

  14. Symptoms of prostatic disease

    Why: e.g. slow weak urine stream, terminal dribbling of urine - may suggest cause of blood in urine is from rupture of enlarged prostatic veins due to prostatic enlargement.

  15. Symptoms of bleeding disorders

    Why: e.g. extensive skin bruising, bleeding gums, bleeding nose, heavy menstrual periods, rectal bleeding and painful swollen joints.

  16. Symptoms of lupus erythematosus

    Why: E.g fever, malaise, tiredness, Raynaud's syndrome, butterfly shaped facial rash.

  17. Symptoms of leukemia

    Why: symptoms of anemia, malaise, susceptibility to infections (such as sore throat, mouth ulceration and chest infections), easy bruising, gum enlargement.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Blood in urine:

The following list of conditions have 'Blood in urine' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Blood in urine:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Blood in urine' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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