QUESTION: what is the cause of painless bright red urine in 14 year boy which lasted only 1 day and clear next day the urine was intially red and end of day it was pink should i go to doctor

ANSWER: Karan:

Most of the time, painless gross hematuria in a young man is quite harmless but it is also possible for there to be an anatomical variation in the urinary tract, a kidney stone, an infection or some rare or unusual tumor.  He should definitely see a physician or consult a specialist such as a pediatric urologist if one is available.

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QUESTION: sir as you sugest i went to the doctor i have a blood test which was normal my serum uric acid is 6.2mg/dl it is ok?
i have two urine test which shows rbc was nil and other thing were normal
i have a ultrasound of the abdomen which was also normal
what should  i do next and what test i have needed to don


Interpretation of tests is the responsibility of the treating physician, but the uric acid level is normal.  In most cases, we don't get real excited unless the abdominal ultrasound is abnormal.  Hopefully, they checked the bladder as well.

In an older child with gross hematuria, some would recommend a CT scan.  If this is normal, then usually no further evaluation is usually needed.


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Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

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Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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