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I am a 54 yr old female who recently noticed a small amount of blood after urination when wiping.  I have also noticed some slight burning.  I did see my physician who did a UA and blood was present without leukocytes or nitrates.  The culture is not yet complete.  Is this a serious concern?


While it's probably nothing, you may need to get a workup for hematuria (blood in the urine) which usually includes some type of kidney x-ray and a look into the bladder with a special scope (cystoscopy).  You may need to consult a urologist for this just to be absolutely sure there aren't any stones or tumors.  Most of the time, we don't find anything, but it's best to check anyway.


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.


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.

American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

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

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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