Clearly visible and microscopic hematuria (blood in the urine) requires evaluation. The upper urinary tract should be imaged, and cystoscopy should be done if there is hematuria in the absence of infection. A comprehensive evaluation is necessary entailing of upper tract (kidneys and ureters) imaging, cystoscopy and urine cytology.
Paul A. Church, MD
Location and Office HoursUrology Practice Associates Inc
Needham Heights, MA 02494
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What test should be performed if I have blood in my urine?
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Are kidney cysts treated with surgery?
Most kidney cysts (fluid filled mass) are classified as “simple” and are very common. They are generally benign, and found incidentally during an ultrasound, CT or other scan performed for some other reason. Most often these simple cysts can be left alone with no worries. Rarely, a simple kidney cyst can enlarge enough to cause pain, and these can be treated by needle drainage or more permanently with surgery (usually laparoscopy with small incisions.) Some kidney cysts are classified as “complicated” and might have more worrisome or malignant features that warrant more comprehensive exams and treatments including surgery. Very rare are multi-cystic and poly-cystic kidneys that can in worst cases cause kidney failure requiring dialysis or kidney transplant.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What causes urethritis?
Urethritis, or inflammation of the urethra, has a few causes. The most common cause is a sexually transmitted infection. The infections that most commonly cause urethritis are gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes virus. Other causes of inflammation include contraceptive jelly, cream, or foam; spermicide used in condoms; and chemical irritation from soaps or lotions. (This answer provided for NATA by the University of Montana Athletic Training Education Program.)
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