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Does mesna make blood show up in my urine?

No, mesna should not by itself cause blood to appear in the urine. Mesna is designed to prevent bleeding in the bladder (called hemorrhagic cystitis) that is a frequent side effect of a cancer therapy called ifosfamide. The two are usually given together, so any blood in the urine is probably from the ifosfamide. Be aware that eating foods like beets can change your urine's color, so do not confuse your body's normal behavior with this problem. Sometimes blood in your urine cannot be seen by the naked eye, so your doctor may need to run tests to confirm its presence.

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