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"What would cause my urine to turn blood?"
I used to bathroom and my urine came out bloody.
When you see blood in your urine, you will need an evaluation by a doctor as soon as possible. Blood in urine is often not a sign of significant disease. Sometimes, what appears to be blood in urine is actually discoloration by medications or foods. However, in some cases blood in urine can be a sign of an important medical condition requiring treatment. The source of bleeding can come from the kidneys or other structures in the urinary tract (ureters, bladder, and bladder). Blood in urine are commonly a result of the inflammation, infections and diseases of the kidneys or the urinary tract. If you are a male, the most common source of bleeding is from the prostate gland possibly due to a tear in one of the fragile veins of the prostate. This is relatively common complication, especially when there is vigorous sexual intercourse or if intercourse has been infrequent. Kidney stones can also cause it to become inflamed and predispose to bleeding. It may also be a sign of advanced kidney, prostate or urinary tract tumor or cancer. For this reason, blood in urine is an important potential warning sign and should not be ignored. It should be evaluated by a doctor in all cases. Good luck.
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