Question: Pure blood in urine…quite a lot

I am a 63yr old male and over the last few months I have been peeing blood on average every six wks or so, this problem has just returned yesterday, I am peeing pure blood and quite a lot, I have back ache and a bit of pain in my stomach. I am having problems peeing sometimes go fine and other times can’t go. I am residing in Portugal at the moment but have a months holiday booked for S. Africa this coming weekend, do you think it will be ok for me to go or should I cancel my trip and seek medical advise instead? The confusing thing is that this problem goes away for a number of weeks before returning. I have had blood and urine tests that have come back clear and my doctor said it could be a build up of calcium that can cut and cause bleeding which leaves me very confused and worried.
I do hope you can help.

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Dr Mahaveer
Dr Mahaveer
September 12, 2016 5:44 am

bleeding can occur due to stones in kidneys or prostate related problems. you should get a usg abdomen done to see whats the reason for so much of blood in urine. Depending upon the report, you can decide about your trip. In my personal opinion, you should cancel the trip and get medical opinion instead.

DR. D. Zluf
DR. D. Zluf
September 12, 2016 5:14 pm

A month away in S. Africa. I would want to be worry-free on vacation. “Pure” blood in urine should be checked out. Could be more than just a “calcium buildup”.