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Question: Blood Clotts in Urine


 downchic21 - Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:51 pm

24 yr old, female, I am have been taking Valtrex, which I only metion because that is listed on side effects. I have had HSV-2 for about 11 months. I have had two UTIs in the last 4 months where blood was present ( which never had blood before when I had a UTI). I wake up last night and went to the bathroom and then 10 mins later I had to go again. So this time I turned the light on. I realized I was peeing bright red blood. What concerned me more was that there was blood clotts present. The blood clotts were to the point that it looked like I was on my period, but blood was only when I urinated. I am in a new state and don't have a doctor here yet. How serious is this? Could it have to do with the Valtrex?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:55 pm

User avatar There are several possible causes for hematuria (blood in the urine).

Regarding your valtrex, valtrex can cause the platelets to drop. If you have low platelets the blood cannot clot. This could cause continued bleeding in the urine.

Kidney stones may also cause blood in the urine. Even small stones that are not causing pain can cause blood, although frank blood as you are experiencing would be less likely to happen without pain.

Urine infections can also cause pain.

If the bleeding continues you should be evaluated by your doctor.

Best wishes.

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