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  • saltire
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    Hi, I'm sorry if i made it sound like i have blood or blood clots just now, i don't that was when i was a teenager. I have the peeing 30+ times a day and uncomfortable feeling, like i am getting a urine infection. I know i do need to see a specialist to find out whats going on. I will see about an appointment. Thankyou all for your replies. I love this website, i just told my husband that if feels so much better to not feel alone with this. For both me and my daughter. I finally feel like there is somewhere to turn to for advice.
    Saltire

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  • born2swim
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    Definately get into the urologist... the scope... good first step. Someone should also test your urine for Endometriosis cells... just to make sure that isn't the case. I've heard of that happening to a friend who only had blood as a symptom then frequency (and painful periods obviously).

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  • ICNDonna
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    I totally agree that you need to see a urologist. Please call and make an appointment. And let us know what you find out.

    Warm hugs,
    Donna

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  • humpieumpumkin
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    Good point Jen. Blood is often a indicator of more serious problems, and almost always warrants a cystoscopy....

    Erika

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  • Sarojini
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    You should definitely see a doctor for the cysto and other tests -- passing large amounts of visible blood is always a sign it's time to go to the urologist! It could be IC, but there are other things it could be as well (bladder stones, etc).

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  • humpieumpumkin
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    Hello!

    Although I don't frequently have gross hematuria(visable blood) I almost always have microscopic blood and come out trace on uralisis(sp). I think this is common with IC patients.

    Erika

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  • saltire
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    Has anyone else had this?

    Hi,
    I think i have IC, and think this from finding information on it for my daughter. One thing i havent read much about tho is peeing blood. As a teenager i often peed blood and there were times i was up in the middle of the night pacing the floor and just passing blood clots, has anyone else had this? I would go to the doc and my sample would be red and there would be no signs of infection. There was certainly no information on this back then. All the doc would say was you have cystitis. Then things eventually got better. Now after 20 years i am getting symptoms again, i will be 40 this year. Last year i was at the doc because of peeing 30+ times a day, i got tests done for Diabetes Insipidus and other stuff nothing showed. I did see a Urologist who gave me antibiotics (even tho i had no pain) just to see if it would help. I was scheduled for Urodynamics testing and a cystoscope. I was over seas for about 2 months and when i came back i cancelled the appointments( which was silly on my part), but i was feeling somewhat better and was scared of the procedures. ( Didn't know anything about them then).I am still peeing a lot and now getting feelings of irritation. I am rattling on here, sorry. Has anyone else these problems as a child and then as an adult have IC?
    Saltire
    Last edited by saltire; 04-20-2007, 03:18 AM. Reason: correcting sentence
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