Hematuria

Chief Compliant: The patient is a 50 year old white male with hypertension who complains of bloody urine for 4 days.

History of the Present Illness: Quantity of RBCs found on urinalysis. Repeat testing. Color, timing, pattern of hematuria: Initial hematuria (anterior urethral lesion); terminal hematuria (bladder neck or prostate lesion); hematuria throughout voiding (bladder or upper urinary tract). Frequency, dysuria, suprapubic pain, flank pain (renal colic), perineal pain; fever. Recent exercise, menstruation; bleeding between voidings.

Foley catheterization, prior stone passage, tissue passage in urine, joint pain.

Recent sore throat, streptococcal skin infection (glomerulonephritis), joint pain.

Past Medical History: Prior pyelonephritis; occupational exposure to toxins.

Medications Associated with Hematuria: Warfarin, aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, phenobarbital, allopurinol, phenytoin, cyclophosphamide. Causes of Red Urine: Pyridium, phenytoin, ibuprofen, cascara laxatives, levodopa, methyldopa, quinine, rifampin, berries, flava beans, food coloring, rhubarb, beets, hemoglobinuria, myoglobinuria.

Family History: Hematuria, renal disease, sickle cell, bleeding diathesis, deafness (Alport's syndrome), hypertension.

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