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This is the second or third time this happens. I saw blood drops on the toilet seat after i urinated! i am really scared and i need to know what shall i do!! Please tell me what causes this and is it serious? And what shall i do?

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Blood in the urine is a common problem. The medical term for red blood cells in the urine is hematuria. Sometimes blood in the urine is a sign of a serious problem in the urinary tract, while other times it is not serious and requires no treatment. Only after a thorough evaluation by a healthcare provider should blood in the urine be attributed to a non-serious cause.

Up to 10% of people have hematuria. About 3% of people develop gross hematuria.

- Women develop hematuria more than men because women are more likely to have urinary tract infections.

- Older adults, especially men, have hematuria more often than younger people because they are more likely to take medications that can irritate the urinary tract, have enlargement of the prostate, or cancer.

- Blood in the urine can come from any condition that results in infection, inflammation, or injury to the urinary system. The most common causes of hematuria in people younger than 40 years of age are kidney stones or urinary tract infections.

See your physician. Only he can tell you for sure what the problem is.
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