Blood in urine, Painful urination, Urinary urgency: 10 Possible Causes
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What causes blood in urine, painful urination and urinary urgency? 10 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.


Urinary Tract Infection

UTIs are usually caused by bacteria and can occur in any part of the urinary tract. Symptoms of upper UTIs include pain in the upper back, chills, fever, and nausea.

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Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are solid masses of crystalized calcium or other substances that originate in the kidneys but can pass through the urinary tract. The greatest risk factor is making less than one liter of urine per day.

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Urethritis is a condition in which the urethra, or the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body, becomes inflamed and irritated.

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Urethral Stricture

Usually the urethra is wide enough for urine to flow freely through it. When it narrows, it can restrict urinary flow. This is known as a urethral stricture.

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Bladder Cancer

The exact cause of bladder cancer is unknown. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Benign Enlargement of Prostate

Benign enlargement of the prostate is a common condition in which your prostate gland swells beyond normal size.

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Pyelonephritis is an inflammation of the kidney and upper urinary tract. Symptoms include flushed skin, back pain, fever, and nausea.

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Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder. Most often it is caused by a bacterial infection known as a urinary tract infection (UTI).

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Reactive Arthritis (Reiter's Syndrome)

Reactive arthritis is a type of arthritis triggered by an infection in the body.

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Acute Prostatitis

Acute prostatitis is the sudden onset of inflammation in your prostate. Learn how to recognize and treat this uncomfortable condition.

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