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Female anatomy question. Help?

Asked by MysticAussie (39 points ) May 26th, 2012

I just had my period last week, and it ended two days ago.
This morning I noticed blood in my urine, and its started again I think.
How is this possible? Is there anything I should be worried about?

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nikipedia's avatar

Spotting is pretty common. Are you having any other symptoms? Do you use hormonal birth control?

MilkyWay's avatar

Maybe it’s something you should ask your doc.

MysticAussie's avatar

Nah, no birth control. Never knew it could happen though.

gasman's avatar

Causes of Blood in the Urine (Mayo Clinic). The onset of hematauria & your recent period happen to occur within days of each other, just a coincidence. There’s literally no connection between the two except for vesico-vaginal fistula (eMedicine). Even then it’s urine, not blood, that comes out the wrong orifice. There’s also a very rare condition called renal endometriosis where your kidneys develop uterine tissue and “have periods,” but hematuria is not a symptom (Ref). I think it’s safe to say that hematuria is strictly a problem of the urinary tract. Just be sure the blood is actually in the urine as it exits the urethra, not mixing in later.

augustlan's avatar

As @nikipedia says, spotting is very common. How long have you been getting your period? It’s very common in the beginning.

MysticAussie's avatar

Oh, I’ve been having periods for around 20 years now. That’s why I’m surprised because I’ve never had this happen before.

augustlan's avatar

Ah, in that case, I’d keep a watchful eye on it. If it happens again, it’s probably time to see your doctor.

lillycoyote's avatar

Was the blood actually in your urine_ or did you just see blood in the toilet? If it was in actually in your urine, then it wouldn’t have anything to do with your period; they each involve completely distinct and separate sets of “plumbing,” as at @gasman points out. If there was actually blood in your urine then you should probably see your doctor who would probably order a urinalysis and other tests. It could be something quite minor, but it could be something serious, as @gasman‘s link shows. It’s probably best to get it checked out.

gasman's avatar

Also, on further reading, bladder endometriosis is not all that uncommon, though hematuria only occurs sometimes.

gailcalled's avatar

There are also ovarian cysts and small benign fibroids tumors that can cause irregular bleeding.

Mariah's avatar

Yeah, I’m unclear from the question whether the blood was actually in your urine or if it is vaginal and you just saw it when you urinated? Blood in urine might be from a UTI or kidney stone.

blueberry_kid's avatar

Blood in your urine is something that you might want to worry about and talk to your doctor about. But spotting is very common.

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JLeslie's avatar

Blood in your urine is never normal, and it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible if that is happening to you.

If you mean blood is coming out of your vagina again, like a period, then the big question is are you sexually active? If you have had sex, and there is a possibility you could be pregnant, you might want to take a pregnancy test. Do you have pain on one side?

If you are not sure where the blood is coming from, put in a tampon. If when you pee there is no blood, and the tampon has blood you will know what is going on. Even if you wear a pad you can tell, because blood in your urine would not get on the pad.

If the bleeding has stopped, and there is no way you are pregnant, then I would see what happens the next couple of months. If it keeps happening see your doctor.

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