Blood In Urine After Exercise

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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Visible Blood in Urine is Rare after Exercise.

Exercise and Bleeding

Exercise and Bleeding

Blood in urine is an uncommon symptom that sometimes occurs after vigorous exercise.  Usually, bleeding is microscopic and cannot be seen with a naked eye.  Most commonly blood in urine is detected on microscopic exam of urine done in doctor’s office for an unrelated reason.  In this situation, dehydration or trauma from vigorous exercise is often the cause especially in men and women younger than age 40 who are not smokers and otherwise healthy.

Sometimes a significant medical problem exists that accounts for visible blood in urine. Evaluation by a urologist is advisable.

Visible Blood In Urine After Vigorous Exercise Such As Bicycling Or Marathon Running

Visible blood in urine can sometimes occur after vigorous exercise.  While in many men and women evaluation may not reveal any abnormalities, in many others, evaluation of bloody urine after vigorous exercise may reveal significant urological and medical problems.  Blood in the urine may disappear after one episode but that does not mean that there is no serious underlying problem.

Possible Causes Of Hematuria After Running, Biking And Other Vigorous Exercise

  • Enlarged prostate in men
  • Kidney stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Bladder stones
  • Bladder mass
  • Kidney abnormalities
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer

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