False Hematuria (Red Pee) Diagnosis

There are many reasons urine can look like it has blood in it, but actually does not. Without carefully seeking a diagnosis from a healthcare professional, you are in danger of making a mis-diagnosis about the state of your health.

Food Causing Urine to Look Red

Some foods lead to orange urine:

Food Poisoning misdiagnosis (men and women)

Occurs when people associate food with stomach and urination problems, but it could be a more serious case of an infectious illness, kidney or a bladder problem. Stomach problems do not have to come from food. They can be caught from another person or bacteria.

Frequent Urination and Interstitial Cystitis (men and women)

Overactive bladder is commonly over-diagnosed. People who do not respond well to treatment for their overactive bladder or recurrent pelvic pain may want to look into a possible case of Interstitial Cystitis.

Mild Worm Infections Undiagnosed (children)

This condition is commonly overlooked because symptoms are mild or unnoticeable. Although the most common symptoms are anal itch (or vaginal itch). Sometimes it may interfere with the child's sleep. Threadworm is a condition to consider in children with symptoms such as bedwetting (enuresis), difficulty sleeping, irritability, or urinating blood.

Mesenteric Adenitis (children)

Commonly misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain.

Urinary Tract Infections in Boys and Girls

In children, symptoms of a urinary infection may be overlooked or attributed to another disorder. A UTI should be considered when a child or infant:

Children are more likely to have fever and no other symptoms.

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