In healthy men and women, urine does not contain any blood that can be seen with the eye, called "gross blood," nor does it contain red blood cells that can be discovered with the aid of a microscope. The discovery of either gross or microscopic blood in urine is a sure indication of the need to examine and evaluate the patient to discover the cause of this abnormality. The conditions that can lead to either gross or microscopic blood in the urine are many and varied. In adults, a careful history to describe the details of the bloody urine, a physical examination and laboratory studies are the first step in unearthing the cause. Imaging with x-rays, ultrasound, CAT/MRI scans are the next step and will usually discover the cause. In adult women, infection of the bladder or kidneys, urinary stones, and tumors of the urinary bladder, kidneys are the most common causes. In adult men, enlargement and/or infection of the prostate, bladder infection and...
Urgent urination; Urinary frequency or urgency
For nighttime urination, avoid excessive fluid before going to bed, particularly coffee, other caffeinated beverages, and alcohol.
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I get a precursor to a migraine if it is going to be a severe one. The weather has made a dramatic change today, and I have started with what might be an aura, visual, only this one behaves by frequent trips to the bathroom. It is like I have taken a Lasix, there is copious amount of urine and I go every 15-30 times 2-4 hours, then stops.
Any where between 6-12 hours the headache arrives.
Have any of you heard of this, when I bring it up, I'm told that it is not an aura they recognize.
I would like to get a better understanding of this. Frequent and copious urination does lower my Potassium, and I take supplements for that to keep my heart from throwing PVC's.
Thank you all so very much, this is one of my frequent stops!
God Bless, Charla.
Frequent urination can be a symptom of the Migraine prodrome, the first potential phase of a Migraine attack. You can find more inform...
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