My Son Is On Prednisone For Colitis Is Now Bleeding Through Penis - Connected To Prednisone?

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Asked by becky Persons

My Son Is On Prednisone For Colitis Is Now Bleeding Through Penis - Connected To Prednisone?

Does Prednisone lead to blood in the urine? My son has colitius is bleeding from bowel and urine. Doctor wants to give him chemo to stop. Is this an appropriate treatment or are there any other options?

He is 17 and has had colitis for 5 years. His Kidney showed stress as well. Thank you for your input.

Becky

Answer

The use of prednisone is not commonly associated with the treatment of colitis. Prednisone may be utilized for the treatment of some inflammatory conditions of the kidney and has been associated with decreasing the likelihood of bleeding from the kidney in some of these conditions. An evaluation with a urologist is very important as there are other causes of hematuria that are associated with colitis.