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My Father is 90 years old and recently I have been struggling to get liquids down him, (although he eats quite well.)


Today he has passed some blood in his urine.

Julie, if your Dad eats beets the day before, it will look like blood in the urine when it is just the liquid from the beets.

It scared me the first time I saw that, then I remembered I had beets in a salad earlier on.
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JulieKac Sep 23, 2019
No, it’s definitely blood.
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Needs urinalyis to check for infection, then possibly urologist to check for bladder cancer. However, blood in urine can often be harmless, caused by minor trauma to abdomen. If your dad is on any kind of blood thinner, blood in urine is a common side effect. Even if bladder cancer is found, a lot of bladder cancers are low grade and easy to remove (under very mild anesthesia or just local) with no need for further treatment.
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JulieKac Sep 23, 2019
Thanks. I have had his urine checked and the doctor has prescribed antibiotics as he suspects a urinary tract infection. The sample will also be sent to the hospital for a more detailed examination.
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Call his doctor.
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JulieKac Sep 23, 2019
Thanks. Have been in touch with his doctor. He suspects a bladder infection.
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