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Urinanalysis while on medication.

Have you ever had abnormal test results?
I'm on coumadin and metoprolol for 9 month now. After a weird abdominal pain for weeks, the doctor ordered urinanalysis.
I got very high Alkaline phosphatase levels, and significant amount of blood.
I only know this because I asked a copy of the results from the lab.
Doctor did not told me, just wanted me to repeat the test.
I was wondering if anyone of you had similar experience.

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deleted_user
deleted_user

blood in your urine is normal when your on thinners .the alk i've never had any one say any thing to me about it so i can't help you there
deleted_user
deleted_user

Thanks anyway! So you saying that if you are on coumadin it's OK to pee blood?
rmb
rmb

What do you mean we're saying it's ok to pee blood?

It's possible to pee blood when you're on warfarin especially if your INR is is high. I don't think it happens a lot. Or you could have some kind of infection or something. I dunno. I guess that's why they want to repeat the test, to see if it was just one time, or if there's an issue. Press your doctor for answers.
deleted_user
deleted_user

@rmb I meant if is "normal", there is nothing to worry about, is not require medical attention?
I have a next Tuesday appointment, so it will be a few more days for me to talk to the doctor.
deleted_user
deleted_user

sorry if i miss under stood how much blood are you talking .if they check your blood even if it doesn't look any diffident then normal there will be blood cells in your urine .most people pee gets to a lite pink color to it when it get's around 4.5 or higher ever ones different
cave76
cave76

"Urine can be colored pink, red, or brown for reasons that have nothing to do with bleeding in the urinary tract:

Foods: beets, berries, and rhubarb in large amounts
Food colorings
Medications: Different medications can change your urine color (Phenazopyridine [Pyridium], a pain reliever affecting the lower urinary tract, can change urine color to orange.).
Menstrual blood or vaginal bleeding that is mistaken for hematuria
Liver diseases: These may also be very serious causes of discolored urine"

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/blood_in_the_urine/page2_em.htm

But combined with your high alk. phos. and pain plus being FVL I'd ask for more information.

Visible blood in the urine should always be investigated by your doctor, though.
spiegal
spiegal

I HAVE HAD THIS SINCE I HAVE BEEN ON WARFARIN, IVE NEVER HAD A URINE INFCTION, BUT HAD 2 ON THE TROT, THEN I SAW A SMALL AMOUNT OF BLOOD IN MY URINE, WENT TO UROLOGIST AND HE SAID THIS HAPPENS TO SOME PEOPLE WHO START ON WARFARIN, AND NOT TO WORRY ABOUT IT, I GO FOR REGULAR CHECK, EVERY 3 MONTHS. GOOD LUCK THIS HAS HAPPENED FOR THE LAST YEAR
cave76
cave76

I'm sure you'll be asking your doctor, when you see him/her about your high alkaline phosphatase level and the pain in your abdomen.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Thanks everyone for the respond! I found out that I developed polyps on my gallbladder, and enlarged liver with fatty infiltration.
Doctor said that blood was from the coumadin, alkaline phosphatase from the liver, and abdominal pain from the enlarged liver pushing my other organs.
I never drink alcohol and weight only 112 pound, and keep loosing weight.
All developed since I'm on medication, so I will see what the gastroenterologist and hematologist going to say. I was able to stop metoprolol for now.

I was in the ER so many times with the pain, diarrhea, shortness of breath, rash etc, and if they could do a simple abdominal ultrasound, we could figure all this out earlier.
They always think that you have anxiety, so I gave up complaining, and lived with this pain, and digestion problems for months.
I'm glad that I finally know what's wrong.