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Does blood in urine indicate cancer?

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My grandmother has blood in her urine. She doesn't have it during normal urination. Does this indicate cancer?

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This certainly needs to be looked into further by her doctor and as a matter of urgency. How are you sure the blood is coming from her urine if it does not happen in urination? It may be coming from the urine tract or from elsewhere. Sometimes urine infections can cause blood, but cancers need to be excluded too. She needs a thorough examination by her doctor, and her urine needs testing for both infection and cancer cells. Please get her seen urgently to find out the exact cause of the blood.

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