Presence of blood in the urine more than 5 RBC per high power field in formal urine analysis (UA) is not normal. However, in majority of patients, this is due to benign conditions, such as urinary tract infection, kidney stones, prostate enlargement, inflammation, or due to certain non-cancerous kidney conditions. Patients on blood thinners are specially at higher risk of bleeding. However, any persistent presence of blood in the urine warrants a complete history and physical exam (including pelvic and rectal exam) and a visit to a urologist. He or she will likely request cross-sectional imaging of the urinary tract (CT urogram), cystoscopy, +/- urinary cytology, etc. . “Painless visible bleeding from the urinary tract is bladder cancer until proven otherwise”, says Dr. Tajkarimi.
“Smoking is a direct cause of cancer of the urinary tract, including bladder and kidney cancer”, adds Dr. Tajkarimi. We offer help for kicking this harmful habit with referral to appropriate professionals.At our Loudoun location, we offer advanced digital and blue-light cystoscopy under local anesthesia to evaluate the bladder with great confidence. Office cystoscopy provides excellent privacy, and saves you time and money. We can also perform painless bladder biopsy and fulguration as well. In addition we offer bladder, kidney and penile ultrasound. Dr. Tajkarimi will personally place all of your the images you obtain from outside on large high definition screen with you during your visit and will review and explain all findings.
We can help you with Acute & Chronic Urinary problems, Robotic Surgery, Prostate & Kidney Cancers, Erectile Dysfunction & Men’s Health, Penile Implants, No-scalpel office vasectomy, Pediatric Urology, Female urology, Urinary Leakage, Female Pelvic Prolapse Surgery and more…
As the Mid-Atlantic region’s only urologist certified by MD Anderson Cancer Network, Dr Tajkarimi has performed more than 1300 robotic and laparoscopic surgeries for treatment of prostate cancer, kidney cancer, female pelvic prolapse and other complex conditions. His clinical interests center on minimally invasive treatment of urological cancers (prostate, kidney, adrenal, bladder), general urology, prostate enlargement, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, urinary incontinence, complex urinary reconstruction, female pelvic floor disorders, and general pediatric urology. He is certified by the American Board of Urology and is an active member of many urological and cancer societies. Read More