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Is one incidence of visible haematuria (light pink) just as serious as repeated incidents when the urine is dark red? I have never smoked or worked with any of the chemicals usually highlighted as increasing risk of bladder cancer
Many thanks for your reply. That is very helpful. It does seem intuitive that more blood, repeated instances, or blood that was darker/brighter red would be greater cause for concern. However, since there does not appear to be UTI (judging from dipstick), and the haematuria was painless, most of what I read seemed to say 'assume malignant unless proven otherwise'. Even though there was no repetition of visible haematuria, would you expect micro haematuria to show up on a dipstick? I have taken a few readings since the incident, and 'early stream' readings seem to show up as between 'negligible' and 'trace' blood in colouring on dipstick