Health Scare

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So last saturday I went out for a run, nothing unusual, been doing a lot of running and this one was a little over 7 miles, beautiful day, great run and arrived home feeling good.

Tiime for a shower and went the toilet before getting in went for a No 1 and passed blood and I don’t mean just a little bit either, no pain, no warning, never happened before, shocked is an understatement.

Straight to A+E, very well looked after, blood tests, urine test etc, no signs of infection etc, but told they needed to investigate further and I would need a CT Scan and a Cystoscopy, it would be booked as urgent.

Had the week from hell, tried to stay positive, but as the mind does I went to some very dark places.

CT Scan was thursday, Cystoscopy was today, thankfully I have been given the all clear, apparently it is quite common amongst long distance runners/triathletes etc, I’ve never heard of it, experienced it before or come across anyone else who’s heard of it or experienced it.

The reason for the post, guys, girls, please, please, please do not ignore any changes in your body that are unexpected or you don’t recognise, I feel very lucky tonight and hooe to god me or my wife and son experience another week like the one we’ve just gone through as a family, I’m a “glass half full” type of person normally, that glass was smashed to pieces this week.

I know some of you have and have experienced worse, I’m not looking for sympathy or praise, I’m posting in the hope of raising awareness that these things can come out of the blue and please don’t ignore anything, take a deep breath and get seen.

Finally, our NHS, just superb, all the Staff I’ve dealt with I can’t thank them enough.
 

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Good to hear it wasn't something nasty and amazing how the NHS kicks into gear on such occasions. Imagine living with zero health care or at least zero free health care - doesn't bear thinking about.

PS Is it something to do with the impact of running and that impact on red blood cells?
 
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Good to hear it wasn't something nasty and amazing how the NHS kicks into gear on such occasions. Imagine living with zero health care or at least zero free health care - doesn't bear thinking about.

PS Is it something to do with the impact of running and that impact on red blood cells?
I’ve googled it since the Professor in Urology today mentioned it and it’s sometimes called “runner's bladder,” “marathoner's hematuria” partly caused by the bladder walls knocking together.

All new to me and still trying to inderstand it.(y)
 

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Sorry to hear of the problems and pleased everything is OK. Hope you did not have a relapse after the footie last night. However they did take the field which is mor than can be said for some teams toda.

Perhaps slow down a little as I remember you lost quite a few kilos
 

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Another reason to believe 'exercise can be dangerous'! ;) I'll stick to more gentle pastimes - like Golf! Especially as 2nd hip replacement is becoming imperitave - hiredity and plenty of sporting activity while young probably contributing!

Good to hear you were given the all-clear though. On my training runs in the late '60s, I used to occasionally encounter an ultra-marathoner (forgotten his name, but he was one of the early pioneers - and won international events). He mentioned that pee-ing blood was an occasional consequence and an indicator that things were 'out of balance'! Medical/Sports medicine has moved on considerably since then at the top, but the issue(s) can still happen at low levels - and can be scary when they do!

I hope recovery is rapid and complete! Cycling/swimming are far less harsh on (most) bodies!
 

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Ave always said you have to listen to your body. Part of the problem with something like this is the uncertainty of what it is. Or isn't. The mind takes us to bad places. Missis T at one time had more probes in her than an alien abduction. Every time they discounted something the mind went onto well it’s not that so what is it. Not only that, they found things they were not looking for. As the dr so eloquently put it “ your not getting any younger”.
Your story reminds me of a lad who came out of the pit one day as white as a ghost. He was passing blood in his urine. I did a urine sample and there was not a trace at all. I asked what he had eaten and drunk for snap. Water, crisps and cheese and homemade beetroot butties that were gorgeous. I stared at him for a few seconds and told him he was a *** for wasting me time. A few seconds later he roared with laughter. It was the beetroot colouring his urine. Better safe than sorry.
Glad to hear it me man.
 

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I used to run a lot, same thing happened to me about the time I was at Uni....came back from a run.....pissed a bunch of blood and headed to the Dr..... Same result. It was the only time it ever happened.....gave me a shock at the time.
 
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