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For me, blood in the urine is just a precursor to a kidney stone.
I was once told by a medic that blood in the urine is extremely common in most people after vigorous exercise, it's just that a lot of people don't notice as it's pretty minor ............................. but very, very common.
 
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For me, blood in the urine is just a precursor to a kidney stone.
I was once told by a medic that blood in the urine is extremely common in most people after vigorous exercise, it's just that a lot of people don't notice as it's pretty minor ............................. but very, very common.
Kidneys checked on CT Scan and all clear, plus it was an extremely large amount of blood.(y)
 

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As a ‘previous’ runner I think I heard of the blood issue, but I was never running intense enough to experience it myself. Not sure if it is linked to dehydration.

As for symptoms, people should really listen to their body. I got diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 2015, and in hindsight there were so many symptoms I just ignored as ‘just happens sometimes’.
I passed out after a run once, I nearly passed out during a race a couple of times, I got dizzy running uphill very quickly, my heart rate has a super low upper limit, I fainted during strength exercises at the running school, can’t cope with altitude, ... .
Before I once went to the GP with chest pain and my ecg was weird, but it ‘is what it is’.
Putting all of this together gives a nice history, but at the time every one was just the exception not to worry about.

I finally got diagnosed when a week after a marathon I couldn’t walk half a mile without struggling to breath. The GP was opposite the train station, otherwise I probably would have gone to work and ignored that as well.
 
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As a ‘previous’ runner I think I heard of the blood issue, but I was never running intense enough to experience it myself. Not sure if it is linked to dehydration.

As for symptoms, people should really listen to their body. I got diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 2015, and in hindsight there were so many symptoms I just ignored as ‘just happens sometimes’.
I passed out after a run once, I nearly passed out during a race a couple of times, I got dizzy running uphill very quickly, my heart rate has a super low upper limit, I fainted during strength exercises at the running school, can’t cope with altitude, ... .
Before I once went to the GP with chest pain and my ecg was weird, but it ‘is what it is’.
Putting all of this together gives a nice history, but at the time every one was just the exception not to worry about.

I finally got diagnosed when a week after a marathon I couldn’t walk half a mile without struggling to breath. The GP was opposite the train station, otherwise I probably would have gone to work and ignored that as well.
Bloody hell that sounds awful, the scariest part for me was/is the fact I felt so good, absolutely no pains or issues and this came out of nowhere.

Hopefully your meds keep you ok.
 

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Good to hear, and you're quite right in the advice not to ignore the slightest thing. I had a small growth under my eye and asked the skin specialist about it. They took a biopsy, analysed it and a week or so later I received a letter saying they had detected a carcinoma. That made me stop for a moment, I can tell you. They called me in and said it would have to be cut out. It was all done under a local anaesthetic, and they removed a tumour the size of a 50p piece from between my right eye and cheek. I looked like I'd spent 12 rounds with Mike Tyson afterwards but have since been given the all-clear. I saw another bloke at work who had a similar growth, so I suggested he also got it checked. In his case it turned out it was benign, but he thanked me for drawing it to his attention. If I hadn't got that little, pinhead size, growth checked then it could have been far worse. After that they then gave me a skin cream which over the period of four weeks killed off all the pre-cancerous cells on my face. In the fourth week my face was a blotchy mess but fine the week after.
As an additional warning, never ignore the potential of skin damage. I am fair skinned but even on cloudy days I can get red, so I always wear Factor 50 sun block. I always used to be careful but even more so nowadays.
 

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very good point; listen to your body. I did 3.5 years ago and it caught bowel cancer early.

I absolutely concur Brian

By acting quickly I've found prostate cancer, a detached retina, and more recently Age Related Wet Macular Degeneration in my right eye for which I'm having injections in the eye - all of these conditions, like yours, are all much the better for being diagnosed as early as possible. There is so much information on the internet now that its relatively easy to see if a pain, growth or other issue is potentially a real problem and get on the sorting it asap
 

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not a proper runner until you have peed blood! lol Jokes aside, well done getting it checked out and glad to see It was done very thoroughly!

I literally sat on my ulcerative colitis for 6 months assuming going for a crap sometimes up to twenty times a day with blood would pass and I'd be fine! Men are pretty bad at this self-help stuff... Our own worst enemies at times!
 

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Bloody hell that sounds awful, the scariest part for me was/is the fact I felt so good, absolutely no pains or issues and this came out of nowhere.

Hopefully your meds keep you ok.
Exactly the same for me....I think it was after a normal 8 mile run.....nothing hard at all. I think it would have made sense if I had really been out for a hard run and really trashed my body. I used to run 100+ miles a week at times.....this only happened the one time, and after a loop I ran regularly. Just one of those things.....
 
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