Magazine 11 May 2024

Cystitis and pink discharge: what does it mean if you notice blood in your urine?

My dear friend,

if you have happened to pee and notice a pink or reddish coloring, do not be alarmed.

Just as it can be inflammation, it can also be a false positive. Therefore, I decided to delve into this topic and see with you what the main causes related to ‘pink urine’ are.

Happy reading. 🌸

Pink urine: when is it time to worry?

Pink discharge in urine: what it means

If you have noticed a pink coloration in your urine lately, know that it may depend on several factors.

In some cases we can relate it to an intake of certain foods or medications, such as beets or laxatives, to name a few.

But why does this happen? 😥

You should know that our kidneys produce urine, which is then excreted from the bladder via the urethra. This filtering activity can sometimes alter the color of pee by making it appear pink or reddish, even in the absence of blood-that is, without hematuria.

Another cause could be related to the menstrual cycle: it is not strange, in fact, that some sort of ‘contamination’ occurs that colors the pee reddish.

But what if along with the pink discharge you notice blood? 🩸

Again, there can be many causes, and if this symptom occurs with strong insistence, my advice is to have a urine test so that the root of the problem can be solved.

It’s not surprising that you got worried: after all, this is a fairly unusual condition that might be alarming at first but, as I told you, it’s not always a symptom of a problem, especially if it happens occasionally.

So, take a deep breath and remember that if you have any doubts, you will find me here at your disposal. 💌

Well, now let’s take a little look at the main causes related to pink urine.

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Blood in urine and pink discharge: the causes

Pink discharge can originate from anywhere in the urinary tract, so from the bladder, urethra, ureters, or even the kidneys.

As I mentioned earlier, this symptom may represent an isolated case or occur more frequently, and is usually visible at the beginning or end of urination.

In the first case, we talk about initial hematuria, which is often associated with urethral bleeding.

But now you are likely to ask what it is due to, am I right?

Well, let me say that there are really many causes, and this also depends on whether or not there is actually blood. Keep in mind that some people have very acidic urine pH, which makes the pee darker (tending to brownish).

That said, cystitis occupies among the possible causes, one of the top positions. Therefore, it could be this inflammation if you happened to:

  • Experiencing pain while peeing;
  • Having the feeling of not having emptied the bladder completely;
  • Always feel like peeing;
  • Having pain in the lower abdomen.

What tests to perform in case of pink urine?

The presence of hematuria can be verified by specific tests, but the symptoms are also clearly visible to the naked eye.

If you suspect that you have blood in your urine frequently, my advice is to see your primary care physician and request a referral to a specialist.

Indeed, a urologist will be able to identify the nature of the problem through:

  • An assessment of the type of hematuria based on extent, frequency and color;
  • The possible presence of other symptoms (cramps, fever, general pain, difficulty during urination, etc.).

In all likelihood you will need to undergo a urine culture test and, if the specialist deems it necessary, an ultrasound of the urinary tract to rule out the possibility of stones or, in the worst cases, malformations.

For these tests you will need to purchase a sterile container, collect the urine made in the morning on an empty stomach, and deliver it to the laboratory.

However, there are other cases where pee done throughout the day needs to be delivered, for which larger containers will be needed.

However, if you wanted to rule out cystitis before the tests, you can opt for urine sticks.

If you don’t know what they are, they are little strips that change coloration when they detect the presence of bacteria.

In case of cystitis, our solution is D-mannose.

Wait for the ‘D-man’ who?

It is a 100 percent natural product-such as that contained in our Dimann Puro – that allows cystitis-causing bacteria to be expelled through urination.

By harnessing the benefits of this monosaccharide-extracted from birch-we have created a line that fits every stage of inflammation, starting with prevention (to know the dosage at all times, you can find the detailed guide here).

If you have any questions about this, remember that you can always write to me; I would be happy to help you fight your cystitis. 💪🏼

I give you a big hug,


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Today we talked about.

  • The presence of pink discharge in the urine is not always a symptom of hematuria, because it may be related to the intake of certain foods or medications or to a particularly acidic pH.
  • If the problem persists, the first thing to do is to see a specialist and request a urine test.
  • If you have cystitis, we may have the solution for you: thanks to D-mannose products, we help so many women like you prevent, fight and (of course) beat cystitis.

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