I am so appreciative of finding this site. Please do accept my apologies if I should not be posting as I have not received a diagnosis yet. My situation in a nutshell: Three days ago I had some acute bleeding when urinating and it has thrown me for a loop. I was completely shocked and terrified to see it . So I guess I’m reaching out to see if anyone can help with what my next steps should be when seeking out consultation from my PCP and specialist! I have been up all night tonight racked with anxiety and tears dealing with all of this. As soon as I saw the blood I bee-lined to the urgent care where they diagnosed me- mistakenly- with a UTI. Two days later they informed me that I don’t have a UTI and that no bacteria was present in the urine culture. They said I better see a specialist ASAP. My sample was positive for small amounts of proteins, white blood cells and a larger amount of blood. The blood was visible in my urine as it was tinged pink. Today I have an appointment with my PCP to see if he can get me into a urologist quicker than if I tried to schedule it on my own. I do have some pelvic and lower and mid-level back pain and urgency with urinating. As far as the “broken glass” pain that most people feel with a UTI I don’t really have it. I did have that sensation on Saturday when the bleeding occurred but it has improved. My worst fear is that I have ignored subtle symptoms for months and I’m about to be hit with the big C diagnosis. Based on what I have researched, there aren’t a plethora of reasons that a person should be having blood in their urine. I am a relatively healthy 41-year-old non-smoker. Just celebrated 41 years four days ago so not the best belated birthday present. I am also newly engaged and have had to postpone my wedding two times due to the stupid virus. So to say I am riding the struggle bus would be an understatement. I would welcome any help or input you all can give me! Thank you so much for reading this very long post by a very terrified girl!