Yesterday afternoon, about 1pm, I felt the need to wee, so went to the toilet and peed blood.
A bright red gusher, about a half a cup or less and then it stopped.
I was scared silly and went racing off to the hospital where I was asked a lot of questions, did I do drugs, (no), was I sexually active, (no), have I had any pain, (no), fever, (no), felt unwell, (no) and so on.
Did I fall? No. Have I had any other trauma to the abdomen? No.
I assume they meant had anyone punched me in the belly as they casually walked past.....
They tested both blood and urine, took my temperature, blood pressure **(ouch), examined me inside and out and guess what they found?
Nothing. Not a damn thing.
I'm the same perfectly healthy specimen I've always been.
All the staff were very nice and I wasn't ever made to feel like I was wasting anyone's time, I was even offered a sandwich.
I was handed a letter for my regular doctor and I'll go to see him first thing Monday morning. He'll probably repeat all the previous tests for his own peace of mind and mine.
Then everyone will cross their fingers and hope it never ever happens again.
Not much scares me, but this did.
** the pain from that blood pressure cuff is enough to raise anyone's blood pressure!