I have had visible blood in my urine for more than three months. Sometimes the blood is very hard to see; other times my urine is as red as a ripe tomato. I have seen two doctors (internal medicine) and two physician's assistants (at urgent care). All have said, rather casually, that my symptoms might be of bladder or kidney cancer.
A urine culture performed when my symptoms were at their worst came back negative. Although I had a high temperature, my white blood cell count is normal.
I am almost 62 and have smoked for more than 62 years (initially, in utero; Mom was a heavy smoker, as was Dad).
Should I give up on these internal medicine people and make an appointment with a urologist? I am also tired all the time. Is that symptomatic of bladder or kidney cancer?
Thank you for any advice you can offer. (And, I have started Chantix, again, today.)