During a recent review at my surgery, a small amount of blood, detected with a test paper, was found in my urine. This was present in follow up tests over a six week period spreading over a holiday that I took at that time. Further tests for something amiss, were all negative indeed as apparently are 95 cases in a hundred.
I read the leaflet enclosed with my Dabigatron prescription to discover that blood in the urine is a possible side effect and that dosage recommended for the over 80 s falls from 150 mg twice daily to 110 mg twice daily.
Although only 76, I started this lower dose and 3 weeks later during a routine review for kidney function there was no blood in the urine.
I am writing this post in case there are others out there who might find this useful.