Associates In Kidney Disease & Hypertension

Hematuria (Blood In Urine)

Hematuria is a condition where the urine contains blood or red blood cells. There are two types of hematuria – microscopic and gross. In microscopic hematuria, red blood cells are not visible in the urine until examined under a microscope. With gross hematuria, the urine is visible to the eye and usually is red or cola-colored.

Causes

Many things can cause blood in urine. Some are serious – cancerous tumors, trauma, kidney and bladder stones, and urinary tract blockages. Others are not as serious and may not require treatment.

Symptoms

In many cases, the only sign of hematuria is blood in the urine. In other cases the following symptoms maybe be present:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Decreased urinary force, hesitance, incomplete voiding
  • Fever
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain during urination
  • Pain in the flank or side
  • Urinary urgency

Diagnosis

There are several tests that can help determine if you have hematuria. These tests can be as simple as examining your urine, running a blood test, taking an ultrasound, or viewing an x-ray of the urinary tract. An evaluation by a nephrologist at AKDH can help the diagnose the etiology of hematuria. 

Treatment

Hematuria treatment depends on what is causing the hematuria.  At AKDH, we can help you identify the cause of hematuria as well as offer the best options of therapy. 

 

           

             Samir Sutaria, MD

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