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Dr. Michael Michaels
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Blood In Urine (Overview)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and over exertion during exercise.


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What causes hematuria?

What causes  hematuria?

See below: Hematuria is a term applied to blood in the urine, either frank blood or cola coloured urine or microscopic amounts.There are numerous causes, either from bladder or kidneys. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Michaels
629 doctors shared insights

Blood In Urine (Overview)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and over exertion during exercise.


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Can hematuria be a very dangerous situation?

Can hematuria be a very dangerous situation?

Yes, it can be ...: Gross hematuria (visible) and microhematuria should incite personal and professional attention and appropriate evaluation. Fact: more than 100 known causes for hematuria, cancerous disease leads the pack for attention. So, seek adequate timely care. Best wish ... ...Read more

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What can cause blood in urine to occur?

What can cause blood in urine to occur?

Infection,tumourSton: Can be due to following reasons 1 infections in bladder or kidneys 2 bladder or kidney stone 3tumours and cancer of bladder or kidneys 4benign prostatic hypertrophy and prostatitis 5kidney disease like glomerulonephritis 6 inherited alpert sybdrome and sickle cell disease 7meds like aspirin, anticoagulants, anti cancer drugs 8 some time strenuous exercise can too blood can be visible or microscopic. ...Read more

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What does it mean blood in urine and stool?

What does it mean blood in urine and stool?

Blood: This issues can be signs of major issues please see your doc for a formal eval. ...Read more

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How to treat blood in urine?

How to treat blood in urine?

Hematuria: If you have hematuria (h), you need to find its cause. First have a urine culture to see if you have a uti. If not, see a urologist (u) for an evaluation. Of the h. The u will order a renal ultrasound and an ivp to assess the state of your kidneys. If those tests are negative, a cystoscopy, to see the bladder wall, may be needed. If you don't have a uti, see a u to find the cause of it. Good luck. ...Read more

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The doctor said I have moderate blood in urine but didn't treat it?

The doctor said I have moderate blood in urine but didn't treat it?

Get 2nd opinion: Ask why not treated. If no answer, get evaluation by another physician. ...Read more

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I am facing intermittant blood in urine appearing usually at the finish time. Been treated with antibiotics but it bounces back. Enhanced water intake?

I am facing intermittant blood in urine appearing usually at the finish time. Been treated with antibiotics but it bounces back. Enhanced water intake?

BLOOD IN THE URINE: Blood in the urine without urgency, frequency, burning or getting up at night to urinate is not usually the sxs of an infection. It can be something else and should be further investigated by a urologist or nephrologist. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more