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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 ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some ...: For someone at 50, hematuria alone should incite personal concern and professional urge to initiate a comprehensive evaluation; don't wait but go to see urologist now. As to being okay or not for 7 months, that depends the degree and duration of bloody urine. For usual healthy persons, they can tolerate a blood loss of 45 cc daily without much negative impact to red blood cell counts. Go... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 28 years old female. I've had hematuria on and off for 2 years now. I'm 96.5 lbs. What am i going to do with my hematuria?
Hematuria: You need to see a urologist. Hematuria (h) is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It could be coming from your kidney, your bladder. You need to have various tests to diagnose the cause. A renal ultrasound, an intravenous pyelogram and if these do not give you the cause, a cystoscopy where the urologist looks at your bladder. I doubt that you have a UTI and you need a urine culture to see if you do. ...Read more
IgA Nephropathy: Jack: IgA nephropathy is inflammation of kidneys where immunoglobulin IgA deposits in the renal system - patients experience hematuria - blood in urine. The cause is unknown. The kidneys function well however, in some people there is progression to worsening disease. A kidney specialist must oversee care. Sometimes, IgA nephropathy can be is assoc. with rheumatic disease like Ank. Spondylitis. ...Read more