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What are the specific signs of blood in the urine?
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In brief: Blood in the urine
Blood in the urine (hematuria) can either be seen with the naked eye (this would be called gross hematuria) or it can be detected on laboratory tetsing - urine dipstick testing and microscopic analysis - this is called microscopic hematuria (or microhematuria).
While there are many causes of both situations, a patient would need evaluation to rule out life threatening issues like cancer.

In brief: Blood in the urine
Blood in the urine (hematuria) can either be seen with the naked eye (this would be called gross hematuria) or it can be detected on laboratory tetsing - urine dipstick testing and microscopic analysis - this is called microscopic hematuria (or microhematuria).
While there are many causes of both situations, a patient would need evaluation to rule out life threatening issues like cancer.
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