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A question about whether an individual has or had blood in their urine.

Symptoms of Blood in Urine

The following features are indicative of Blood in Urine:
  • blood clots in the urine
  • pink, red or cola-colored urine
  • pain in the back
It is possible that Blood in Urine shows no physical symptoms and still be present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Blood in Urine

The following are the most common causes of Blood in Urine:
  • kidney infections
  • bladder or kidney stone
  • urinary tract infections
  • inherited disorders
  • kidney cancer
  • enlarged prostate

Other Causes of Blood in Urine

The following are the less common causes of Blood in Urine:
  • trauma
  • kidney disease
  • strenuous exercise
  • kidney injury
  • blood-clotting disorders
  • prostate cancer

Risk Factors for Blood in Urine

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Blood in Urine:
  • family history
  • men older than 50 years of age
  • strenuous exercise
  • bacterial infections
  • viral infections
  • urinary stones

Prevention of Blood in Urine

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Blood in Urine. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • avoid doing strenuous activities

Occurrence of Blood in Urine

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Blood in Urine cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Common between 1 - 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Blood in Urine can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Blood in Urine can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Blood in Urine

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Blood in Urine:
  • Urine test: To look for any urinary tract infection or the presence of minerals in the urine
  • Cystoscopy: To determine the bladder and urethra for signs of disease
  • Physical exam: To diagnose hematuria
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan: To produce images of the urinary tract, especially the kidneys
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): To determine the cause of hematuria

Doctor for Diagnosis of Blood in Urine

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Blood in Urine:
  • Urologist
  • Nephrologist

Complications of Blood in Urine if untreated

Yes, Blood in Urine causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Blood in Urine is left untreated:
  • pyelonephritis
  • urinary tract infections

Procedures for Treatment of Blood in Urine

The following procedures are used to treat Blood in Urine:
  • Surgical resection of the tumor: Helps in the management of hematuria
  • Arterial occlusion: Helps in treating intractable hematuria
  • Intravesical formalin instillation: Disappears gross hematuria
  • Urinary Diversion: Prevents blood loss by excluding the bladder from the urinary tract

Self-care for Blood in Urine

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Blood in Urine:
  • Drink plenty of clear fluids: Helps in preventing clot formation and urinary retention
  • Ensure free drainage of urine: To avoid urinary retention

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Blood in Urine

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Blood in Urine:
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy: Helps in cessating the gross hematuria

Time for Treatment of Blood in Urine

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Blood in Urine to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • More than 1 year

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Blood in Urine.

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