Blood in the Urine
Blood in Urine Facts
- Blood in the urine is medically referred to as hematuria.
- Hematuria may be visible with the naked eye (gross hematuria) or identified on microscopic urinalysis (microscopic hematuria).
- Hematuria may be caused by many conditions, and not all causes of hematuria are serious.
- Strenuous exercise and certain medications can cause hematuria.
- Kidney stones, urinary tract infections, kidney disease, blood diseases, and some cancers are all known causes of blood in the urine.
- Blood in the urine should always be evaluated by a doctor.
- Blood in the urine may occur on its own or may accompany other symptoms.
- Urinalysis, blood tests, cystoscopy, and imaging tests are used to diagnose the cause of blood in the urine.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/5/2014
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