Blood in the Urine (Hematuria) (cont.)
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Blood in the Urine Symptoms and Signs in Men, Women, and Children
As mentioned previously, blood in the urine may be visible with the naked eye or first identified through microscopic examination of the urine. Blood in the urine is a symptom of multiple different conditions. Whether in men, women, or children, it may occur on its own or may be found in association with other symptoms and signs, depending upon the cause. UTI as a source of blood in the urine may be accompanied by painful urination, needing to urinate frequently or urgently, and pus in the urine. Kidney stones may cause flank or abdominal pain that can be quite severe. Some of the conditions that cause blood in the urine in children may not cause any other symptoms.
When to Call a Doctor for Blood in the Urine (Hematuria)
Although there are many causes of blood in the urine that are not serious or may resolve on their own, it is important to see a doctor any time you notice blood in the urine so that its cause can be determined and treated. Approximately 20% of patients with blood in the urine will have cancer.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/28/2016
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