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Blood in the Urine (Hematuria) (cont.)

Blood in the Urine Prevention

Many causes of blood in the urine are not necessarily preventable, such as urinary tract infection or cancer, enlargement of the prostate, blood diseases, and kidney diseases. Other causes, like strenuous exercise and the use of certain medications, can be preventable to some extent. Maintaining adequate hydration can be helpful in reducing the chance of developing kidney stones.

Author and Editor

Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor

Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

REFERENCE:

"Hematuria: Blood in the Urine." National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse. 16 Apr. 2012.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/5/2014

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