Blood (urine)

Blood in urine, medically known as hematuria, refers to the presence of red blood cells in the urine. It can be visible, changing the urine's color to pink, red, or cola-like, or microscopic, detectable only through a urine test. Hematuria can indicate various underlying conditions ranging from benign to serious....

Blood (urine)

Who would benefit from testing their blood in urine levels?

Testing for blood in urine is beneficial for individuals experiencing visible changes in urine color or those who have symptoms suggesting urinary tract issues. It’s also important for those with risk factors for kidney disease, urinary tract infections, or bladder/kidney stones, and for individuals with a family history of kidney disease or cancer.

What symptoms are associated with blood in urine?

  • Visible red or brown discoloration of urine
  • Frequent urination
  • Painful urination
  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain

What can be the cause of blood in urine?

The causes of blood in urine can be diverse, including urinary tract infections, kidney infections, bladder or kidney stones, enlarged prostate in men, kidney disease, and certain cancers (like bladder or kidney cancer). Less commonly, strenuous exercise, certain medications, and trauma can also cause hematuria.

When should you seek medical attention?

  • Persistent or recurrent blood in urine
  • Accompanying pain during urination
  • Severe pain in the abdomen or sides
  • Additional symptoms like fever, weight loss, or fatigue
  • If you have risk factors for kidney disease or cancer

Test(s) that measure/test for Blood (urine)

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