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Hematuria

An explanation of hematuria and why it's an important urologic sign that patients shouldn't ignore.

Hematuria

Hematuria is blood in the urine. When the urine is red or pink this could be linked to blood in the urine and is called “gross” or “visible” hematuria. Sometimes, blood is in the urine but is not easily seen and it is called “microscopic” hematuria since it can only be seen under a microscope. During routine visits to your health care provider, you are often ask...

Hematuria

An explanation of hematuria and why it's an important urologic sign that patients shouldn't ignore.

Get the Facts about Hematuria

Get facts about Hematuria (also called "Blood in the Urine") and learn about symptoms, causes, the diagnosis and treatments. View video here

Evaluation

Repeat Urine Testing The next step when microscopic blood is found is to repeat your urine test. This checks that the first finding was correct. You will need to get a mid-stream sample of urine. You will be told to collect your sample only after you have started to pass urine. Uncircumcised men will need to retract their foreskin to get a proper sample. Women will need to spread their labia and c...

Videos

Watch this video to get the facts about Hematuria (also called "Blood in the Urine"). In this video you'll learn about symptoms, causes, the diagnosis and treatments of hematuria.

Causes

Urinary infection Enlarged Prostate in older men Kidney or bladder stones Period in women Prostate infection Kidney disease Kidney trauma Bladder cancer (mostly in smokers) Kidney cancer Cancer of the lining of the urinary tract Anti-swelling drugs (joint swelling and pain pills) Tough workout When blood is found in the urine, health care providers want to make sure there is not a serious health...

Did You Know? Hematuria: Signs, Symptoms & Causes

Hematuria is when you have blood in your urine. Sometimes the amount of blood is very small and can only be detected with urine tests or under a microscope. This is called microscopic hematuria. Gross hematuria is when you actually see blood in your urine. Symptoms of hematuria include urine that is red, pink, or brown. In most cases, people with gross hematuria do not have other signs and symptom...

Hematuria, a Patient's Guide to Blood In The Urine

Hematuria is the diagnosis of blood in urine. Sometimes it can simply be seen as pinkish urine, but other times it can only be seen with a microscope. With hematuria, you may not have other symptoms, or you may feel pain. But, it is not normal to find blood in your urine, so it's important to find the cause. Learn more on today's episode of the Urology Care Podcast about hematuria.

Hematuria: What Does Blood in the Urine Mean? with Dr. Ben Ristau

Hematuria is known as "Blood in the Urine" and it's a common issue in urology. We talked with Dr. Ben Ristau, a urologist with UConn Health, to learn more.

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