It is a symptom also called Hematuria where the kidneys or other parts of the urinary tract allow blood cells to leak into urine. A number of problems can cause this leakage including Urinary tract infections.
HOW IS BLOOD IN URINE DIAGNOSED?
The general physician will find out details of medical history and for men, this may include a rectal examination and women may have a vaginal examination. The patient will be referred to a hospital urology or nephrology department, or a specialist haematuria clinic, for further tests to identify the cause of your symptoms. Tests used for the diagnosis of blood in urine may include a CT scan, cystoscopy, ultrasound, IVP, MRI, urine culture, and urine cytology.
HOW IS BLOOD IN URINE TREATED?
While there is no set treatment for the issue, the nephrology specialist may treat the symptoms and even prescribe antibiotics for possible infections. Also, medication may be prescribed to help in shrinking an enlarged prostate gland.
DID YOU KNOW?
Drinking plenty of fluids can prevent the causes of this disease.