Blood in urine, also referred to as hematuria, is a medical condition that has many underlying causes. Blood in urine is a result of your kidneys or other parts in the urinary tracts allowing blood cells to leak into urine. Symptoms of blood in urine are pink or red or cola-colored urine that isn’t usually painful. Passing blood clots in urine can be painful.
HOW IS BLOOD IN URINE DIAGNOSED?
A specialist from the Nephrology department can diagnose the condition with the help of urine tests, a physical examination based on symptoms, imaging scans and tests including a CT scan, MRI scan or X Ray; as well as a cystoscopy that inserts a camera into the urethra and bladder to watch for signs of the disease.
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?
Some common causes of blood in urine are:
• Strenuous (difficult) exercise
• Sexual activity
• Having a virus
• Having an infection, such as a urinary tract infection (UTI)