Blood In Your Urine

Hematuria

When you find blood in your urine – known medically as hematuria – be calm, because it is usually not a reason for major alarm.

Sincee blood in urine can be a sign of a serious medical condition, however, it should not be ignored. All cases of hematuria should be evaluated by a doctor who can order tests to confirm or rule out an underlying cause.

There is no specific treatment for hematuria, because it is a symptom and not a specific condition. Instead, treatment is aimed at the underlying cause if one can be found. In many cases, no treatment is necessary.

The Cause of Blood in Urine

Blood in urine might come from the kidneys, where urine is made. It also can come from other structures in the urinary tract, such as:

  • Ureters (the tubes from the kidneys to the bladder)
  • Bladder (where urine is stored)
  • Urethra (the tube from the bladder to the outside of the body)

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