Blood in Urine Overview
Blood in urine, or hematuria, usually indicates a disorder of the lower urinary system and/or the kidneys. Blood may be visible in the urine with a visual change of color, or in some cases microscopic hematuria may only be detected by diagnostic testing. Blood in urine needs to be distinguished from a simple red or pink color change in the urine (pseudohematuria), and occasionally from other types of bleeding such as vaginal bleeding or rectal bleeding. The many causes of hematuria include bladder disorders (e.g. cystitis, urinary stones), kidney disorders (e.g. kidney stones, kidney infection, nephritis), prostate disorders (e.g. prostatitis), gastrointestinal disorders (e.g. appendicitis) and various other causes. An underlying bleeding disorder is a possible hidden cause. There are many possible causes and this symptom needs prompt medical diagnosis by your doctor.
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- Cystitis: Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder, such as from a bladder infection. It is more common in women than
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- Urinary Stones: Urinary stones, also called urolithiasis, is a general name for hard stones (calculi) developing in various parts of the urinary
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- Kidney Disorders: Kidney disorders, or renal disorders, refers to any of the group of diseases that affect the kidneys. Acute kidney conditions
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- Kidney Stones: Kidney stones are hard stones (calculi) that are deposited inside one or both kidneys. They are a type of urinary stone
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- Prostatitis: Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland, which is a small gland involved in the production of semen in men
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