Blood in the urine.

Symptoms of Haematuria

The following features are indicative of Haematuria:
  • blood clots in the urine
  • pink, red or cola-colored urine
  • pain in the back
It is possible that Haematuria shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Haematuria

The following are the most common causes of Haematuria:
  • kidney infections
  • bladder or kidney stone
  • urinary tract infections
  • inherited disorders
  • kidney cancer
  • enlarged prostate

Other Causes of Haematuria

The following are the less common causes of Haematuria:
  • trauma
  • kidney disease
  • strenuous exercise
  • kidney injury
  • blood-clotting disorders
  • prostate cancer

Risk Factors for Haematuria

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Haematuria:
  • family history
  • men older than 50 years of age
  • strenuous exercise
  • bacterial or viral infection
  • urinary stones

Prevention of Haematuria

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Haematuria. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • avoid doing strenuous activities

Occurrence of Haematuria

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Haematuria cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Common between 1 - 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Haematuria can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Haematuria can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Haematuria

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Haematuria:
  • Urine test: To look for any urinary tract infection or the presence of minerals in the urine
  • Cystoscopy: To determine the bladder and urethra for signs of disease
  • Physical exam: To diagnose hematuria
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan: To produce images of the urinary tract, especially the kidneys
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): To determine the cause of hematuria

Doctor for Diagnosis of Haematuria

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Haematuria:
  • Urologist
  • Nephrologist

Complications of Haematuria if untreated

Yes, Haematuria causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Haematuria is left untreated:
  • pyelonephritis
  • urinary tract infections

Procedures for Treatment of Haematuria

The following procedures are used to treat Haematuria:
  • Surgical resection of the tumor: Helps in the management of hematuria
  • Arterial occlusion: Helps in treating intractable hematuria
  • Intravesical formalin instillation: Disappears gross hematuria
  • Urinary Diversion: Prevents blood loss by excluding the bladder from the urinary tract

Self-care for Haematuria

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Haematuria:
  • Drink plenty of clear fluids: Helps in preventing clot formation and urinary retention
  • Ensure free drainage of urine: To avoid urinary retention

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Haematuria

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Haematuria:
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy: Helps in cessating the gross hematuria

Time for Treatment of Haematuria

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Haematuria to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • More than 1 year

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Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Haematuria.

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