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Two types of hematuria

Cause by UTIs, traumatic injuries, and more

Typically not painful or itchy

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Learn about blood in urine (hematuria)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in urine. There are two types of hematuria: gross hematuria (visible blood) and microscopic hematuria (blood that requires microscopic detection).

While blood in urine isn't always a symptom of disease, it can be a warning sign of a potential health problem. If you notice blood in your urine, it's important to talk to your healthcare provider.



Blood in urine causes

  • There are several reasons why you might notice blood in your urine, including:

    • Bladder, kidney, prostate, or urinary tract infections

    • Traumatic injuries

    • Strenuous exercise

    • Certain medications, such as blood thinners and antibiotics

    • Viral illnesses, such as hepatitis

    • Sexual activity

    • Menstruation

    • Endometriosis

    • Digestive and kidney diseases, such as polycystic kidney disease

    • Certain types of cancer, such as bladder cancer

    In some cases, urine may change colors due to dietary choices. Certain foods, such as beets, blackberries, and rhubarb, can change the color of your urine.



Blood in urine symptoms

  • In most cases, hematuria symptoms include pink, red, or brown urine. Hematuria is usually not painful, and most people do not experience any other symptoms.

    Bloody urine should never be ignored, even if it goes away. If you notice blood in your urine, talk to your doctor to identify the underlying cause of your hematuria.

    *Disclaimer: You should seek emergency attention immediately if you are experiencing severe or life-threatening symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, fever, abdominal pain, or painful urination. 

How to treat blood in urine

The treatment of hematuria will depend on the cause of blood in the urine. Your doctor will consider your medical history, physical exam, and any test results to choose the best treatment approach.

For example, in the case of urinary, bladder, or kidney infection, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to fight the bacteria causing the infection. More persistent blood may be a marker for a serious health condition, which will be treated based on the underlying cause.

If you have kidney or bladder cancer, your doctor may refer you to an oncologist or urologic surgeon. There are several options for cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

If your doctor does not identify the cause during the initial workup, they may recommend further testing and follow-up appointments to rule out underlying health problems. Meet with a doctor today to get a diagnosis and treatment for blood in your urine.



Blood in urine medication

  • Medication for blood in urine may involve:

    • Antibiotics, such as ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin, to treat bacterial infections

    • Alpha-blockers or 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to shrink an enlarged prostate

    • Alpha-blockers and pain relievers to help pass kidney stones and provide pain relief



How to prevent blood in urine

In general, preventing hematuria means preventing the underlying causes of blood in urine. To reduce your risk factors for hematuria:

  • Stay hydrated

  • Urinate after sexual intercourse

  • Practice good personal hygiene

  • Avoid excess salt in your diet

  • Refrain from smoking

  • Limit your exposure to chemicals



When to see a doctor for blood in urine

If you see red blood cells in your urine, talk to your doctor. Since some of the causes of blood in urine are serious, you should always seek medical attention—even if you only see a small amount of blood.

If you don't see blood clots, talk to your doctor if you experience:

  • Difficult or painful urination

  • Abdominal pain

  • Kidney pain


These are all indications of microscopic hematuria (blood in urine that is invisible to the naked eye). Your doctor may request a physical examination, urine test, or blood test to determine the cause of the blood.



Blood in urine treatment FAQs

  • Why is there blood in my urine?

    Blood in the urine can be a marker of serious health conditions, so it's important to talk to your doctor if you notice blood clots. In some cases, bloody urine has no underlying cause and does not require treatment.

  • What is the treatment for blood in urine?

    The treatment for bloody urine will depend on its underlying cause. Your doctor may recommend medication to treat an infection, pass kidney stones, or shrink an enlarged prostate. In some cases, hematuria does not require treatment.

  • What is the main cause of blood in urine?

    The main causes of blood in urine include vigorous exercise, sexual activity, and urinary tract infections. More serious causes of hematuria include:

    • Kidney, bladder, or prostate cancer

    • Kidney disease

    • Bacterial infections

  • What does blood in the urine indicate?

    In most cases, red blood cells in urine are not serious. However, blood in urine may indicate that you have a serious health problem that requires treatment, such as a bacterial infection, kidney disease, or bladder stone.

  • Is blood in the urine an emergency?

    Blood in the urine usually isn't an emergency. However, you should talk to your doctor if you see blood, even if it only happens once.



    Hematuria can indicate serious health problems, including cancer and kidney disease. As a result, ignoring hematuria can lead to the worsening of certain conditions.

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Related conditions to blood in urine

  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)

    If you have a urinary tract infection, your blood may look red, pink, or brown. Blood in the urine can happen when the infection-causing bacteria cause inflammation and irritation.



  • Kidney infection

    A kidney infection can occur when bacteria enter your kidneys from your bloodstream or move from your ureters to your kidney(s). Kidney infections can cause hematuria, fever, and flank pain.



  • Bladder stones or kidney stones

    Large stones can cause severe pain, bloody urine, and painful urination. Talk to your doctor if you notice cloudy or dark urine, or if you see red blood cells in your urine.



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