BLOOD IN THE URINE (HEMATURIA)
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What Is Hematuria?
Hematuria is the medical term for blood in the urine.
The blood may or may not be visible.
Hematuria is diagnosed if there are 3 or more red blood cells per high power field on your urine microscopy analysis or if you see that your urine looks bloody.
A standard work up per the American Urological Society is to do a special CT scan called a CT urogram, and a cystoscopy, which is a look in the bladder with a camera.Often if blood in the urine is visible by the patient, urine can be sent for a special urine test called a urine cytology.
What Causes Hematuria?
Causes for blood in the urine are many and include a urinary tract infection, kidney or bladder stones, anatomical abnormality of the urinary system including abnormal narrowing in the urinary system (stricture), enlarged prostate (BPH), cancer in the kidney, ureters, bladder, prostate, or urethra.
If you see blood in the urine, make an appointment with the providers at Modern Urology.