The urologists at Urology Associates provide treatment for hematuria, which is a disorder in which blood enters the urine. Blood can be visible to the eye or through a microscope. Our urologists use various tests to diagnose hematuria in men or women. Treatment depends on the disorder from which the hematuria arises.
Hematuria is a disorder of blood entering the urine. Hematuria can either be visible to the naked eye (gross hematuria) or detected through analysis of the urine (microscopic hematuria). Blood in the urine can be benign (harmless) or a sign that something more serious is going on. Hematuria can be caused by numerous disorders including urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney disease, enlarged prostates, urinary catheters, trauma, cancer, medications and more. It is important to evaluate hematuria to determine possible causes and initiate appropriate treatment(s) depending on the cause.
Hematuria can present with or without symptoms, depending on the underlying cause. It is important that patients report any past or new episodes of visible blood to our urologist immediately for proper evaluation. Some possible associated symptoms with hematuria include:
A wide variety of factors determine the work up of hematuria. Some factors include age, current history, past medical history, social and family history, amount of hematuria, etc. Some of the potential tests the urologists at Urology Associates may order to evaluate your hematuria include:
Our physicians are experienced in treating the complete range of urologic conditions and diseases, from kidney stones and sexual dysfunction to prostate cancer, incontinence and infertility.