When should I worry about blood in urine?
It’s important to contact your general practitioner if you notice bright red blood in your urine or if your urine has turned red or brown because it has blood in it.
What is a high level of blood in urine?
For example, in some cases, strenuous exercise will cause blood in the urine. Some more serious causes of blood in the urine are cancer, infection, enlarged prostate (men only), kidney or bladder stones, and certain diseases (like sickle cell anemia and cystic kidney disease).
How serious is microscopic hematuria?
Microscopic hematuria, a common finding on routine urinalysis of adults, is clinically significant when three to five red blood cells per high-power field are visible. Etiologies of microscopic hematuria range from incidental causes to life-threatening urinary tract neoplasm.
What is the most common cause of microscopic hematuria?
The most common causes of microscopic hematuria are urinary tract infection, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and urinary calculi. However, up to 5% of patients with asymptomatic microscopic hematuria are found to have a urinary tract malignancy.
How is microscopic hematuria treated?
Depending on the condition causing your hematuria, treatment might involve taking antibiotics to clear a urinary tract infection, trying a prescription medication to shrink an enlarged prostate or having shock wave therapy to break up bladder or kidney stones. In some cases, no treatment is necessary.
Can microscopic hematuria be normal?
This term is a shortened version of Microscopic hematuria. It is normal for urine to have very small amounts of blood in it. However there are standards that can, either in a laboratory or in the doctor’s office with a dipstick, distinguish between a normal number of blood cells and an abnormal number of blood cells.
How painful is a cystoscopy?
Does it hurt? People often worry that a cystoscopy will be painful, but it does not usually hurt. Tell your doctor or nurse if you feel any pain during it. It can be a bit uncomfortable and you may feel like you need to pee during the procedure, but this will only last a few minutes.
What does a urologist do when you have blood in your urine?
Treatment. Hematuria is managed by treating its underlying cause. For example, if the condition is caused by a urinary tract infection, it is treated with antibiotics. Treatment for kidney stones can include waiting for the stone to pass by itself, medication or surgery.
How long does hematuria last?
How long hematuria lasts depends on its underlying cause. For example, hematuria related to strenuous exercise typically goes away on its own within 24 to 48 hours. Hematuria resulting from a urinary tract infection will end when the infection is cured.