Blood in Urine
- Microscopic hematuria—Urine contains a small amount of blood, which is not visible to the naked eye
- Gross hematuria—Urine is visibly discolored by blood, appearing red or tea-colored
- Injury to the abdomen, pelvis, or internal organs of the urinary tract
- Vigorous exercise—resolves with rest
- Urinary tract infection or kidney infection
- Cancer of the prostate , kidney , or bladder
- Kidney disease
- Kidney stones
- Bleeding disorders such as hemophilia
- Certain congenital diseases such as polycystic kidneys
- Radiation of the pelvis for cancer treatment
- Certain medications
- Medications such as certain antibiotics and pain medications
- Recent upper respiratory tract infection
- Family history of kidney problems
|Kidney Stones Can Cause Microscopic Hematuria|
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When Should I Call My Doctor?
- Urine tests
- Blood tests
American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
National Kidney Foundation http://www.kidney.org
HealthLink BC http://www.healthlinkbc.ca
The Kidney Foundation of Canada http://www.kidney.ca
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Hematuria in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebsochost.com/dynamed . Updated October 9, 2012. Accessed August 22, 2013.
Hematuria in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebsochost.com/dynamed . Updated July 22, 2013. Accessed August 22, 2013.
Microscopic hematuria. Am Fam Physician. 1999 Sep 15;60(4):1154. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/990915ap/990915b.html . Accessed August 22, 2013.
Urination problems. American Academy of Family Physicians' Family Doctor.org website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/health-tools/search-by-symptom/urination-problems.html . Accessed August 22, 2013.
- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013
- Update Date: 09/30/2013