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How serious is hematuria?
Last Updated: 23rd April, 2020
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Similarly, you may ask, is blood in urine dangerous?
Any blood in the urine can be a sign of a serious health problem, even if it happens only once. Ignoring hematuria can lead to the worsening of serious conditions like cancer and kidney disease, so you should talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
Likewise, is blood in the urine an emergency? ANSWER: Blood in the urine — hematuria — can be alarming. However, heavier bleeding that involves passing blood clots is an urgent issue that can be painful and puts you at risk of having a blocked bladder outlet and inability to pass urine. The first step is to determine if the discoloration is blood.
Thereof, what causes hematuria?
The causes of hematuria include vigorous exercise and sexual activity, among others. More serious causes of hematuria include kidney or bladder cancer; inflammation of the kidney, urethra, bladder, or prostate; and polycystic kidney disease, among other causes.
Can hematuria be cured?
Antibiotics typically will cure infection-related hematuria. For other causes of hematuria, treatment may be more complex: Kidney stones — Smaller stones sometimes can be flushed from the urinary tract by drinking lots of fluids. Larger stones may require surgery or lithotripsy, a procedure that breaks up the stone.