Seeing blood in your urine can be alarming. While in many instances the cause is harmless, blood in urine (hematuria) can indicate a serious disorder.

Blood that you can see is called gross hematuria. Urinary blood that's visible only under a microscope (microscopic hematuria) is found when your doctor tests your urine. Either way, it's important to determine the reason for the bleeding.




Most patients with blood in the urine do not have major problems. In fact, for many, a cause is not known. In those patients with a more serious condition, finding this early can be lifesaving. It is of great value to get tested and not ignore these findings especially if blood is seen in your urine.

Major Symptoms Of Hematuria:

  • Abdominal pain

  • Incomplete voiding

  • Pain during urination

  • Urinary urgency

Is there a way to prevent hematuria?

Preventing hematuria means preventing the underlying causes:

  • To prevent infections, drink plenty of water daily, urinate immediately after sexual intercourse, and practice good hygiene.

  • To prevent stones, drink plenty of water and avoid excess salt and certain foods like spinach and rhubarb.

  • To prevent bladder cancer, refrain from smoking, limit your exposure to chemicals, and drink plenty of water.

Step by step :-

Make an appointment to see your doctor anytime you notice blood in your urine.

Some medications, such as the laxative Ex-lax, and certain foods, including beets, rhubarb and berries, can cause your urine to turn red. A change in urine color caused by drugs, food or exercise might go away within a few days.

Bloody urine looks different, but you might not be able to tell the difference. It's best to see your doctor anytime you see red-colored urine.

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