Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells in the urine. If there are
enough red cells, the urine can become bright red, pink or cola colored.
Often, however, the urine appears completely normal because there is not
enough blood to cause a color change. In this case, the condition is called
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Blood in urine
The most common causes include:
Urinary tract blockages
Kidney stones and bladder stones
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Treatment ranges from antibiotic therapy to surgery, depending on the
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – Avoid unsuitable
foods/beverages/over the counter medications. Single or a combination of
two drugs is typically used. If ineffective, endoscopic surgery may be
Kidney and bladder stones - Procedures to break /remove the stones
may be necessary.
Kidney disease - Treated as necessary. Dialysis if there is kidney
Medications that induce hematuria (such as aspirin, clopilet, quinine
may need to be discontinued).
Trauma-induced hematuria - Treated according to the problem
ranging from rest to surgery
Urinary tract blockages - Removal of the blockage
Infection induced hematuria - Medications
Cancer caused hematuria - Radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgery