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Hematuria Treatment

Hematuria Treatment

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 "microscopic" hematuria.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Blood in urine
  • Fever
  • Frequent urination
  • Urinary urgency

CAUSES

The most common causes include:

  • Kidney disease
  • Trauma
  • Urinary tract blockages
  • Certain medications
  • Kidney stones and bladder stones
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia

TREATMENT

Treatment ranges from antibiotic therapy to surgery, depending on the underlying cause. 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 carried out.

  • Kidney and bladder stones - Procedures to break /remove the stones may be necessary.
  • Kidney disease - Treated as necessary. Dialysis if there is kidney failure.
  • 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

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