Hematuria

In medicine, hematuria, or haematuria, is the presence of red blood cells (erythrocytes) in the urine. It may be idiopathic and/or benign, or it can be a sign that there is a kidney stone or a tumor in the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, prostate, and urethra), ranging from trivial to lethal. If white blood cells are found in addition to red blood cells, then it is a signal of urinary tract infection.

Occasionally "hemoglobinuria" is used synonymously, although more precisely it refers only to hemoglobin in the urine.

Read more about Hematuria:  Types, Diagnosis, Causes

Other articles related to "hematuria":

Hematuria - Causes
... The most common causes of hematuria are Urinary tract infection with viruses, other sexually transmitted diseases (particularly in women) or some bacterial species including strains of EPEC and ... caused by Schistosoma haematobium) - a major cause for hematuria in many African and Middle-Eastern countries Prostate infection or inflammation (prostatitis) Rare causes include Benign ... may cause blood in the urine March hematuria secondary to repetitive impacts on the body, usually the feet Athletic nephritis secondary to strenuous exercise ...
Thin Basement Membrane Disease - Treatment
... referred to as "benign familial hematuria" because of its usually benign course ... inhibitors have been suggested to reduce the episodes of hematuria, though controlled studies are lacking ... hypercalciuria and hyperuricosuria will also be helpful in reducing hematuria ...
Bladder Cancer - Signs and Symptoms
... urine this may be visible to the naked eye (gross hematuria) or detectable only by microscope (microscopic hematuria) ... Kidney cancer also can cause hematuria ...
Thin Basement Membrane Disease - Signs and Symptoms
... disease are incidentally discovered to have microscopic hematuria on urinalysis ... Frank hematuria and loin pain should prompt a search for another cause, such as kidney stones or loin pain-hematuria syndrome ...
Microhematuria
... Microscopic hematuria is a medical condition in which urine contains small amounts of blood ... of the urine (otherwise, it is known as gross hematuria) ... Association (AUA) recommends a definition of microscopic hematuria as three or more red blood cells per high-power microscopic field in urinary sediment from two of three properly collected ...