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Blood in Urine (Hematuria)


Blood in the urine is defined as microscopic and gross.  The definition of microscopic hematuria is blood seen in the urine when looking under a microscope but not simply by looking at the urine.  Gross hematuria is defined as being able to see blood in the urine simply by looking at it, another words not needing a microscope.  Blood in the urine is itself not dangerous; however it may be a symptom of something very dangerous.  Blood in the urine may be from a benign cause such as urinary infection, kidney stone, prostatic enlargement, prostatitis, kidney disease as well as several other less common disorders.  However, blood in the urine should not be assumed to be from a benign cause.  Other more dangerous causes include prostate cancer, urethral cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, severe kidney infections and blood vessel malformations in the kidney.  Something always to remember, whenever someone has blood in the urine a thorough evaluation is necessary before one can assume it is safe.

 

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ph: 732-972-9000
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