Hematuria ( Blood in Urine ) Treatments and Surgery
Blood in the urine is common, and usually detected under a microscope where it cannot be seen by our eyes. Most patients do not have any pain or urinary problems.
If blood is found repeated in the urine, even if it is invisible, please ensure you do not have the following diseases:
- Urinary tract infections
- Urinary stones
- Kidney problems
- Bladder cancer
Please check with your doctor whether you should see a Urologist specialist for a comprehensive check-up.
Investigations for Hematuria
The following tests and exams play a key role in finding a cause for blood in your urine:
Which includes a discussion of your medical history.
Even if your bleeding was discovered through urine testing (urinalysis), you’re likely to have another test to see if your urine still contains red blood cells. A urinalysis can also check for a urinary tract infection or the presence of minerals that cause kidney stones.
Imaging tests. Often, an imaging test is required to find the cause of hematuria. Your doctor might recommend a CT or MRI scan or an ultrasound exam.
Your doctor threads a narrow tube fitted with a tiny camera into your bladder to examine the bladder and urethra for signs of disease.
Sometimes, the cause of urinary bleeding can be found. In that case, your doctor might recommend regular follow-up tests, especially if you have risk factors for bladder cancer, such as smoking, exposure to environmental toxins or a history of radiation therapy.
Treatments for Hematuria
Depending on the condition causing your hematuria, treatment might involve taking antibiotics to clear a urinary tract infection, trying a prescription medication to shrink an enlarged prostate or having shock wave therapy to break up bladder or kidney stones. In some cases, no treatment is necessary.
Be sure to follow up with your doctor after treatment to ensure there’s no more blood in your urine.