Hematuria Treatment in Wisconsin
What is Hematuria?
Hematuria is the medical term for blood in the urine. Depending on the amount of blood, it may or may not be visible or obvious. Blood that can be seen is called gross hematuria, and blood that cannot be seen by the naked eye is called microscopic hematuria.
Most cases of hematuria do not occur with physical symptoms, but if blood clots are passing through the urethra, they may cause pain.
There are many causes of blood in the urine. Some are not usually cause for concern, but a few can be serious.
Some causes are:
- Sexual activity
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Viral illness
- Cancer of the bladder or kidneys
- Inflammation of the urethra, bladder, kidney(s) or prostate gland
- Blood clots or blood clotting disorders
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Sickle cell disease
If you have blood in your urine, you should always contact your physician to rule out serious causes.
Treatment for hematuria involves treating the underlying problem. For example, if your hematuria is caused by a urinary tract infection (UTI), your urologist would most likely prescribe antibiotics to treat it.
How Do I Schedule a Consultation With a Urology Specialist?
To schedule a consultation or appointment with a urology specialist at Aurora, call one of the urology offices directly. View the list of Aurora urologists.