Introduction: Hematuria


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Hematuria: Blood in the urine is called "hematuria" and can indicate quite severe problems. Bleeding can arise within the urinary system in areas such as the kidneys, bladder, prostate or other parts of the urinary tract. Blood in urine may appear as reddening or darkened urine or other urine color changes such as smoky, orangish or pinkish hues. Streaks of blood may also appear in the urine. Bleeding must be distinguished from other causes of urine discoloration or urine color changes. The appearance of blood in the urine or any urine color changes needs prompt professional medical investigation.

Hematuria: Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells (RBCs) in the urine. 1

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1. excerpt from Hematuria (Blood in the Urine): NIDDK

Last revision: May 10, 2004

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