The term hemoglobinuria indicates the presence of hemoglobin in the urine, a blood protein that is essential because it allows the transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide, but is not usually present in urine.


What kind of diseases can be associated with hemoglobinuria?

Diseases that may be associated with haemoglobinuria are the following:


  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Mediterranean anemia (thalassemia)
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
  • Favism
  • Acute glomerulonephritis
  • Kidney infections
  • Malaria
  • Hemoglobin C disease
  • Hemoglobin SC disease
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Haemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Tuberculosis
  • Kidney cancer
  • Burns


Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor in case of symptom’s persistence.


What is the therapy for hemoglobinuria?

The remedy for hemoglobinuria depends on the condition that caused it.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case hemoglobinuria?

In case of hemoglobinuria you should always consult your doctor, so he can identify the cause and determine the best treatment.