The presence of blood in urine can be caused by very different problems and gravity conditions. Even the amount of blood can vary a lot: sometimes hematuria is visible to the naked eye, other times only with a microscope.

In both cases it is good to trace the cause of the problem, which can be, for example, infections of the urinary tract or kidneys , kidney stones or bladder, prostate enlargements, glomerulonephritis, cancer, sickle cell anemia, kidney damage or even taking certain medications or, in rare cases, intense physical exercise.


What kind of diseases can be associated blood in the urine?

The following diseases may be associated with blood in urine:

  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Kidney stones
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cystitis
  • Chlamydia
  • Renal colic
  • Ebola
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Kidney failure
  • Prostatic hypertrophy beningna
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Wilson disease
  • Nephritis
  • Orchitis
  • Trichomonas
  • Testicular cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Urethritis

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 blood in the urine?

The most appropriate treatment for blood in urine depends on the cause of the problem. In some cases you may need to take antibiotics to fight infection, medicines to reduce an enlarged prostate or a treatment to break up stones in the bladder or kidneys.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of blood in the urine?

You should consult your doctor whenever there is blood in the urine.