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   Blood in Urine
 
Definition:
The presence of blood or blood cells in the urine.
 
Medical terms related to bloody urine :
Hematuria, Urine Blood, Bloody Urine
 
Common causes of bloody urine: 
o High Blood Pressure ( usually microscopic)
o Kidney or bladder Stones
o Polycystic Kidney Disease
o Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
o Glomerulonephritis (inflammation of the capillaries of the renal glomeruli)

Other Causes of bloody urine:
o Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (especially in childern)
o Prostate Cancer
o Kidney Cancer
o Bladder Cancer
o Vasculitis
o Goodpastur's syndrome
o Medications (e.g. warfarin)
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Schistosomiasis:
Infestation, in bladder or intestine, with or disease caused by schistosomes,three trematode worms of the genus Schistosoma (S. haematobium, S. mansoni, and S.japonicum).Schistosomiasis is a severe endemic disease of humans in much of Africa and parts of Asia and South America; Called also bilharzia, bilharziasis, snail fever.
o Trauma
o Bleeding disorders (such as hemophilia)

 

Call 911 or go to the hospital if bloody urine is accompanied by: 
o Fever, nausea, vomiting, shaking chills
o pain in abdomen, side, or back
o Inability to urinate
o Passing blood clots

 
Call your doctor if bloody urine is accompanied by: 
o Dribbling, nighttime urination, or difficulty starting urinary flow

 
Diagnostic tests that may be performed include: 
o Blood studies such as a CBC, blood differential, C3, and creatinine
o Urinalysis
o Urine culture
o 24-hr urine collection for creatinine, protein, calcium
o Tests for strep
o Tests for lupus
o Tests for sickle cell, bleeding problems, and other blood disorders
o Cystoscopy
o Kidney biopsy
o X-rays of the kidneys
o IVP (intravenous pyelogram)
o Abdominal ultrasound
o CT scan of the abdomen
   
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