Hematuria means there is blood in the urine and can be caused by many factors. These include: kidney stones, urinary tract infections,cancer and many others.
According to an article from the Mayo Clinic, there are several risk factors which may cause hematuria. These are:
- Age: Men 50 and older may experience hematuria due to enlargement of the prostate.
- Sex: Women are more likely to experience hematuria, but it is also seen in younger men due to kidney stones.
- A recent infection: In children, a viral or bacterial infection may cause blood in the urine.
- Family history: Hematuria can be caused by heredity, especially if there is a history of kidney stones or kidney disease.
- Medications: Certain anti-inflammatory drugs, Aspirin and some antibiotics are a risk factor.
- Strenuous exercise: Working out strenuously regularly may cause urinary bleeding.
There are many questions to prepare for your appointment with your doctor. Healthcommunities.com lists several including:
- What causes blood in the urine?
- What types of testing will take place to determine if I have hematuria?
- What should I do to prepare for testing?
- Will there be any risk from the testing?
- Can I resume my normal daily activities after testing?
English-tonight.com gives several questions the doctor may ask you. These are:
- Why are we seeing you today?
- What symptoms have you been having?
- How long have you had these symptoms?
- Is the pain getting better or worse?
- Do you smoke, drink or use recreational drugs?
- Do you have a family history of this?
- Does it hurt when I push here?
If you would like more information on hematuria feel free to contact us. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.