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What is blood in urine (hematuria)?

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Blood in urine -- known medically as hematuria -- is usually not a reason for major alarm. Because blood in urine can be a sign of a serious medical condition, however, it shouldn't be ignored. All cases of hematuria should be evaluated by a doctor who can order tests to confirm or rule out an underlying cause.

From: Blood in Urine (Hematuria) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Hematuria (Blood in the Urine)."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Microscopic Hematuria."

UpToDate.com: "Patient information: Blood in the urine (hematuria) in adults."

UpToDate.com: "Patient information: Blood in the urine (hematuria) in children."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 25, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Hematuria (Blood in the Urine)."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Microscopic Hematuria."

UpToDate.com: "Patient information: Blood in the urine (hematuria) in adults."

UpToDate.com: "Patient information: Blood in the urine (hematuria) in children."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 25, 2018

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