Blood in the Urine Treatment

Medically Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on January 27, 2020

1. Get Help

  • Call your health care provider to set up a prompt appointment, even if you only see blood once in the urine. Inform the staff about the blood when you call.
  • Symptoms may include blood clots or red, pink, orange, or brown color in urine.

2. Monitor Symptoms

Be ready to answer these questions for the health care provider:

  • What color was the blood in the urine?
  • Were there blood clots? If so, what size and shape?
  • Was there blood at the beginning or end of the urine stream or during the entire stream?
  • Was it painful to urinate? Where was the pain located (for example, back, side, groin, or genital area)?
  • Are there other symptoms, such as frequent or urgent urination? Burning during urination? Fever or chills?

3. Follow Up

Most causes of blood in the urine are not serious, but some are. The health care provider may order one or more of these tests:

WebMD Medical Reference



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

University of Iowa Health Care: "Blood in the Urine."

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