Blood in the Urine
Alternate Names : Hematuria
How is the condition diagnosed?
Diagnosis begins with a medical history and physical exam.
This may be all that is needed to figure out the cause. In most cases, further
testing is needed. Different tests may be ordered, depending on the suspected
Blood and urine tests are commonly performed. Special X-ray
tests of the kidneys and bladder may also be done. A procedure called a
may be needed in some cases. A tiny tube with a light and camera on the
end is used. This tube can be inserted into the urethra and pushed up into
the bladder. The inside of the urinary tract can be seen with the camera. This
may help a doctor discover the source of bleeding.