Blood in the Urine
Alternate Names : Hematuria
What are the treatments for the condition?
Treatment is directed at the cause. A person who has a
is often given lots of fluid and pain medicines,
and the stone usually passes on its own. If it doesn't, surgery or another procedure
such as endoscopy
may be needed to remove the stone. A person with an infection may be given
antibiotics, while someone with a tumor or prostate enlargement may need surgery.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
Side effects depend on the treatments used. Antibiotics can cause
an allergic reaction
or stomach upset. Pain medicines
may cause drowsiness or allergic reactions.
Any surgery carries a risk of bleeding or infection.
What happens after treatment for the condition?
Treatment usually cures a person who has an infection or a
kidney stone, and the person can resume normal activities. Someone with
cancer may die if treatment is not successful. People with
sickle cell disease
often need fairly close monitoring and treatment for flare-ups of the disease
How is the condition monitored?
Urine can be tested with a urinalysis
and urine culture
until blood is no longer seen. Other monitoring is related to the cause.
For example, a person who takes warfarin often needs frequent prothrombin
time, or PT,
blood tests. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.