Blood in urine?
Having a blood in the urine is actually a disease named as Hematuria. It can occur at any age. There are basically two types of Hematuria: Gross Hematuria- it’s when the urine is a visible red color to the naked eye and another one is Microscopic Hematuria- in which blood can only be seen under the microscope not by the naked eye. Now let’s talk about some common symptoms of Hematuria which an individual must be aware of.
Major Symptoms of Hematuria:
- Abdominal pain
- Incomplete voiding
- Pain during urination
- Urinary urgency
If an individual finds blood in the urine, they should soon fix up an appointment with a doctor for the treatment
When the kidney or other parts of urinary tract allows blood cells to leak into the urine, then the blood in urine may occur.
- The blood in the urine can be caused by different types of disorders and urinary tract infection with bacteria.
- It can also occur due to cancer and stones in the urinary tract.
Risk factors of Hematuria:
- Age: The older men tend to have a risk of Hematuria due to increase in size of the prostate gland.
- Genetic Links: Family history may also affect the likelihood of this disease, if an individual’s family earlier has any link with kidney disorders.
- Sex: Mostly all the women suffer from Hematuria once in their lives, and younger men tends to have more chances of having kidney stones or other disorders.
- Medications: Medicines like aspirin and penicillin increases the risk of Hematuria.
Specialists from The Paras Cancer Centre, Patna suggests some prevention tips for Hematuria:
- Stay well hydrated, drink about eight to ten glasses of fluid daily.
- Avoid smoking cigarettes, which can result in urinary tract cancers.
Treatment of Hematuria:
There is no specific treatment for Hematuria, Doctors prescribe antibiotics to overcome urinary tract infections and shock wave therapy as a fine treatment method to break up kidney stones. Cancerous tumors present in the kidney, ureters, prostate, may be treated with radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery.