What is haematuria?

    Haematuria refers to the presence of blood in the urine. When the urine appears red or pink, it is termed "gross" or "visible" haematuria. In some cases, blood may be present in the urine but is not visible to the naked eye, known as "microscopic" haematuria, as it can only be observed under a microscope.

    During routine medical checkups, individuals must often provide a urine sample for examination. The presence of blood can be identified either through a chemical strip (commonly known as a dipstick) or under a microscope. If blood is detected using these methods, it indicates "microscopic haematuria."


    These diagnostic procedures are crucial in identifying the underlying cause of blood in the urine:

    1. Physical exam: A comprehensive discussion with a healthcare provider regarding your health history is conducted.

    2. Urine tests: These tests aid in diagnosing blood in the urine and can also be utilized in subsequent weeks or months to assess the persistence of blood. Additionally, urine tests can detect urinary tract infections or minerals associated with kidney stones.

    3. Imaging tests: To determine the cause of haematuria, imaging tests, such as CT or MRI scans or ultrasound examinations, are often required.

    4. Cystoscopy involves a healthcare provider inserting a slender tube equipped with a tiny camera into the bladder to examine for signs of disease.

    In certain instances, the cause of blood in the urine may remain elusive. In such cases, regular follow-up tests may be necessary, especially if there are risk factors for bladder cancer, such as smoking, pelvic radiation therapy, or exposure to specific chemicals.


    The treatment approach for haematuria varies based on the underlying cause and may include:

    1. Antibiotic Therapy: If a urinary tract infection is identified as the cause, the administration of antibiotic medications may be recommended to clear the infection.

    2. Prescription Medications: In instances of an enlarged prostate, prescription medications aimed at reducing its size may be considered.

    3. Sound Wave Treatment: Sound waves may be employed to dissolve bladder or kidney stones.

    4. Observation: In some instances where no specific cause or mild condition is identified, no active treatment may be necessary.

    Regardless of the treatment modality, following up with our healthcare provider post-treatment is crucial to ensure the absence of blood in your urine.

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    If you're experiencing haematuria or have concerns about blood in your urine, our team of experts is available to help. Please feel free to reach out, and we'll be happy to provide information, answer your questions, or schedule a consultation to discuss your situation in more detail. Your health is essential, and we are here to support you.


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