Blood in Urine (Hematuria)

If you have blood in your urine, specialists at Rush can help. We'll determine the cause and provide treatments to address the issue.

If you have blood in your urine, specialists at Rush can help. We'll determine the cause and provide treatments to address the issue.

If you have blood in your urine, specialists at Rush can help. We'll determine the cause and provide treatments to address the issue.

Hematuria is blood in your urine. There are two types of hematuria: blood you can see (gross hematuria) and blood that is not visible in the urine but is detectable in a urine sample (microscopic hematuria).

Hematuria: What You Should Know

  • Anyone at any age — including children — can experience blood in their urine.
  • Blood in your urine does not typically cause any other symptoms or discomfort. In some cases, you may experience painful blood clots in your urine.
  • Hematuria is diagnosed through urinalysis, a urine sample test.
    Once your doctor diagnoses hematuria, the most important step is determining what is causing it.

What Causes Hematuria?

Hematuria can be caused by a urinary tract infection, trauma, a virus or vigorous exercise. Blood in your urine may also signal one of these more serious conditions:

Rush Excellence in Hematuria Care

  • Team approach: Our primary care physicians and urologists work closely with other specialists at Rush. This allows your care team to personalize your treatment based on the cause of your hematuria.
  • Convenient care: You have access to primary care doctors and urologists in locations convenient to you in Chicago, Oak Park, Oak Brook, Glenview, Skokie, Aurora/Fox Valley, Kankakee and Moris.
  • Experienced specialists: Our urologists have years of clinical experience that helps them accurately identify the cause of your hematuria and develop an appropriate treatment plan if needed.