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Hematuria (Blood in Urine)

Hematuria is blood in your urine. It can be caused by a urinary tract infection, trauma or a virus.

Blood in your urine may also signal one of these more serious conditions:

Hematuria: what you should know

  • Anyone at any age — including children — can experience blood in their urine.
  • There are two kinds of hematuria:
    • Microscopic hematuria: Blood that is not visible in the urine but is detectable in a urine sample
    • Gross hematuria: Urine that is pink, red or cola-colored
  • 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.

How can I get help for hematuria?

If you notice blood in your urine, contact your primary care doctor or urologist.

Care for hematuria at Rush

If your primary care doctor recommends further evaluation and testing, specialists at Rush can help. They can determine the cause of the blood in your urine and provide treatments to address the issue.

Why choose Rush for hematuria care

  • Urologists at Rush are experts in urinary tract and kidney problems. They work with you to determine the cause of the blood in your urine and the best treatments.
  • The urology program at Rush is consistently ranked as one of the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Your urologist will facilitate follow-up care if you have been diagnosed with hematuria.

Departments and programs that treat this condition