Blood in urine

Dear Dr. Mo: What is Heamturia and if I would have it, what could be causing it?

Dear reader: Hematuria is a medical term, which we use to describe presence of blood (or red blood cells) in urine and it always warrants further medical

Any blood in urine is a serious symptom

Any blood in urine is a serious symptom

investigation and evaluation.

Blood should not be found in urine in any amount under normal circumstances.

If it is there it may be visually undetectable – this condition is called micro-hematuria – and only urine lab tests can establish blood’s presence.
If you can visually notice blood in urine this condition is referred to as gross (macro) hematuria. Continue reading