Hematuria is known as blood in the urine. There are several reasons for hematuria, and it can be harmless or indicate that you have more serious medical condition requiring treatment. If you notice any blood in your urine, make an appointment to see your primary care provider or urologist as soon as possible.
Because you may not be able to see the blood in your urine, or have any other symptoms, it is important for you to visit your primary care provider for recommended check-ups.
Most times when hematuria occurs it is not an urgent situation. However, you may need to be treated at the hospital.
If you have had a urologic surgery or procedure for your urethra, prostate, bladder, ureters or kidneys, you may have intermittent blood in your urine during your healing process. Kidney stones and ureteral stents can cause significant intermittent blood in your urine. Increasing your fluid intake during your healing process will usually help alleviate or slow down the hematuria.
Contact your provider’s office if gross hematuria persists.