Hematuria (blood in the urine)

The finding of blood in the urine is very common. It may be visible to the naked eye (gross hematuria) or only seen with microscopic examination (microscopic hematuria). Hematuria may be caused by:

  • Urinary infection

  • Enlarged prostate

  • Kidney or bladder stones

  • Prostate infection

  • Kidney disease

  • Kidney trauma

  • Bladder cancer

  • Kidney cancer

  • Blood thinners

The physicians at Athens Area Urology will perform a thorough evaluation to identify the cause of your hematuria. Only 2 or 3 patients out of 100 with microscopic hematuria will have a malignancy. Gross hematuria has a much higher risk of coming from a cancer.

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