Are you experiencing blood in your urine? Don’t panic, it’s actually more common than you think.
Blood in urine, also called hematuria, has many possible causes, including some common and some severe:
Kidney or bladder stones
The blood may be visible to the naked eye (gross hematuria) or only seen with microscopic examination (microscopic hematuria). Whether or not the blood is visible does have implications about severity.
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, but gross hematuria has a much higher risk of coming from a cancer.
If you are experiencing other symptoms of urinary abnormalities such as frequent urination or cloudy urine, or for more information about hematuria, contact the trusted doctors at Athens Area Urology today.