Ohio State offers expert diagnosis and treatment for blood in urine.

Blood in your urine is called hematuria. The amount of blood may vary. It may be very small and only detectable during a urine test. In some cases, the blood may be visible in toilet water following urination.

Symptoms

Blood in urine is a symptom of numerous disorders. These disorders range from benign to very serious. Therefore, it is important to have a physician determine the cause of your bloody urine and a course of treatment.

Call your doctor immediately if you also:

  • Have fever, nausea, vomiting, shaking chills, or pain in your abdomen, side, or back
  • Are unable to urinate
  • Pass blood clots in your urine

Diagnosis

Your physician will perform a physical exam and ask you questions about your condition. Testing may include:

  • Blood tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Imaging such as ultrasound or CT

Findings from these and other tests may indicate the need for additional testing.

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