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Hematuria (Blood in the Urine)

While hematuria (the medical term for blood in the urine) usually isn’t a cause for concern, if you notice any sign of blood in your urine, it’s important to see a doctor who will order tests to rule out or confirm an underlying cause.

The urology specialists at UMass Memorial have comprehensive diagnostic testing resources available, and the training and experience to provide appropriate treatment, if necessary.

What Causes Blood in the Urine?

Blood in the urine is a symptom – not a specific condition – and happens when part of your urinary tract, often your kidneys, allows blood to leak into your urine. There are a number of reasons why blood may appear in the urine:

  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Kidney infection
  • Kidney or bladder stones
  • BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate)
  • Kidney disease
  • Cancer
  • Certain medications
  • Injury to the kidneys
  • Inherited disorders

Treatment For Hematuria (Blood in the Urine) Available at UMass Memorial

Treatment for blood in the urine depends on the underlying cause, and is tailored to the unique health needs of the individual patient. At UMass Memorial, we offer a full range of today’s most advanced treatments for all urologic disorders, from the most routine to the most complex.

If you would like to learn more about hematuria, please visit our Health Library.