Hematuria or blood in urine is one common sign of kidney disease. Hematuria refers to the presence of red blood cells in urine. It is categorized into two parts, both gross hematuria and microscopic hematuria, the former type can be seen by naked eyes and the latter type can be seen by a microscopic.
Seeing blood in urine can be a little scary, thereby, it is necessary to know about the causes and treatments.
Possible causes of blood in urine:
Strenuous exercises After strenuous physical activities, hematuria can be found by naked eyes. And this can be related to traumas or breakdown of red blood cells.
Drugs Under certain circumstances, the usage of drugs like aspirin, penicillin and blood thinner heparin can also lead to blood in urine.
Urinary tract infections It can occur when bacteria enters your kidneys from bloodstream. In addition to hematuria, other signs like fever, flank pain can also occur.
Inherited disorders Blood in urine can also occur in some genetic disorders like PKD, sickle cell anemia and alport syndrome.
Except for the aforesaid factors, kidney stone, enlarged prostate, glomerulonephritis, etc can lead to hematuria.
Treatments for hematuria in kidney disease
Treatments for hematuria in kindy disease should be based on the underlying cause.
If this is related to strenuous exercises, no treatment is needed, as this sign may disappear within a days or weeks; If it is due to urinary tract infection or kidney function, antibiotics will be used to treat infections; If it is due to usage of drugs, patients should stop taking the medications; As for kidney stones, the smaller stones can be flushed out of the body by drinking lots of water, and larger stones need to be removed by surgery. If you happen to be a person with hematuria, do remember to find out the root cause and take treatments early. Anything unclear, you are welcomed to email to immediately. Thanks for your time!