Why Is There Blood In My Urine?

Published: September 30, 2014

Blood In Urine

Blood in your urine, known as hematuria, can be a sign of a serious medical condition.   If you find blood in your urine, you should contact one of our experts at Virginia Urology to identify if there is a cause for concern, and to evaluate if treatment is necessary.

Blood in urine can come from the organ where urine is made, the kidneys.  In addition, other structures in the urinary system may play a role in hematuria, including:

  • The Ureters—these are tubes that lead from the kidneys to the bladder
  • The Bladder—this is the area where urine is contained
  • The Urethra—this is the tube that leads from the bladder to outside the body

There are a wide variety of conditions that may be associated with hematuria, and can include (but are not limited to):

  • Kidney Infections—with a kidney infection, additional symptoms can include chills, fever, and pain radiating to the lower back.
  • Bladder Infections—all age groups may experience bladder infections, and the most common symptom is burning during urination
  • Kidney Stones—in addition to hematuria, symptoms can include severe pelvic or abdominal pain.

If you suspect blood in your urine, it is better to have it checked than to ignore it.  Our team of urology experts at Virginia Urology can help identify if there is an issue that is of concern and related to hematuria.  Blood tests and imaging screenings may be performed to ensure that there are no issues for concern, or to start treatments early if there is cause for concern.

Learn More about Virginia Urology

If you are interested in learning more about our Virginia Urology team and how we can keep your urological health in check, please contact us at 804-330-9105.  We will answer any of your questions and schedule you for a consultation with one of our physicians.

At Virginia Urology, our ultimate concern is your health and comfort.  We believe that preventative methods can make a dramatic difference in your overall health, and work with you to be proactive in your care.  To learn more about the Virginia Urology difference, please contact us today.


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