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Red Urine Overview

Another name for Red Urine is Hematuria.

What is hematuria?
A person with hematuria has blood in the urine. The blood may be dissolved in the urine or may be in the form of clots. Depending on how much blood there is in the urine, the color may range from pink to red. Common causes of hematuria include a bladder infection and kidney stones.

What are the symptoms of hematuria?
Symptoms that occur with hematuria include difficulty urinating, fever, decreased urination, inability to urinate, increased frequency of urination, pain during urination, flank pain, back pain, and lower abdominal pain.

How does the doctor treat hematuria?
The treatment for hematuria depends on the underlying cause. Treatment may include antibiotics or surgery.

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Last Updated: Aug 27, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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