Blood In Urine: Symptoms

By McBratney, Susan PhD
By Spader, Catherine RN

What other symptoms might occur with blood in urine?

Blood in the urine may be accompanied by other symptoms, depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition:

  • Back or flank pain
  • Dribbling urine

  • Frequent nighttime urination

  • Frequent urination

  • Painful urination

  • Urgent urination

  • Weight loss

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition:

In some cases, blood in the urine can occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious or life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, are exhibiting any of these life-threatening symptoms:

  • Blood clots in urine

  • Chills

  • Confusion and disorientation

  • Flank pain (along your abdomen, side, or back)

  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)

  • Inability to urinate

  • Nausea

  • Rapid pulse

  • Vomiting

  • Weakness (loss of strength)


What is blood in urine?

Blood in the urine is called hematuria. Blood may color the urine various shades of pink, red and brown. Streaks of blood may also appear in the urine. Visible blood in the urine is called gross hematuria. Blood in the urine may be present in such small quantities that it is not visible by the naked eye, but red blood cells in the urine can be seen with a microscope. This is called microscopic ... Read more about blood in urineintroduction


What causes blood in urine?

Blood in the urine is often caused by problems with the organs along the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra) and the prostate gland. However, your doctor may suspect a bleeding disorder if a problem involving these organs is not found.

Urinary tract causes of blood in urine:

Causes of blood in urine related to the urinary tract include:

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Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Annual Review Date: Aug 23, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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