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:

  • 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)

INTRODUCTION

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 microsc... Read more about blood in urineintroduction

CAUSES

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.... Read more about blood in urinecauses

Medical Reviewer: Williams, Robert MD Last Annual Review Date: Jan 10, 2011 Copyright: © Copyright 2011 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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