What to Know About Blood in Urine

  • Many conditions may cause you to have blood in your urine, also known as hematuria, including:

    • Infection in your bladder, kidney, prostate or urethra

    • Kidney or bladder stones

    • Injury to the kidney or bladder

    • Kidney disease or kidney failure

    • Cancer of the bladder or kidney

  • You may see the blood in your urine, or your doctor may discover it during an analysis. If you do spot blood when you urinate, it is best to get it checked right away, especially if you have any of these other symptoms:

    • Fever

    • Pain with urination

    • Other pain in and around your belly

Experience the Blessing Difference: Treating Blood in Urine

When you see Blessing’s urologist for blood in your urine, know that you are coming to a place with:

  • Specialty care: Our urologists have specialized training in the field. 

  • Complete diagnostic capabilities: We perform a complete workup on every person with blood in their urine. If it is a symptom of a more serious condition, we want to catch it and treat it early. Tests include:

    • CT scan, a noninvasive test that produces cross-sectional images of the kidneys, ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder) and bladder

    • Urine sample, which we study for cancer cells or infection

    • Cystoscopy, a procedure that allows us to look inside the urethra and bladder and involves only minimal discomfort

  • Comprehensive care: Once we diagnose the cause of blood in your urine, we offer a full range of treatment options. It may be as simple as treating an infection. If the condition is more serious, such as bladder cancer or kidney cancer, we provide a variety of excellent treatment options.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment with a Blessing urologist or refer a patient, please call (217) 214-3460.