Haematuria

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Last Updated: 07 May 2022

This page outlines one of the most common factors for blood in the urine. The medical name for blood in the urine is haematuria. Common reasons for blood in urine consist of: a bladder infection, which typically also causes a burning pain when you pee; a kidney infection, which might cause a high temperature and pain in the side of your belly; kidney stones, which may be pain-free, yet can occasionally block one of the tubes originating from your kidneys and cause severe tummy pain; urethritis, inflammation of the tube that lugs urine out of the body; it's often brought on by a sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia; an enlarged prostate gland, this is a common problem in older men and absolutely nothing to do with prostate cancer; a bigger prostate gland will continue the bladder and might also cause troubles such as problem peing and a constant need to pee; bladder cancer, this usually impacts adults aged over 50 and can also cause you to urinate more usually and more quickly, as well as pain when urinating; kidney cancer, this additionally usually affects adults aged over 50, and can cause relentless pain below your ribs and a swelling in your tummy; prostate cancer, this is only seen in men, usually aged over 50, and usually advances slowly; other symptoms can include needing to pee more frequently and quickly, and difficulty emptying your bladder.

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