Haematuria Clinic (blood in the urine)
Blood in the urine could be an indication of a treatable or serious condition.
What is haematuria?
Blood should not normally appear in the urine. The presence of blood therefore means that there could be a problem in any part of the urinary tract, from the kidneys, ureter, bladder, prostate gland or the urethra.
Blood in the urine can be visible or non visible (seen on a urine test). It requires further investigation for the possibility of finding a treatable or serious condition.
It is rare that patients under the age of 40 years with non visible blood in the urine have an underlying serious problem.
Causes of haematuria
Blood in the urine could be a symptom of various conditions, the most common being bladder infection (cystitis) or kidney infection.
It could also be a symptom of:
- Benign enlarged prostate
- Stones in the kidneys or bladder
- Blood disorders (e.g. sickle cell disease, clotting disorders, patients on anticoagulant and anti-platelet drugs)
- Inflammation of the kidneys (nephritis)
1 in 5 adults with visible blood in the urine and 1 in 12 adults with non-visible blood in the urine are subsequently discovered to have bladder, kidney or prostate cancer.
Diagnostic tests for haematuria
Diagnostic tests are carried out in the Haematuria Clinic, where expert consultants and healthcare professionals provide you with rapid access to see a consultant and get most of the necessary diagnostics on the same day.
Diagnostic tests include:
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