Blood in Urine

What is Blood in Urine

Blood in urine (pee) is not normally triggered by anything major however you need to get it had a look at by a GP.

You have blood in your urine and:

  • you do not have any other signs
  • it’s the very first time it’s occurred
  • there’s just a percentage of blood
  • you’re uncertain it’s blood

Blood in your pee might be intense pink, red or dark brown.

Cancer Risk

Blood in pee should be taken a look at due to the fact that it can be an indication of cancer. This is much easier to deal with if it’s discovered early.

What Happens at Your Appointment

The GP will inquire about your signs and might require to analyze your bottom (anus), or vaginal area if you’re a lady.

They may likewise:

  • request a pee sample or set up a blood test
  • recommend prescription antibiotics if they believe you have an infection
  • refer you to a professional for tests

Causes of Blood in Urine

Blood in your pee might originate from anywhere in the urinary system– the bladder, kidneys or urethra (television that brings pee out of the body).

If you have other signs, this may offer you a concept of the cause. Do not self-diagnose– see a GP if you believe it’s blood in your pee.

Possible reason for blood in urine
Other signs Possible cause
Burning discomfort when peeing, require to pee frequently, stinky or cloudy pee, heat, discomfort in sides or lower back urinary system infections (UTIs)
Bad discomfort in sides, lower back or groin that reoccurs, not able to lie still, feeling ill kidney stones
Older males (typical in over-50s) discovering it challenging to pee, requiring to pee all of a sudden and frequently, awakening to pee in middle of the night bigger prostate

When it may be something else

It might not be blood in your pee if:

  • you have actually just recently consumed beetroot– this can turn your pee pink
  • you’re taking a brand-new medication– some medications can turn pee red or brown
  • you’re bleeding from your bottom rather
  • it’s taking place throughout your duration

More info about blood in urine

The British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) has more info about blood in urine (haematuria).

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