Hematuria and Kidney Disease

Hematuria and Kidney Disease

Hematite, or blood in urine, is a common seen symptom among kidney disease patients, and it refers to the presence of red blood cells in urine. In general, hematuria can be categorized into two parts, gross hematuria and microscopic hematuria. The former one can be seen by naked eyes, and the latter one should be tested by a microscopic.

When people see blood in urine, it can be a scary thing, and it may related with kidney disease. Please don't worry, it is necessary for you to learn about the causes and treatment of hematuria and kidney disease.

Here are the possible causes of blood in urine:

Strenuous Exercises. After taking strenuous exercises, hematuria can be found by naked eyes, and it can be related to traumas or breakdown of red blood cells.

Drugs. Under certain circumstances, the usage of certain drugs can also cause blood in urine, such as aspirin, penicillin and blood thinner heparin, and so on.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). UTI is a common disease, and hematuria can occur when bacteria enters your kidneys from blood stream. Besides hematuria, people can also get some other signs with UIT, like fever, flank pain, etc.

Inherited Disorders. Hemaruria can also occur in some genetic disorders like PKD, sickle cell anemia and alport syndrome.

Except for the aforesaid factors, kidney stones, enlarged prostate, glomerulonephritis, etc can also lead to blood in urine.

Treatment for hematuria in kidney disease.

reatment for hematuria in kidney disease should be based on the underlying causes.

- If it is caused by strenuous exercises, patients don't need to take any measures, just have good rest, and it can disappear within several days or a week.

- If it is related with UTI or kidney infections, antibiotics should be used to treat infections.

- If hematuria is caused by usage of drugs, patients should ask the doctor advice and stop the medicines by changing another type.

- As for kidney stones, small stones can be flushed out by drinking lots of water daily, and larger stones should be removed by surgery.

Therefore, knowing the causes first is very important for people with hematuria, and patients should take prompt and effective treatment to control the symptoms with kidney disease. Anything unclear, you are welcomed to email to us immediately. Thanks for your time.

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