Most of the causes of blood in the urine are not serious. For example, heavy exercise may cause blood in the urine. This often goes away in a day.
Other, more serious causes include:
Some medicines cause blood in the urine. And many people have it without having any other related problems.
Your healthcare provider will review your medical history and do a physical exam. Other tests may include:
If these tests aren’t clear you may need other tests, such as:
If you have blood in your urine that lasts more than a day, see a healthcare provider. This is especially necessary if you have unexplained weight loss, discomfort with urination, frequent urination, or urgent urination.
Treatment will depend on the cause of the blood in the urine.
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your healthcare provider:
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