Urology Services

Blood in Urine (Hematuria)

Hematuria is the medical name for the presence of blood cells in the urine.  Gross Hematuria means that there is blood in the urine that is visible to the naked eye.  Microscopic Hematuria means that blood in the urine can only be detected through lab testing.

There are many possible causes for hematuria. Diagnosis will begin with urinalysis.  If the cause is not clear, further testing may be necessary.  While hematuria does not always indicate a serious underlying medical condition, it should never be ignored.  

For more information, please visit the Urology Care Foundation.