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Hematuria - Risks & Causes

Hematuria - Risks & Causes

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Factors that increase your risk of developing hematuria include:

  • Inflammatory conditions of the kidney, ureter, or bladder
  • Prostatitis, an infectious or inflammatory condition of the prostate in men
  • An enlarged prostate, which typically occurs with hematuria, whether gross or microscopic, can be caused by benign or more serious conditions. The source of the bleeding is more commonly discovered with gross hematuria.

Common benign conditions causing hematuria:

  • Menstruation
  • Vigorous exercise such as long-distance running
  • Sexual activity
  • Viral illness
  • Trauma
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Certain medications, including aspirin and other pain relievers, blood thinners, and antibiotics

More potentially serious causes of hematuria:

  • Cancer of the kidney or bladder

In men, age 50 or older:

  • Urinary stone disease, including stones in the kidney, ureter or bladder
  • Polycystic kidney disease, a disorder characterized by multiple benign cysts in the kidney
  • Blood clotting disorders, such as hemophilia or sickle cell disease

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