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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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Physicians & Faculty

Dr. Joseph Del Pizzo, M.D.

Joseph J. Del Pizzo

M.D.

(646) 962-9600
(646) 962-9600
AETNA [Medicare], AETNA-HMO, Aetna-NYP-EPO/POS, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Empire BCBS HealthPlus (CHP), Federal Medicare, NY State Medicaid, Rockefeller University-CoreSource, UHC Medicare, United Healthcare Commercial
The LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery
Dr. Richard K. Lee, M.D. | Cornell Urology

Richard Lee

M.D., M.B.A.

646.962.4811
646.962.4811
AETNA [Medicare], AETNA-HMO, Aetna-NYP-EPO/POS, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Affinity Access, Affinity Health Plan, CIGNA, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Empire BCBS HealthPlus, Empire BCBS HealthPlus (CHP), Federal Medicare, Fidelis Care, Health First, NY State Medicaid, Oxford Freedom, Oxford Health Plans [Liberty], Oxford Health Plans [Medicare], Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter], Rockefeller University-CoreSource, UHC Compass, UHC Medicare, United Empire Plan, United Healthcare Commercial, VNSNY CHOICE Medicare, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth
Brady Urologic Health Center
Dr. Scott G. David, M.D.

Scott G. David

M.D.

646.962.9600
646.962.9600
Aetna-NYP-EPO/POS, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Affinity Access, Affinity Health Plan, Amida Care, Empire BCBS HealthPlus, Empire BCBS HealthPlus (CHP), Federal Medicare, Fidelis Care, Health First, Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid], NY State Medicaid, POMCO, Rockefeller University-CoreSource, VNSNY CHOICE Medicare, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth, Wellcare
Brady Urologic Health Center
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