Weill Cornell Medicine Urology
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Hematuria (Blood in the urine)

Hematuria (Blood in the urine)

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 Hematuria, whether gross or microscopic, should be evaluated by a urologist.

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There are two types of hematuria commonly evaluated by a urologist. Blood that can be seen in the urine is called gross hematuria. Blood that cannot be seen in the urine, except when examined with a microscope, is called microscopic hematuria.

Hematuria, whether gross or microscopic, should be evaluated by a urologist. This involves examination of the entire urinary tract to try to localize the source of the blood. This includes the kidneys, which filters blood to produce urine composed of wastes and extra water. The urine then flows from the kidneys to the bladder through conduit tubes called ureters. The bladder stores urine until releasing it through urination. When the bladder empties, urine flows out of the body through a tube called the urethra at the bottom of the bladder. Blood in the urine should be emanating from one of these structures.

 

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Most people with microscopic hematuria do not have symptoms. Most commonly, it is discovered incidentally during a routine examination. People with gross hematuria have urine that is pink, red, or cola/tea colored due to the presence of red blood cells. Gross hematuria may be painless or may be associated with pain or discomfort in the side, back, or abdomen, or while urinating.

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Hematuria - Risks & Causes

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Hematuria may be caused by either benign, or potentionally more serious conditions. It's important to get an evaluation done by your doctor to rule out potentially serious conditions.

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Hematuria - Symptoms & Evaluation

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Hematuria is diagnosed with a microscopic evaluation of your urine sample. This will confirm gross hematuria or microscopic hematuria. Gross hematuria will need to be evaluated upon your visit.

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Hematuria - Treatment Options

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Since hematuria is usually a symptom of another underlying condition, if no underlying condition is diagnosed, no treatment is necessary.

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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

Tanaka J. Dune

MD, FACOG

(646) 962-9600
(646) 962-9600
AETNA [Medicare], AETNA-HMO, Aetna-NYP-EPO/POS, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Affinity Access, Affinity Health Plan, Amida Care, Blue Priority Network, CIGNA, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS Pathway X, EBCBS Pathway X Enhanced, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Emblem Select Care, Empire BCBS HealthPlus, Empire BCBS HealthPlus (CHP), Fidelis Care, GHI, Health First, Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP), Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid], Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare], Oxford Freedom, Oxford Health Plans [Liberty], Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter], Oxford Medicare, POMCO, Rockefeller University-CoreSource, UHC Compass, UHC Medicare, United Empire Plan, United Health Care [Community Plan], United Healthcare Commercial, VNSNY CHOICE Medicare, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth, Wellcare
Center for Female Pelvic Health

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