Blood in urine (haematuria) does not always signify serious disease, but it can be an important warning sign of problems in the kidneys or urinary tract. Haematuria may present as pink, red or brown coloured urine, which is called ‘gross haematuria ‘or blood may be found in urine during a routine urine exam but the urine is not visibly pink- this is called microscopic haematuria.
There are many causes of haematuria, most of them benign, however, bloody urine should never be ignored.
Causes of haematuria include
- Urinary infection (UTI)
- Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)
- Prostate disease, such as enlarged prostate or prostate infection
- Kidney stones
- Cancer of the kidney, bladder or urinary tract
- Prostate cancer
- Certain medications, such as blood thinners, pain medications
- Foods such as beets, blackberries, rhubarbs
Our expert urologist, Dr. Rizwan Hamid believes that all haematuria, whether gross or microscopic, should be investigated. Dr. Rizwan has extensive experience in conservative and surgical management of bladder dysfunction and reconstructive surgery of lower urinary tract. He has special interest in bladder and urinary tract cancers and treatment of nephrolithiasis (urinary tract stones).
If you have noticed pink coloured water in your toilet bowl or have received a urine report containing RBCs (red blood cells), contact us at King’s College Hospital for a Hematuria Screen, which includes
- Urine Analysis
- Ultrasound of Abdomen and Pelvis
- Consultation with Urologist
Hematuria Package Price – AED 900