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AUCNY - White Plains Maple Avenue for Robotic & Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Hematuria-Blood in the Urine

Blood in the urine can be a concerning symptom for patients. You may see blood tinged urine after going to the bathroom or you may have a physician tell you that a urine test demonstrates "traces" of blood...

Kidney Stones

Blood in the urine can be a concerning symptom for patients. You may see blood tinged urine after going to the bathroom or you may have a physician tell you that a urine test demonstrates "traces" of blood...

Hematuria

What is it?

Blood in the urine can be a concerning symptom for patients. You may see blood tinged urine after going to the bathroom or you may have a physician tell you that a urine test demonstrates “traces” of blood (microscopic hematuria). Either way it is a condition that requires attention and evaluation.

Why does it occur?

Blood in the urine can occur anywhere in the urinary system: this includes the kidneys; ureters (long thin tubes that carry the urine from kidney to bladder); bladder; prostate (in men) and urethra. (image of kidneys bladder and prostate).

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Causes of hematuria:

  • Infection
  • Kidney stones
  • Trauma/Injury to urinary system
  • Medications
  • Medical Kidney disease (e.g. diabetes, chronic kidney disease)
  • Tumor
  • h/o radiation to pelvic area
  • Enlarged prostate

How is it evaluated and why?

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Your urologist at the AUCNY White Plains -Maple Avenue Division will provide a full evaluation of your hematuria based on your risk factors and health history. This may include: urine testing; radiographic imaging of the kidneys/ureters (CT scan, ultrasound, MRI). cystoscopy-looking in the bladder with a small camera.