Blood in the urine (Haematuria)
Your GP should refer you urgently to a specialistif any of the following apply:
Youwill be referred to a hospital urology or nephrology department, or a specialist haematuria clinic, for further tests to identify the cause of your symptoms.
These tests may include more blood and urine tests, an ultrasound scan , an X-ray and a cystoscopy . This is a procedure used to examine the inside of the bladder, using an instrument called a cystoscope.
Finding blood in your urine can be very frightening and must be investigated by a doctor, but it's not usually a sign of anything life-threatening.
Before you read on, it's worth considering whether you have recently eaten beetroot, as this can colour the urine pink and cause unnecessary alarm. Some medicines, such as the antibiotics nitrofuranto
These include: a bladder infection (such as cystitis) which typically also causes a burning pain when you urinate a kidney infection which may also cause a high temperature and pain in the side o
Your GP will ask about your symptoms and carry out a physical examination to help determine the cause of the blood in your urine. For men, this may include a rectal examination and women may have a v
Your GP should refer you urgently to a specialistif any of the following apply: you have visible blood in your urine and no pain, and tests show there is no infection you are 40 or over and keep ge