Blood in the urine (Haematuria)
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 vaginal examination.
They will also arrange blood/and or urine tests to look for signs of an infection. If they think that an infection is likely, they may prescribe some antibiotics before you get yourresults and will refer you to a specialist if your testresults later show you don't have an infection.
In some cases, your GP may recommend keeping an eye on your symptoms to see if they get better on their own over time.
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