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2006 Brookwood Medical Center Drive, Ste. 405
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Birmingham, AL 35209

 

 

Hematuria is the medical term for blood in your urine. Sometimes this blood is visible and can turn your urine a pink, red, or cola color. Sometimes this blood is not visible, and you don’t even know it’s there until your doctor runs your urine. An important thing to know is that sometimes blood in your urine can be caused by something very simple and it is not something that warrants further testing. If you have reoccurring blood in your urine, then we will do further testing to figure out the route cause. First, we will send your urine off to a lab for a Urinalysis with Microscopic Examination. This just means the lab will look very closely under a microscope to determine if there is blood in your urine and how much. When we get these results back from the lab, we will give you a call. If there was visible blood under the microscope then we will do something called a cystoscopy. This test just means that you will come into the office and we will look into your bladder with a camera and see if there’s any visible cause for the blood. We will also get a CT scan of your abdomen and pelvis to see if there is any cause that can be identified through this. All these tests are done to rule out things and diagnose you properly. Sometimes we don’t find a cause, and this just means that we will continue to follow up with you and monitor your urine tests. Most of the time hematuria is caused by something harmless, but its important to follow up with a doctor and have the proper testing done!

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