Seeing blood in urine can cause more than a little anxiety. Blood in urine, known medically as hematuria is not always a matter for concern, but urinary bleeding can also indicate a serious disorder. Here we mainly talk about blood in urine relevant to kidney disease.
There are two types of blood in urine. Blood that you can see is called gross hematuria. Urinary blood that is visible only under a microscope is known as microscopic hematuria and is found when your doctor tests your urine.
What are the causes of blood in urine?
In addition to kidney diseases, other causes of blood in the urine include urinary tract infections, kidney infections, a bladder or kidney stone, enlarged prostate, cancer, inherited disorders, kidney injury, medications, strenuous exercise, etc.
How is hematuria diagnosed?
The health care provider will take a thorough medical history. If the history suggests a cause that does not require treatment, the urine should be tested again after 48 hours for the presence of RBCs. If two of three urine samples show too many RBCs when viewed with a microscope, more serious causes should be explored. The health care provider may order one or more of the following tests: urinalysis, blood test, biopsy, cystoscopy, kidney imaging tests, etc.
Blood in urine and chronic kidney disease
kidneys are in charge of preserve red blood cell which is the most common type of blood cells and normally exist in our blood. In normal cases, most of the red blood cells can not pass through glomerular filtration membrane and get into urine, so there is limited red blood cells in a healthy people's urine. For people with chronic kidney disease, damaged filtration membrane fail to preserve red blood cells, leading to blood in urine.
Blood in urine can be a common symptoms for the following types of kidney diseases: IgA Nephropathy, Alport Syndrome, FSGS, Lupus Nephritis, Purpura Nephritis, Kidney Cysts, Polycystic Kidney Disease, etc.
How to treat blood in urine in chronic kidney disease?
In clinic, hematuria has no specific treatment. Instead, your doctor will focus on treating the underlying condition. If you are a patient with Polycystic Kidney Disease, blood in urine is commonly caused by the cyst rupture. In that case, we recommend patients Chinese herbal medicines having functions of increasing permeability of cyst wall, decreasing lining cells' activity of secreting cyst fluid and changing inner and outer pressure difference of cyst wall to help shrink cysts safety and effectively. However, if the blood in urine is caused by glomerular damage, then the most efficient way to treat blood in urine will become repairing the damage and recovering kidney function. And we hope every patient with blood in urine caused by kidney damage can be treated by such a treatment. Do you mind telling us more about your condition? And if you are also interested in more about natural treatment for blood in urine, you are welcomed to leave us a message below, consult online expert on service box freely or send us an email to email@example.com, we are glad to help.Have any follow-up questions? Please leave a message below, you will surely get the free medical advises from experts within 48 hours.