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hematuria

 [he″mah-tu´re-ah]
the discharge of blood in the urine, making the urine either slightly blood-tinged, grossly bloody, or a smoky brown color. Microscopic examination of a urine specimen can reveal red blood cells not evident to the naked eye; however, this microscopic hematuria is not always pathognomonic. Gross hematuria that is visible to the naked eye is symptomatic of disease or injury to a part of the urinary system. Bladder tumors, cystitis, urethritis, and small kidney stones passing along the ureter can cause blood in the urine. Vascular diseases, some types of kidney disorders, and (sometimes but not always) traumatic injury to the kidney can also produce hematuria.
Patient Care. Assessment activities include noting and recording the amount of urine and color and the presence or absence of clots and bits of tissue. Moreover, the patient should be asked at what point during urination the blood is noticed. This information can help locate the site of the source of bleeding. If bright red blood is noticed at the onset of urination, it is likely that the problem is somewhere in the urethra. If blood is noticed at the end of urination, the site probably is near the neck of the bladder. Bleeding throughout voiding indicates that blood is coming from a site above the bladder neck and has been well mixed with urine in the bladder before elimination. Blood that has remained in the urinary tract long enough to deteriorate will give the urine a smoky, brownish color.

Additional information includes any pain or burning associated with urination, as well as pain in the region of the bladder or over the kidney. Hematuria not associated with pain is characteristic of neoplasms of the kidney or bladder in the early stages.

False hematuria or pseudohematuria is a reddish color to the urine that is not associated with presence of blood. Patients taking pyrvinium pamoate (Povan) or Pyridium should be told that their urine will have a red, red-brown, or red-orange color, so that they will not think this is hematuria.

he·ma·tu·ri·a

(hē'mă-tyū'rē-ă, hem-ă-),
Presence of blood or red blood cells in the urine.
[hemato- + G. ouron, urine]

hematuria

/he·ma·tu·ria/ (he″mah-tu´re-ah) blood (erythrocytes) in the urine.
endemic hematuria  urinary schistosomiasis.
essential hematuria  that for which no cause has been determined.
false hematuria  pseudohematuria.
renal hematuria  that in which the blood comes from the kidney.
urethral hematuria  that in which the blood comes from the urethra.
vesical hematuria  that in which the blood comes from the bladder.

hematuria

(hĕ′mə-to͝or′ē-ə, -tyo͝or′-)
n.
The presence of blood in the urine.

he′ma·tu′ric adj.

hematuria

[hē′mətoo͡r′ē·ə, hem′-]
Etymology: Gk, haima + ouron, urine
abnormal presence of blood in the urine. It is symptomatic of many renal diseases and disorders of the genitourinary system and is detected by microscopic examination of urine sediment and chemical analysis using a reagent chemical. Also spelled haematuria. -hematuric, adj.

hematuria

Medtalk Blood or RBCs in urine, which is either grossly visible or microscopic; the finding of hematuria requires consideration of the entire urinary tract Diagnosis IVP, cystoscopy, urine cytology Management Directed toward underlying cause. See Benign persistent hematuria, Microscopic hematuria.

he·ma·tu·ri·a

(hē'mă-tyūr'ē-ă)
Any condition in which urine contains blood or red blood cells.
Synonym(s): haematuria.
[hemato- + G. ouron, urine]

Hematuria

Blood in the urine, Hematuria is a hallmark of Alport syndrome.

he·ma·tu·ri·a

(hē'mă-tyūr'ē-ă)
Presence of blood or red blood cells in the urine.
Synonym(s): haematuria.
[hemato- + G. ouron, urine]

hematuria (hē´mətoo´rēə),

n the presence of blood in the urine.
hematuria, gross,
n the visible evidence of blood in the urine. It may occur from neoplasms of the kidney and bladder, hemorrhagic diathesis, hypertension with renal epistaxis, or acute glomerular nephritis.
hematuria, microscopic,
n the demonstration of hematuria during the microscopic examination of centrifuged urine. It may result from the same causes as gross hematuria or from toxicity of drugs, embolic glomerulitis, vascular diseases, or chronic glomerular nephritis.

hematuria

the discharge of blood in the urine. The urine may be slightly blood tinged, grossly bloody, or a smoky brown color.

enzootic hematuria
see enzootic hematuria.
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Asymptomatic miscroscopic hematuria may be slightly more prevalent in women, because they are more likely to harbor a silent urinary tract infection.
Demographic, epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory data for 15 patients with urogenital schistosomiasis acquired after bathing in the Cavu River, Corsica, France * Patient Year Previous Eosinophils, age, y exposed symptoms cells/[micro]L /sex ([dagger]) 12/M 2012 Urgency to urinate 210 12/M 2012 None 550 68/M 2012 Acute prostatitis 190 5/M 2011,2012, None 560 2013 64/M 1990-2013 Macroscopic 140 hematuria, hematospermia 57/M 1997, 1998, None ND 2006-2014 58/F 1997, 1998, Macroscopic 1,540 2006-2014 hematuria 37/M 2013 None 380 54/M 2011 None 110 60/F 2014 None 190 58/M 2011,2012, None 400 2013 11/F 2011,2012, Vaginal discharge 500 2013 39/M 1980-2013 Urolithiasis 40 29/M 2014 Hematospermia 130 10/M 2011 None 437 Patient No.
MCTLMPs are most often incidental findings, although patients may present with an abdominal mass, pain, mucusuria, hematuria, urgency, or umbilical discharge.
Under current guidelines, patients with hematuria must typically undergo a full urological workup to investigate the possibility of bladder cancer, with a corresponding increase in the overall clinical and financial burden of these patients on health care systems.
Our case involved a 52-year-old female presenting with new onset hematuria, who was found to have a bladder mass on follow-up imaging almost 2 years after diagnosis of pancreatic carcinoma.
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Algunas de las complicaciones que pueden aparecer son la micro-hematuria, padecida por casi todos los pacientes; la hematuria macroscopica que aparece en un 12% de los casos, la hemorragia que es la complicacion mas grave (para su control es imprescindible que el paciente guarde reposo vigilando la tension y el pulso, y supervisando la zona de puncion y el color de la orina).
Another possible cause of hematuria is kidney stones.
Asad Shahzad Hasan discussed Hematuria - The Red Flag Sign, and said condition associated with presence of blood in urine whether gross or microscopic must never be ignored by the person concerned as well as his or her family.