Blood in Urine Treatment Near Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Simoncini and Dr. Shaba are board-certified urologists providing the highest quality of care to patients throughout Tempe, Scottsdale, and Mesa, AZ. They can identify the cause of your hematuria (blood in urine) and discuss your treatment options. To schedule an appointment at our urology clinic in Gilbert, AZ, please call today!

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What Is Hematuria?

Hematuria is a symptom associated with a number of both common and uncommon conditions of the urinary system. The medical term “hematuria” is used whenever an individual has blood in their urine. This symptom may present itself visually, or it can also exist in microscopic quantities that may only be identified during laboratory testing.

What Causes Blood In Urine?

Although it is possible for hematuria to be a result of a serious medical condition such as kidney or bladder cancer, most often, blood in the urine is brought about by one of the following minor causes and conditions:

How Is Hematuria Diagnosed?

Individuals who notice the appearance of blood in their urine should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. Even though the cause of your hematuria is unlikely to be a serious threat to your health, it is still a symptom that should be corrected immediately.

If the blood is undetectable to the eye, then a urine sample will need to be collected and tested to determine if there is in fact blood in the person’s urine. This test is very simple and can often be performed at our urology clinic in a matter of minutes.

How Is Hematuria Treated?

The patient’s urine sample will be checked for the presence of more than just blood. This standard test also looks for the presence of protein within the urine, as this can provide additional insight that can lead to a definitive diagnosis.

If protein is found within the individual’s urine, then there is an increased likelihood for their hematuria to be caused by kidney disease. This is due to the fact that properly functioning kidneys will filter out any proteins from the urine before it is expelled from the body.

Those who do not have protein in their urine can still be suffering from a complication of the kidneys but will need further testing to diagnose the cause of their hematuria.

It is also possible for blood to appear within a person’s urine and never be linked to an exact cause.  Dr. Simoncini and Dr. Shaba will continue to routinely test a patient’s urine in this case, though if all results return to normal and no other symptoms are experienced, it is likely that the unidentified issue has been resolved on its own.

Additional Treatment for Hematuria

Those who continue to experience blood in their urine will typically complete additional tests and blood work until a source of their symptoms is found. From here it will be necessary to treat the original cause of the individual’s hematuria in order to effectively treat its associated symptoms as well.

Schedule a Consultation for Hematuria Treatment in Gilbert, AZ Today!

If you notice signs of blood in your urine or have questions about diagnostic testing and other details about hematuria, contact the urologists at Southeast Valley Urology. Please call (480) 924-7333 to schedule a consultation at our urology clinic in Gilbert, AZ.