1. What are the causes of presence of blood in urine?
The presence of blood in urine can be attributed to the following reasons:
- Urinary tract stones
- Kidney disease
- Enlarged prostate
- Renal infections, cancer
- Medication-induced cause
2. Is it a serious condition?
Throat infections can be easily treated with antibiotics, painkillers and home remedies. Some throat conditions caused by bacteria, such as streptococcus, can cause complications if not treated with proper medications.
3. How is the condition diagnosed?
The following methods are used in the diagnosis of sickle cell anemia:
- A thorough assessment of medical history
- Physical examination
- Blood tests – sickle solubility tests, blood films
- Haemoglobin electrophoresis
4. Who should I consult for blood in urine?
A urologist should be consulted for blood in urine. An internal medicine doctor may also be consulted.
5. Is it normal to have blood in urine if I have a urinary catheter?
It is normal to have hematuria if you have a urinary catheter as it can occur due to trauma during insertion of catheter. However if bleeding persists, then it needs to be further investigated.