1. What are the causes of presence of blood in urine?
When blood is present in urine the condition is known as haematuria. Blood may be present in urine due to the following reasons: an infection in the urinary tract, Kidney stone, enlarged prostate, presence of urinary catheter, heavy exercise and family history of kidney disease.
2. Is it a serious condition?
Although throat infection is not a serious condition if treated appropriately on time, it may lead to serious outcomes due to negligence and delay in the treatment.
3. How is the condition diagnosed?
The diagnosis of the sickle cell anaemia is done by carrying out a blood test. The test is known as haemoglobin electrophoresis in which the pathologist determines the type of haemoglobin. If you have sickle cell anaemia, then the haemoglobin appears sickle-shaped (like the letter C) in the examination. Diagnostic tests to find out the presence of genes for sickle cell anaemia are also available.
4. Who should I consult for blood in urine?
You can visit your family doctor if you have any symptoms. After some initial tests, your doctor will recommend you to visit a urologist, if needed. The urologist can carry out the further evaluation of your problem.
5. Is it normal to have blood in urine if I have a urinary catheter?
If you have a urinary catheter, it is common to experience bleeding in the urine bag, if the catheter is inserted after a prostate surgery, a kidney stone removal surgery or any other kidney-related surgical procedure, you may see some small blood clots in the urine after a prostate surgery. However, if you see bigger clots, you should report the doctor.