How To Recognize the Painful and Painless Hematuria?

Q:
How to recognize the painful and painless hematuria?

A:
Hematuria is the existence of red blood cells in the urine. It can be seen by eyes. Visible hematuria causes brown or red discoloration of the urine. It can be painful or painless. So how do we recognize the painful and painless hematuria?

Actually, painful hematuria is often caused by:

  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Kidney infections
  • Urinary frequency and urgency
  • Painful urination

Painless hematuria is usually caused by:

  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Painless urination

Painless hematuria usually appears on the male over 35 years old who has the history of smoking. It is also genetic. Almost 90% people who has kidney or bladder cancer will find visible blood in the urine at the beginning.

Children may also have the disease.

Keywords: painful hematuria; painless hematuria.

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