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In medicine, hematuria, or haematuria, is the presence of red blood cells (erythrocytes) in the urine. It may be idiopathic and/orbenign, or it can be a sign that there is a kidney stone or a tumor in the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, prostate, and urethra), ranging from trivial to lethal. If white blood cells are found in addition to red blood cells, then it is a signal of urinary tract infection.

Occasionally "hemoglobinuria" is used synonymously, although more precisely it refers only to hemoglobin in the urine.


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Basic information:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/blood-in-urine/basics/definition/con-20032338 mayoclinic hematuria

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/urologic-disease/hematuria-blood-in-the-urine/pages/facts.aspx national institute for diabetes and digestive and kidney disorders hematuria (blood in the urine)

http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/blood-in-urine-causes#1 web md blood in urine (hematuria)

http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/microscopic-hematuria/causes-risk-factors.html family doctor microscopic hematuria

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/genitourinary-disorders/symptoms-of-genitourinary-disorders/isolated-hematuria merck manuals (professional version) isolated hematuria

https://labtestsonline.org/understanding/conditions/hematuria/ lab test online hematuria

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/haematuria-in-trauma/ life in the fast lane haematuria in trauma

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic-hematuria-blood-in-the-urine cleveland clinic hematuria

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003138.htm medline plus urine - bloody

http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/hematuria.html kids health hematuria

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/kidney_and_urinary_system_disorders/hematuria_blood_in_the_urine_85,p01479/ john hopkins medical library blood in the urine

https://www.healthychildren.org/english/health-issues/conditions/genitourinary-tract/pages/blood-in-urine-hematuria.aspx healthy children blood in urine (hematuria)

http://www.news-medical.net/health/what-is-hematuria.aspx news medical what is hematuria?

http://www.livestrong.com/article/383806-what-causes-blood-to-be-in-urine-after-exercising/ live strong what causes blood to be in urine after exercising?

https://www.verywell.com/hematuria-blood-in-urine-3300163 very well what to do when you find blood in the urine


Advanced information:

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/981898-overview medscape hematuria

http://www.medicinenet.com/blood_in_urine/article.htm medicine net blood in urine (hematuria)

http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/nephrology/evaluation-of-hematuria/ cleveland clinic hematuria

http://www.uptodate.com/contents/blood-in-the-urine-hematuria-in-adults-beyond-the-basics upto date patient education: blood in the urine (hematuria) in adults (beyond the basics)

http://www.healthcommunities.com/hematuria/overview-of-hematuria.shtml health communities hematuria

http://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0915/p1143.html evaluation of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria in adults by timothy r. Thaller, m.d., university of kansas medical center, kansas city, kansas lester p. Wang, m.d., valley urology center, renton, washington am fam physician. 1999 sep 15;60(4):1143-1152.

https://pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu/page/hematuria pediatric clerckship hematuria

http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=hematuria radiology info hematuria or blood in urine

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/blood_in_the_urine_hematuria/article_em.htm emedicine health blood in the urine

https://online.epocrates.com/diseases/31621/evaluation-of-gross-hematuria/diagnostic-approach epocrates evaluation of gross hematuria



https://www.hindawi.com/journals/crira/2016/8682040/ tomas mujo, erin priddy, john j. Harris, eric poulos, and mahmoud samman, “unique presentation of hematuria in a patient with arterioureteral fistula,” case reports in radiology, vol. 2016, article id 8682040, 5 pages, 2016. Doi:10.1155/2016/8682040

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2011/953686/ xiao-ming ying, peng wang, ben-shun yao, hai-yang gu, and quan-zhen xu, “hematuria after orthopedic tuina: a case report and brief review of literature,” evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine, vol. 2011, article id 953686, 3 pages, 2011. Doi:10.1155/2011/953686

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/au/2009/231861/ shahin abbaszadeh, saeed taheri, and mohammad hossein nourbala, “bladder tumor in women with microscopic hematuria: an iranian experience and a review of the literature,” advances in urology, vol. 2009, article id 231861, 5 pages, 2009. Doi:10.1155/2009/231861

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2484287 nielsen m, qaseem a, for the high value care task force of the american college of physicians. Hematuria as a marker of occult urinary tract cancer: advice for high-value care from the american college of physicians. Ann intern med. 2016;164:488-497. Doi:10.7326/m15-1496

https://ro-journal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13014-015-0351-6 hematuria following stereotactic body radiation therapy (sbrt) for clinically localized prostate cancer by marie k gurka et al., radiation oncology201510:44 doi: 10.1186/s13014-015-0351-6

http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/full/10.1148/rg.283075106 rare causes of hematuria associated with various vascular diseases involving the upper urinary tract by noriaki muraoka, md et al., may-june 2008 volume 28, issue 3doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/rg.283075106


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http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/urinary/how-treat-hematuria-cats pet md how to treat hematuria in cats

http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-diseases-conditions-a-z/hematuria-blood-urine-dogs-and-cats pet health network hematuria: blood in urine of dogs and cats


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