Blood in the Urine (Hematuria)

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Experiencing blood in your urine can be a startling and concerning symptom, pointing to a range of possible health issues ranging from benign causes such as urinary tract infections to more severe conditions like kidney disease or cancers of the urinary system. Understanding the significance of hematuria and seeking prompt medical attention is crucial for early diagnosis and effective treatment.

With a focus on providing comprehensive care, Dr. Austen Slade ensures that patients understand the potential underlying conditions and the importance of prompt and accurate diagnosis for effective treatment.

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What Are the Common Causes of Blood in the Urine (Hematuria)?

Blood in the urine, or hematuria, indicates something might be wrong with your urinary tract or kidneys. The causes can vary widely in severity, from minor conditions that are easily treatable to more significant health concerns. Common triggers include urinary tract infections (UTIs), which can inflame the bladder and cause bleeding, and kidney stones, where hard mineral deposits form in the kidneys and irritate or block parts of the urinary tract.

An enlarged prostate often has friable veins on the surface which can bleed into the urine when irritated leading to hematuria. It's essential to recognize that blood in the urine can be an early indicator of more severe conditions, such as kidney disease or bladder cancers, kidney, or prostate cancers. Dr. Slade highlights the necessity of comprehensive diagnostic tests to accurately identify the cause of hematuria, ensuring that patients receive the most effective and appropriate treatment for their specific situation.

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Are There Certain Factors that Increase the Risk of Blood in the Urine (Hematuria)?

Age is a significant factor, especially for men over the age of 50, as the risk of an enlarged prostate and its complications, including hematuria, increases. Lifestyle choices, such as smoking or exposure to certain chemicals, can also elevate the risk of hematuria.

Individuals who suffer from chronic urinary tract infections or have a history of kidney stones are more likely to experience hematuria due to the recurrent stress and damage to these areas. A family history of kidney disease or cancer can predispose someone to blood in the urine, emphasizing the importance of early detection and management.

When Should You See Dr. Slade for BPH Symptoms?

Detecting blood in the urine should prompt an immediate consultation with Dr. Slade. The urgency escalates if you experience visible blood, persistent pain during urination, or additional worrying signs like severe side or back pain, which might suggest kidney stones or a more critical health issue.

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Dr. Slade provides a complete evaluation to diagnose the underlying cause accurately, combining expertise with compassionate care. His approach ensures that patients receive immediate attention and a detailed pathway from diagnosis to an effective treatment plan, prioritizing patient health and peace of mind at every step.

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Contact Boise Urologist Dr. Slade for Hematuria Treatment

If you're experiencing blood in your urine, consulting with an expert is essential. Dr. Austen Slade, Idaho's only Endo-urologist fellowship-trained surgeon, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, having trained under the guidance of renowned specialists James Lingaman, Marcelino Rivera, and Tim Large. For personalized and expert care in hematuria treatment, contact Dr. Slade today.

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