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Hematuria – blood in urine.

Hematuria – blood in urine.

Medical Information, Surgery
Hematuria is the presence of Red blood (blood) cells in urine. Remember, consider presence of blood in urine in women during their menses as false positive. Causes Traumatic – accidents, injury to the pelvic region and during catheterization. Never catheterize in hematuria since it passes through prostatic vessels and the patient can further bleed clots. Tumors as one of the most common causes of hematuria. Transisitional cell carcinoma accounts for 95% of the cases. Drugs such as warfarin, heparin and aspirin interfere with clotting. Bleeding disorders such as haemophilia A and B, von will brand disease etc. Infections such as urinary tract infection, bilharzia and schistosomiasis. Some causes are idiopathic meaning are not known. Remember that rifampicin drug