Blood in the urine is called "hematuria" and can indicate
quite severe problems.
Bleeding can arise within the urinary system in areas
such as the kidneys, bladder, prostate or other parts of the urinary tract.
Blood in urine may appear as reddening or darkened urine or other urine color changes
such as smoky, orangish or pinkish hues.
Streaks of blood may also appear in the urine.
Bleeding must be distinguished from other causes of urine discoloration
or urine color changes.
The appearance of blood in the urine or any urine color changes
needs prompt professional medical investigation. ...more »
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Article Excerpts about Hematuria
Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells
(RBCs) in the urine.
(Source: excerpt from Hematuria (Blood in the Urine): NIDDK)
Definitions of Hematuria:
A condition in which free hemoglobin is found in the urine. --2004
- (Source - Diseases Database)
The presence of blood in the urine; often a symptom of urinary tract disease
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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