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All you need to know about Recurrent and persistent hematuria

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Persistent and recurring blood in the urine is called Hematuria which causes a brownish or reddish discoloration of the urine.


Hematuria is a popular ailment which is prevalent in almost 30% of the adult population [1]


- It requires a proper medical diagnosis
- Lab tests and imaging might be required
- It can be treated by a medical practitioner
- They are usually caused due to infections, kidney stones, cancer, kidney disease, enlarged prostate, and certain medications.


Depending on the causative health disorder, the blood in urine might be visible in small amounts or invisible to the naked eye. A doctor must be consulted immediately after spotting blood in the urine. If it is recurrent and persistent, it could imply serious underlying problems.


Symptoms


On the basis of the causal health ailment, the symptoms might vary.


Recurrent and persistent hematuria could be an indicator of several underlying health problems. These include:
- Reversal of urine due to a blockage (obstructive uropathy)
- An inflamed or irritated urethra (Urethritis)
- Bladder stones
- A sudden and serious infection in the kidneys
- Kidney Cancer
- Reactive Arthritis
- Bright’s Disease
- Certain medications
- Kidney stones
- An enlargement of the prostate (benign)
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Preeclampsia
- Leukemia
- A hereditary kidney problem such as Polycystic Kidney Disease
- A rapid swelling in the prostate (Acute Prostatitis)
- Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter
- Chronic Prostatitis



Treatment


Self-care: Drink a lot of fluids to prevent infections and practice good hygiene. Avoid excess sodium intake and smoking.


Medication: Your doctor might prescribe medicines to you as per the requirements.


Specialists: A professional practitioner or a urologist can order a CT scan, cystoscopy, etc. after a physical examination to find the reason for hematuria. mfine caters to different areas of health issues and the perfect course of treatment can be chosen according to your requirements.

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