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Blood in Urine Causes & Risks


In some cases, the cause of hematuria is never found. The list of known causes is lengthy, some more common causes include:

Risk Factors

Kidney Stones Can Cause Microscopic Hematuria

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A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition.

  • Smoking
  • Medications (eg, certain antibiotics and pain medications)
  • Radiation of the pelvis (for cancer treatment)
  • Acute or chronic urinary tract infection
  • Recent upper respiratory tract infection
  • Family history of kidney problems

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2024 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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