The finding of blood in the urine is very common. It may be visible to the naked eye (gross hematuria) or only seen with microscopic examination (microscopic hematuria). There are many causes of hematuria:

Urinary infection

Enlarged prostate

Kidney or bladder stones

Prostate infection

Kidney disease

Kidney trauma

Bladder cancer

Kidney cancer

Blood thinners

Your Athens Area Urology urologist will perform a thorough evaluation to identify the cause of your hematuria. Only 2 or 3 patients out of 100 with microscopic hematuria will have a malignancy. Gross hematuria has a much higher risk of coming from a cancer.

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