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What to know about blood in urine (hematuria) in females
Blood in Urine (Hematuria) Causes, Treatments, and Symptoms - American Kidney Fund (AKF)
Bladder cancer can often be found early because it causes blood in the urine or other urinary symptoms that cause a person to see a health care provider. In most cases, blood in the urine called hematuria is the first sign of bladder cancer. There may be enough blood to change the color of the urine to orange, pink, or, less often, dark red. Sometimes, the color of the urine is normal but small amounts of blood are found when a urine test urinalysis is done because of other symptoms or as part of a general medical check-up. Blood may be present one day and absent the next, with the urine remaining clear for weeks or even months. But if a person has bladder cancer, at some point the blood reappears. Usually, the early stages of bladder cancer when it's small and only in the bladder cause bleeding but little or no pain or other symptoms.
Hematuria (Blood in the Urine)
Hematuria refers to the presence of blood in the urine. Some causes are specific to, or more likely to affect, females. In this article, we discuss the possible causes of blood in the urine in females. We also discuss when to visit a doctor, diagnosis, treatment options, and what blood in the urine can mean for children. Hematuria can occur when part of the urinary tract, which includes the kidneys, bladder, and ureters, sustains damage or becomes irritated.
The urinary tract includes. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist. They are located just below the rib cage, one on each side of the spine. Every day, the kidneys filter about to quarts of blood to produce about 1 to 2 quarts of urine, composed of wastes and extra fluid. Children produce less urine than adults.