Helpful Information for Patients
Hematuria (Blood in Urine – seen or unseen)
What is Hematuria?
During routine tests, doctors may collect a sample of your urine for testing. If blood is found in the urine, it is referred to as hematuria.
Hematuria may also be referred to as gross hematuria if the blood can be seen with the naked eye, or microscopic hematuria if the blood is only detected using a microscope during the analysis of your urine sample.
What can cause Hematuria?
There are many reasons that cause blood to be found in the urine. However, most of these reasons are not a cause for concern. Occasionally, conditions found may include kidney stones or less common but importantly, urological cancers.
When should you see a doctor?
You should seek a doctor’s advice if the blood in your urine is visible with the naked eye as this can be caused by more serious conditions that may require medical intervention.
Alternatively, you should also speak to a doctor if you are unsure of what to do with the results of your urine tests. Your doctor would be able to further evaluate your results and identify the cause of your hematuria. This may not only help put your mind at ease but may also allow the treatment of any serious underlying medical problems.
What we can do to help
There are many services that we are able to provide to follow up on your hematuria. Common tests that we perform in addition to repeating your urine tests, includes looking for the presence of proteins or other markers. Additionally, we may also conduct tests that are not limited to: blood tests, imaging tests such as x-rays, CT scans, MRIs or use specialized scopes for investigation.
As the causes of hematuria are more than just a handful, we suggest that you drop us a message for us to ascertain the best course of action for you.
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Dr Colin Teo is a respected ex-founding Head of Urology Department with year’s of experience in minimally invasive key-hole surgery operating with precision surgical techniques and has trained many of his trainees and fellows. He did a Fellowship in EndoLaparoscopy and Andrology in St James’s Hospital in Leeds, UK, and was sponsored for a Senior Healthcare Medical Development Program (HMDP) in Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery in University of Southern California (USC) Keck Hospital in Los Angeles, USA.
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