Clearly visible and microscopic hematuria (blood in the urine) requires evaluation. The upper urinary tract should be imaged, and cystoscopy should be done if there is hematuria in the absence of infection. A comprehensive evaluation is necessary entailing of upper tract (kidneys and ureters) imaging, cystoscopy and urine cytology.
Clair E. Cox, MD
Location and Office HoursUniversity Of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN 38163
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- United Healthcare
- Baptist Rehabilitation Hospital Germantown
- Memphis VA Medical Center
- Methodist University Hospital
- Regional Medical Center at Memphis
What test should be performed if I have blood in my urine?
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What is glomerulonephritis?
Glomerulonephritis is a kidney disorder that causes inflammation in the small blood vessels of the kidney (renal capillaries). It interferes with the kidney's ability to remove waste products from the blood.
Glomerulonephritis can be caused by an infection, such as strep throat, or may be a complication of an autoimmune disease, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms may include blood and protein in the urine and swelling (edema).
Treatment of glomerulonephritis includes medicines, such as antibiotics and corticosteroids. Untreated glomerulonephritis can cause severe chronic kidney disease.
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What pelvic floor disorders can affect women?
May Wakamatsu, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answeredAn estimated 40% of women who give birth vaginally go on to develop one or more of the problems collectively known as pelvic floor disorders. These include stress incontinence, overactive bladder, uterine prolapse (in which the uterus drops out of its normal position), cystocele (in which the bladder bulges into the vagina), rectocele (in which the rectum bulges into the vagina), and fecal incontinence. These disorders often grow worse over time, requiring surgical repair in at least 11% of women over all.
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