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What causes hematuria?

Dr. Jill Rabin
OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist)

Hematuria, or blood in the urine, almost always indicates an abnormality, unless atrophic vaginitis and cystitis (thinning of the vaginal and bladder tissues due to a lack of estrogen) is the culprit, or unless menstrual blood happens to accidentally get into the urine. Hematuria is generally caused by a bladder infection and is easily cured with the proper dosage of antibiotics.

Blood in the urine, however, may also indicate more severe problems, such as bladder cancer or kidney cancer. If you suspect blood in your urine, see a doctor immediately.

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