Haematuria is the presence of blood in the urine and is often considered a symptom of a serious health problem. This condition can occur for many different reasons, from urinary tract infections to kidney diseases. Hematuria can be managed and controlled with early diagnosis and treatment. In this article we have written for you, we will give general information about haematuria and try to answer questions about the causes, symptoms and how this condition should be handled.
What is Blood in Urine (Haematuria)?
Haematuria refers to the presence of blood cells in the urine. There are two different types of haematuria: microscopic and macroscopic. Microscopic haematuria is the presence of blood cells in the urine that are not visible to the eye but can be detected under a microscope. Macroscopic haematuria is the presence of blood in the urine that is visible to the naked eye and can cause the urine to be pink, red or brown in color.
What Causes Blood in Urine (Haematuria)?
Haematuria can occur for various reasons. Urinary tract infections, kidney infections, kidney stones, kidney diseases, prostate enlargement, kidney or bladder cancer and urinary tract trauma are among the conditions that can cause haematuria. In addition, some medications, intense exercise and some genetic diseases can also cause blood in the urine.
What are the Symptoms of Hematuria?
Symptoms of haematuria may vary depending on the underlying causes. Apart from the presence of blood in the urine, other symptoms accompanying haematuria are briefly as follows;
- Pain or burning sensation during urination,
- Frequent need to urinate,
- Difficulty urinating,
- Bad odour of urine,
- Pain in the abdomen, back or groin area,
- Fever and chills (in case of infection),
It is important for people experiencing symptoms of haematuria to consult a healthcare professional for examination. Early diagnosis plays a critical role in treating the underlying cause and preventing complications related to haematuria.
How is haematuria diagnosed?
Haematuria is the presence of blood in the urine and can occur due to many different causes. In order to diagnose haematuria, the patient’s complaints, medical history and physical examination results are evaluated. Then, the definitive diagnosis is reached with various laboratory and imaging tests.
Firstly, the patient’s complaints and medical history are carefully examined. Symptoms such as pain, discoloration of urine, frequent urination, fever and other health problems experienced by the patient are taken into consideration. Factors such as previous urinary tract infections, kidney stones, trauma, and family history may also be the cause of haematuria.
During the physical examination, the doctor checks for tenderness or masses in the areas where the kidneys and urinary tract are located. In addition, examination of the genital area is also important to detect infections or other abnormalities that may be the cause of haematuria.
Laboratory tests play an important role in the diagnosis of haematuria. Urinalysis and urine culture are performed to detect the presence of blood, infection or other abnormalities in the urine. I In addition, blood tests help assess kidney function and show signs of kidney disease.
Imaging tests help determine the cause of haematuria. Ultrasonography is a common imaging method that evaluates the structure and function of the kidneys and urinary tract. Kidney stones, tumors and other abnormalities can be detected by ultrasonography. Computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used for more detailed examinations.
How is haematuria treated?
Treatment of haematuria varies depending on the determination of the underlying cause and the general health status of the patient. While urinary tract infections are treated with antibiotics; kidney stones can be treated with painkillers and increased water intake. If the stones are very large or block the urinary tract, they can be crushed by methods such as shock wave lithotripsy or endoscopic stone crushing.
In the case of haematuria caused by kidney disease, treatment depends on the severity and type of disease. Medications, dietary changes and treatments to support kidney function can be applied. In case of kidney failure, dialysis or kidney transplantation may be required.
In cases of cancer-related haematuria, cancer treatment methods such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy are applied. Symptom-relieving treatments can also be used to reduce or stop haematuria.
What is the Course of Haematuria?
The course of haematuria varies depending on the underlying cause and the treatment applied. Hematuria caused by simple causes such as urinary tract infections usually resolves in a short time with antibiotic treatment. Kidney stones and other more complex conditions may cause the treatment process to take longer and the symptoms of haematuria to persist for longer.
In the case of chronic and serious conditions such as kidney disease or cancer, the course of haematuria is more variable and the treatment process may be longer. These conditions may lead to recurrence of haematuria symptoms and patients may need regular follow-up and treatment.
In summary, the course and treatment of haematuria is closely related to the identification of the underlying cause and the application of appropriate treatment methods. Early diagnosis and effective treatment can positively affect the course of haematuria and improve the quality of life of patients.
Hematuria Treatment Prices in Turkey
Turkey has managed to announce its name to the world with its investments and studies in the field of health. Especially the latest technological devices used in diagnosis and treatment procedures have been a beacon of hope for many diseases. However, there has been an increase in health tourism in Türkiye.
- Hospitals are large, clean, spacious and fully equipped in terms of technological equipment.
- Turkish doctors are specialized, successful, and skilled in their fields.
- Nurses and carers are friendly and compassionate.
- Finding answers to the questions asked quickly and accurately.
- Patience and understanding of all staff, including the intermediary company dealing with the patient.
- Turkey offers holiday opportunities with its natural and historical beauties.
- Easy transportation.
- Diagnosis, treatment, accommodation, eating, drinking, dressing, and holiday needs can be met at affordable prices.
Such situations are shown among the reasons for preference. Hematuria Treatment Prices in Turkey
We can see that patients and relatives of patients who want to come to Turkey are doing research. However, it would not be right to give clear price information at this stage. Many factors such as the type of disease, stage, diagnosis process, treatment process, and stay in Türkiye affect the price issue. If you want to get more detailed price information, you can contact us. In addition, if you come to Turkey for treatment through us, we can facilitate your visa application process with the invitation letter sent by us to the consulate.
Prof.Dr. Ergün Dağlıoğlu (Eğitim Görevlisi), Beyin Cerrahı, Beyin Ve Sinir Cerrahisi