Gross hematuria pours out of the urethra from damage somewhere along the urinary system which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate (in men), urethra, and rarely the genitals.
Gross Hematuria, Microscopic Hematuria
Gross hematuria, microscopic hematuria, cloudy urine, and varying colors, and odors of urine, need the experience of urology specialists for accurate diagnosis of the cause, location, and degree of the urologic problem.[more]
Gross Hematuria, Bladder Symptoms
Gross hematuria may come from a cancer bladder tumor or a noncancerous bladder tumor so removal and pathology of the growths is essential to stop the spread of the carcinoma.
Gross hematuria is a medical term for visible bloody urine (sangre orina). Your urine could range from a pinkish to brownish to reddish in color such urinary symptoms are diagnosed by urology specialists. Blood in urine is often a symptom of an underlying urinary problem. Sometimes hematuria cannot be seen by the naked eye and is detected only during a routine urinalysis or by examining a urine sample under a microscope. This is called microscopic hematuria. Although the traces of microscopic blood in urine may be small, it could still mean you have a serious urinary problem that needs to be addressed.
Most people are alarmed when they see reddish or pink urine, or even blood clots in urine, because it could be a sign of a serious medical condition. However, blood in urine causes may be corrected with urologic surgery. Gross hematuria is common right after prostate surgery such the different prostate cancer surgery (cancer de prostata) procedures including an open radical prostatectomy, da Vinci prostatectomy, prostate radiation seeds, and prostate cryosurgery. Prostate symptoms (sintomas prostata) such as gross hematuria and urinary retention can appear after a prostate exam such as a prostate biopsy. Gross hematuria may be present after a kidney surgery for a kidney mass from renal cell carcinoma, kidney stones treatment, or pyeloplasty. Bladder surgery for cancer bladder invasion, and prolapse surgery for a dropped bladder often has the bladder symptoms of gross hematuria or microscopic hematuria immediately following it.
Gross hematuria is generally not one of the testicular cancer symptoms or erectile dysfunction causes. Penis surgery for penis cancer or a penis implant can cause initial gross hematuria for a short period. Prior to any urologic surgery our urology specialists would inform you to any post-surgical symptoms that may occur. High blood pressure which may cause microscopic hematuria is one of the impotence causes that may lead to penile surgery for a penile prosthesis.
Gross hematuria, stress incontinence, burning urination, and frequent urination are common symptoms of cystitis, which is an inflammation of the bladder that results from recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs). The presence of bacteria in the urine, can also lead to UTIs. Other causes of blood in urine include cancer of the bladder, which could cause bladder blood clots that pass with the urine.
Medicines, such as laxatives and muscle relaxants, can also discolor your urine. An injury to the urinary system can also cause bleeding to occur. Ingesting foods, such as rhubarb, blueberries, blackberries, beets, and fava beans, may discolor your urine, and be mistaken for gross hematuria. You can differentiate between a harmless discoloration and gross hematuria by evaluating any other urinary symptoms that are appearing, such as cloudy urine, painful or frequent urination, fever, and back pain.
Gross hematuria needs to be evaluated as soon as you see it. Our urologists at Urology Specialists Dr. Edward Gheiler, the founder of Urology Specialists, and Dr. Fernando Bianco, the Chief of Robotic Surgery, have years of experience dealing with prostate, kidney, bladder, testicular, and erectile dysfunction conditions, including cancer. Our large international Urology Specialists Florida center is involved in clinical research trials and natural medicine holistic procedures and treatments. They are highly trained to determine if the cause of the blood is related to an injury, an infection, or cancer. Remember that gross hematuria is a common occurrence following urologic surgery which includes open surgery, laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery, cryosurgery, and radiation seed implant surgery. If you have been experiencing gross hematuria, click here to make an appointment with one of our urologists today.
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