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Blood in the Urine: Is It Dangerous?
13 Apr. 2016

blood in the urineHematuria (blood in the urine) in males develops due to the negative effects of certain factors – internal and external. There are two types of this condition – macroscopic (a visible presence of blood in the urine) and microscopic (it can be detected only on urine examination) hematuria.

Hematuria is more of a symptom rather than a separate disease. It is a serious warning sign that requires careful attention and if ignored, the disease causing it can lead to very dangerous complications. Once a man gets proper diagnosis and prescription, he can buy prescription drugs online.

So how does blood get into the urine? There are several options – from the ureters, kidneys, urethra or bladder. It is believed that there are quite many causes for this condition, including certain urinary disorders, some of them are more common and thus deserve special attention:

Inflammatory processes in the urogenital system accompanied by disturbed blood circulation. Such inflammation is often caused by an infection, when bacteria enter the bladder or prostate gland, and start multiplying there.
Kidney or bladder stones. They can start moving along the ureter and traumatize it, thus causing blood in the urine. The symptoms are unmistakable – they cause renal colic characterized by excruciating pain.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia. The prostate tissue starts growing, the gland becomes enlarged and gradually compresses the urethra causing urinary problems, such as difficulty urinating, pain during urination, hematuria, etc. The same symptoms can be associated with prostatitis.
Cancer of the prostate gland, bladder or kidney. Visible blood in the urine can be a symptom of advanced cancer. Such cancer, unfortunately, do not have any symptoms in the early stages.man at the doctor
Kidney pathologies. Polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, hemorrhagic cystitis and pyelonephritis can be accompanied by blood in the urine. Usually such conditions are characterized by severe pain in the small of the back, high blood pressure, fatigue, etc.
Inherited disorders such as Alport syndrome or sickle cell anemia can have hematuria as one of their symptoms.
Kidney injuries. Blood in the urine can be caused by an injury to the kidneys form contact sports or an accident.
• Medications. Such medications as sulfa-containing drugs, blood thinners (warfarin, heparin, aspirin-type preparations), penicillin and cyclophosphamide can provoke hematuria.

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