Blood in the Urine Treated by Mercy's Urology Specialists

Urology at Mercy - Baltimore

Patients throughout the Baltimore region seek the expertise of The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center. Our team of urologists covers a broad range of urologic disorders and diseases including bladder, prostate and kidney cancers. We can help diagnose the underlying cause of blood in the urine.  

About the Condition

For most people, seeing blood in their urine (medically called hematuria) can be alarming, but common activities like strenuous exercise or taking certain drugs or eating certain foods (which change the color of urine) can cause this condition. However, blood in the urine can also indicate more serious issues like an enlarged prostate, kidney or bladder infections or stones or kidney or bladder cancers, so it’s important to call the doctor when this occurs. 

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Symptoms & Diagnostic Process

People often think of blood as a deep red color, but blood in the urine can be red, pink, orange or brown.  When blood in the urine is identified, our doctors may do one or more of the following tests:

  • Urine test
  • Blood test
  • Imaging tests  (CT scan/MRI/ultrasound)
  • Cystoscopy
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Treatment Options

Treatment for blood in the urine will depend on what is found during the testing, and our doctors will prescribe a treatment for the issue when necessary. That may include antibiotics for infection, medication for enlarged prostate or shock wave (lithotripsy) treatment to break up stones. In some cases, no treatment is necessary.