Blood in the Urine
Blood in the urine is itself a symptom rather than a disease. The appearance of the urine is usually not a clue as to the cause.
- In gross hematuria, the urine appears pinkish, red, or smoky brown (like cola or tea). There may be small blood clots. The amount of blood in the urine does notindicate the seriousness of the condition.
- In microscopic hematuria, the urine appears normal.
Many people with hematuria have no other symptoms. Other symptoms are related to the underlying cause of the bleeding.
- Pain in the flank (side of the body between the ribs and the hips), back, lower belly(abdomen), or groin
- Burning sensation or pain when urinating (dysuria)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Weight loss
- Decreased appetite
Kidney stones: Not all people with kidney stones have all of these symptoms.
- Pain, often severe, in the flank, back, or lower abdominal pain that may radiateto the groin area. In men, the pain will often radiate into the scrotum.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Usually a normal temperature
- Frequent urination
- Burning sensation with urination
- Restlessness: constant moving around (writhing) to find relief from pain
Urinary tract infection: Symptoms may be similar to those of kidney stones.