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The Useen Symptoms of Hematuria

Welcome to the Kidney Clinic of North Florida! As part of our ongoing commitment to better kidney health, discussing commonly misunderstood symptoms like hematuria helps keep our patients informed and in control of their health. In simple terms, hematuria is the presence of blood in urine, and while it may sound alarming, knowledge of the symptom and its early detection can mean the difference between a non-harmful condition and something more serious. Led by our experienced renal experts, Dr. Gaurav Tandon and Dr. Vishesh Puri, we promote preventative measures and early intervention in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Importance of Early Detection

Often unnoticed, hematuria can be an ‘unseen symptom’ only detected during routine medical checkups. Dr. Tandon and Dr. Puri emphasize that early detection is vital. Why is this? Blood in the urine can indicate various health issues ranging from urinary tract infections to kidney diseases. Identifying and treating these underlying causes early can dramatically improve patient outcomes.

Why Does Hematuria Occur?

Hematuria can result from numerous causes. The presence of blood in the urine can indicate something as harmless as excessive exercise or as serious as kidney or bladder cancer. Other common causes include kidney stones, trauma, urinary tract infections, and a side effect of taking certain medications. An appointment with a kidney specialist is the best way to ascertain the cause.

Recognizing the Symptoms

Apart from visible blood in urine, other symptoms may include frequent urination, pain during urination, lower abdomen pain, and back pain. If you experience any of these symptoms, we highly recommend that you seek medical advice immediately. Remember, kidney health matters!

Diagnosing Hematuria

In diagnosing hematuria, Dr. Gaurav Tandon, Dr. Vishesh Puri, and our expert team conduct thorough physical exams, urinary tests, and imaging tests. Sometimes, a cystoscopy (looking into the bladder with a small camera) is necessary. At the Kidney Clinic of North Florida, it’s our mission to provide accurate and efficient diagnosis. 

Hematuria Treatments Options

Treatment for hematuria is tailored according to the cause. This can range from simple antibiotics for a urinary tract infection to more involved options such as surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy for kidney or bladder cancer. Rest assured, our Jacksonville clinic offers state-of-the-art care to support your journey.

Schedule a Consultation

Recognizing and understanding Hematuria is crucial in maintaining kidney health. Please contact us at the Kidney Clinic of North Florida by filling out an online contact form if you have any questions about Hematuria, or to book an appointment with Dr. Tandon or Dr. Puri. Our commitment is to help Jacksonville’s community thrive, one healthy kidney at a time.

 

Nephrologist & Owner Physician Nephrologist at Kidney Clinic of North Florida PLLC | + posts

Dr. Gaurav Tandon is a Nephrologist and Owner Physician Nephrologist at Kidney Clinic of North Florida PLLC. He has a decade of experience treating all kidney-related diseases. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals and provides high-quality and certified care.

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