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Any time you have blood in the urine or other symptoms of urinary tract disease call your healthcare provider. If you cannot get in touch with your provider or get an appointment that day, go to a hospital emergency department.

Any time you have the combination of blood in the urine, fever, and flank pain, you should seek emergency medical care, because this may represent a severe infection in your kidney.

Self-Care at Home

If you have visible blood in your urine, do not attempt to treat yourself with home remedies . See a medical professional without delay.

If you have a urinary tract infection, you will take antibiotics for 3-14 days, depending on what part of the urinary tract is infected.

If you have kidney stones, be sure to drink plenty of liquids to help pass the stones and prevent other stones from forming. You may need to take pain relievers.



Follow-up is very important if you have blood in your urine.

  • Typically, you will go back to your health care provider in one to two weeks for a repeat analysis of your urine to make sure the hematuria has cleared up.
  • If bloody urine continues, you might need further testing or need to see a specialist (urologist).
  • You should drink plenty of water and take all medications as recommended if the hematuria is to go away.

Men older than 50 years of age for whom no definite cause is found should have yearly screening for prostate cancer.


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