How is hematuria diagnosed?

During the visit to your doctor, he or she will take a medical history and perform a physical examination. This will help your doctor to better understand your symptoms. Your doctor may order other tests. These tests may include:

  • Urinalysis: A test on a urine sample.
  • Urine culture: A urine test that checks for an infection.
  • Urine cytology: A urine test that checks for any abnormal appearing cells.
  • Cystoscopy: A test that uses a device called a cystoscope to look at the inside of the bladder and urethra.
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan: A test that uses X-rays and computers to make cross-sectional images of the abdomen and pelvis.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 06/13/2018.

References

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Hematuria (Blood in the Urine). Accessed 6/15/2018.
  • Meng MV, Stoller ML, Walsh TJ. Chapter 23. Urologic Disorders. In: Papadakis MA, McPhee SJ, Rabow MW, eds. CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2013. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2013.
  • Rao, P. K., Jones, J. S. (2008) How to evaluate 'dipstick hematuria': what to do before you refer. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine75, 227–233.

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