When should I contact my doctor?

Blood in the urine should never be ignored. It is very important to contact your doctor or healthcare provider if you see blood in your urine or if you have other symptoms related to hematuria.

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


  • 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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