How is hematuria treated?

The treatment of hematuria depends strongly on the actual cause of blood in the urine. The information collected from the medical history, physical exam, and any test results will be used to determine the best treatment option.

For hematuria that is caused by a UTI, for example, a common treatment is the use of antibiotics. These antibiotics work to kill the bacteria causing the UTI, which should stop the bleeding.

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.

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy