Who is at risk for hematuria?

People who are most likely to have blood in their urine are those with existing diseases that are known to cause hematuria, such as the ones listed in the section related to causes of hematuria. However, certain actions may increase a person’s chances of having blood in their urine. These include:

  • Smoking
  • Overuse of pain medications
  • Exposure to certain chemicals
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Running or jogging for long distances

Avoiding these actions may decrease the chances of having blood in your urine.

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