In some scenarios, hematuria is due to an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
BPH is more common among older men and it may result in symptoms like persistent need to urinate, difficulty urinating, and gross or microscopic hematuria.
Note that prostatitis (infection of the prostate) may also trigger similar symptoms.
When to Seek Medical Help
The minute you experience hematuria or blood in urine, it’s time to seek medical help.
This is because hematuria should not be ignored, and any symptoms accompanying it should be reported to your doctor.
Blood in urine, which can be gross or microscopic, may be due to several reasons, like kidney stones, bladder infection, an enlarged prostate, taking certain medications, and kidney disease.
If you notice blood in urine, get in touch with your doctor as soon as you can. Hematuria should not be ignored and other symptoms that come along with it should be communicated with your physician.
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