Hematuria refers to the presence of red blood cells in the urine. In most cases, the urine should appear normal to the naked eye; however, upon inspection under a microscope, a high number of red blood cells can be seen in the urine. In some severe cases of Hematuria, the urine can appear red or even darker, resembling the color of cola. There are several conditions that can lead to hematuria and fortunately, most of them are not serious. In some people, exercising can lead to temporary hematuria (which disappears within 24 hours). Some people have even experienced hematuria blood in urine, without any apparent related problem. However, at times Hematuria could be caused by a serious condition like bleeding, a tumor, injury or inflammation in the Urinary Tract. Therefore, it is important to consult a doctor, in case you notice symptoms of blood in urine, as going through proper Hematuria treatment may be necessary.
Treatment for Blood in Urine
Hematuria treatment depends mainly on its underlying cause. At times, treating it may not even be required, if there is no serious condition that is causing it. Home remedies for hematuria are limited to making dietary changes. Some of the recommendations include:
An increase in the consumption of bitter gourd. Bitter gourd can be eaten either every day, in the natural form, or in the pill form. Some people prefer drinking the extracted juice of bitter gourd.
Mix some pumpkin, with sugar cane juice and drink the mixture, to recover from hematuria at a faster pace.
Drinking pomegranate juice everyday can be very helpful in recovering from hematuria.
Include a moderate amount of meat soup in your diet. However, the soup should be mild, that is, without any oil and spices, as they can aggravate the condition. This is also a beneficial hematuria treatment.
Drinking cranberry juice as a hematuria treatment can help your body recover from a bladder infection at a faster rate. This remedy is useful, in case the bleeding is caused by such conditions.
Coconut water, mixed with spinach juice, is considered a safe diuretic, which helps in curing bladder infections that may lead to the presence of blood in the urine.
Sip a concoction with a cup of boiling water, to which a teaspoon of lemon juice has been added. You can allow the mixture to cool a bit, before sipping it. For best results drink the concoction throughout the day, at two-hour intervals.
While the remedies mentioned above may alleviate the symptoms and help you recover faster, it is best that you consult a doctor when you seek hematuria treatment.
answered by G M on Aug 17, 2010, 4:48:08
Sounds like you have a UTI. I currently have hematuria except they think it was due to a vein being split, however there was no pain. If there is pain when you have hematuria you either have a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) or you have gonorrhea or chlamydia. I however advise you to go to the doctor straight away as all of these are curable but you need anti biotics and the doctor will tell you the rest.
answered by J on Aug 2, 2009, 3:25:49
The condition you have described is medically known as hematuria. Hematuria means the presence of red blood cells in urine, and thereby causing discoloration of urine. While microscopic hematuria (traces of blood in urine) may go unnoticed, macroscopic hematuria (visible amount of blood in urine) can cause alarm. Hematuria may indicate problems of any of the organs that constitute the entire urinary tract, which may be kidney, ureter, bladder, prostate, or urethra. There can be multiple causes for getting blood in urine - urinary tract infection, bladder or kidney stone, enlarged prostate, kidney diseases, cancer, inherited disorders, kidney injury, medications, or even strenuous exercise. While some of the causes of hematuria are easily treatable and are of non-serious type, some others are much more risky and may need immediate medical attention. Most cases of hematuria are found benign and do not pose any health risk, however hematuria might also indicate some other underlying ailment in the body. It is, therefore, advisable to consult a medical practitioner to determine the exact cause of blood in urine.
There are not many home remedies for treating hematuria. There are only some dietary recommendations for dealing with hematuria. Bitter gourd is recommended heavily in daily diet. So are drumsticks and green bananas. White pumpkin mixed with sugarcane juice is also considered helpful for a faster recovery. Pomegranate juice is another helpful addition to the diet. Moderate amount of meat soup can be included in the diet as well.
If the blood in urine is due to a bladder infection, you can also try the following dietary practices. Drink cranberry juice to deal with the infection. Drink a cup of radish leaf juice daily for two weeks. Spinach juice mixed with coconut water is a safe diuretic and is helpful for treating bladder infection. A lemon juice concoction can also be tried. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to a cupful of boiling water and sip this mixture when cooled. Drink this concoction the whole day after every two hours.
If you wish to go for homeopathic treatment, terebinthina, a homeopathic drug, is considered helpful for treating hematuria and other renal problems.
Some other steps need to be taken alongside for dealing with hematuria. Drink plenty of fluids and take rest if you suffer from hematuria. Do not hold back when you feel like urinating; it puts pressure on your bladder. Stop smoking and drinking alcohol when you are identified with hematuria. Also avoid hot and spicy food as they may further aggravate the condition. Desist from sexual activities during the course of treatment.