Blood in the urine can be a sign of kidneys disease or another part of your urinary tract. The medical name for blood in the urine is hematuria. There are two types of hematuria:

  • When you can see the blood in your urine, it is called gross hematuria. The urine is pink or red-coloured.
  • When you cannot see the blood in your urine without looking at it under a microscope, it is called microscopic hematuria. This will be a finding when the urine is investigated in the laboratory.
Last modified
12 March 2020
13945-1 Erythrocytes in Urine sediment by high power field
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Alport Syndrome

Alport syndrome is a hereditary renal disease, glomerulonephritis, resulting in renal failure. In addition, there is often (sensorineural) deafness and a congenital anomaly of the eye,...