In some cases, there may be other symptoms with hematuria. These other symptoms will depend on the underlying condition that is causing the hematuria. For example, if a urinary tract infection is the cause, your child may have to urinate often. There may also be a burning feeling during urination.
Call your child's doctor if you see blood in the urine.
You will be asked about your child’s symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done.
Tests to look for infections and signs of kidney trouble may include:
Urine tests—to confirm the presence of blood and look for protein, bacteria, or cancer cells in the urine
Blood tests—to check how well the kidneys are functioning and to look for conditions that cause hematuria
Your child's doctor may also need to look at the kidneys and urinary tract. Imaging tests may include:
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