What is hematuria?

Also known as: blood in the urine.

Red blood cells in the urine is known as hematuria and is quite common in children. Hematuria can be “gross”- that is obviously bloody, smokey or tea colored or “microscopic” which means the blood can only be seen under a microscope (it only requires investigation if present on three consecutive urine specimens).


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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