Urinary bleeding, also known as hematuria, is a condition in which blood is present in the urine. Hematuria can be caused by a variety of factors, including infection, inflammation, injury, or underlying medical conditions such as kidney disease or cancer.
There are two types of hematuria: gross hematuria, in which blood is visible to the naked eye and makes the urine appear red or brown, and microscopic hematuria, in which blood is only visible under a microscope.
If you experience urinary bleeding, it is important to seek medical attention promptly. Your healthcare provider will perform a physical exam and may order tests such as urine tests, blood tests, imaging studies, or a cystoscopy to help determine the cause of the bleeding.