Red Urine

Kidney Health Care - David Mangusan Jr, PTRP

When your urine is reddish, pinkish in color, it may mean that you have hematuria. In hematuria, the urine contains red blood cells (RBCs)—the most abundant cells in the blood.

There are several health problems that can cause hematuria and most of them are not serious. Sometimes, the urine may be tainted with blood after performing strenuous exercises that usually goes away in 24 hours. In some cases, hematuria may be a sign of a more serious problem, such as a tumor or a large kidney stone passing through the urinary tract.

When you are having constantly red urine, it is wise to consult a health care professional so that the cause of hematuria can be found.

Your doctor would likely ask about your medical history and perform several diagnostic tests to know about the underlying cause.

Treatment of hematuria depends on what causes it. If no serious condition is causing your urine to have reddish tinge, no treatment may be necessary.

Learn more about hematuria on our Hematuria Page.

Page Last Revised: November 22, 2010

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