Blood in the urine (haematuria) can be an indicator of a number of health conditions. Sometimes blood is visible (macroscopic) and can be seen as a bright red colour in your urine, though it may also be brownish or reddish in colour. Other times, it is necessary to test the urine to identify it as it is not visible to the naked eye (microscopic).
A simple dipstick test (such as Sweet Cures “ UTI Test 5V® ) with 5 dedicated markers (protein, nitrites, pH, leukocytes and blood (haemolytic or not) is a useful home test.
Blood in the urine can be caused by something as simple as strenuous exercise, or it can be colouration from food and sometimes can indicate more serious illness.
Blood in the urine is more often than not caused by an infection that is easily treated; however, it is sometimes a sign of a more serious condition. Therefore, if you see or find blood in your urine, you should visit your GP as a priority.
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