So, if you have microscopic hematuria, you have red blood cells in your urine. Most of the time, you will not have any symptoms of microscopic hematuria. Sometimes you may feel a burning sensation when you urinate. Or you may feel the urge to urinate more often than usual.
See related patient information handout on the causes of painful urination , written by the author of this article. Bacterial cystitis is the most common bacterial infection occurring in women. Thirty percent of women will experience at least one episode of cystitis during their lifetime. About one third of patients presenting with symptoms of cystitis have upper urinary tract infections.
Is sexual intercourse a significant cause of haematuria?
Several different conditions and diseases can cause hematuria. These include infections, kidney disease, cancer, and rare blood disorders. Any blood in the urine can be a sign of a serious health problem, even if it happens only once. Ignoring hematuria can lead to the worsening of serious conditions like cancer and kidney disease, so you should talk to your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor can analyze your urine and order imaging tests to determine the cause of the hematuria and create a plan for treatment.