- Blood in the urine. Hematuria may or may not be accompanied by pain, but it is always abnormal and should be further investigated. Painful hematuria can be caused by a number of disorders, including infections and stones in the urinary tract. Painless hematuria can also be due to many causes, including cancer. See also hematuria, gross; microhematuria.
* * *- Egyptian h. SYN: schistosomiasis haematobium.- endemic h. SYN: schistosomiasis haematobium.- false h. SYN: pseudohematuria.- gross h. the presence of blood in the urine in sufficient quantity to be visible to the naked eye.- initial h. the presence of blood only in the first fraction of voided urine, usually indicating a urethral or prostatic source of bleeding.- painful h. h. associated with dysuria, usually indicating the coexistence of infection, trauma, calculi, or foreign bodies within the lower urinary tract.- renal h. h. resulting from extravasation of blood into the glomerular spaces, or tubules, or pelves of the kidneys.- terminal h. the presence of blood only in the last fraction of voided urine, usually indicating a prostatic source of bleeding.- total h. blood throughout all fractions of the voided urine, commonly indicating an upper or mid-urinary tract source of bleeding.
* * *he·ma·tu·ria or chiefly Brit hae·ma·tu·ria .hē-mə-'t(y)u̇r-ē-ə n the presence of blood or blood cells in the urine
* * *he·ma·tu·ria (he″mə-) (hem″ə-tuґre-ə) [hemat- + -uria] blood (erythrocytes) in the urine; called also erythrocyturia.
Medical dictionary. 2011.