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Have you ever used the bathroom and noticed redness in the toilet afterward? It can be a frightening sight to have blood in your urine, to say the least. However, you should not automatically assume the worst. Although you need to make an appointment with your doctor right away, there are several causes and treatments for this condition, which is known as hematuria. Keep reading to learn more about blood in urine.

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1. What is Hematuria?

Hematuria is a medical term used to describe blood in urine. There are two types of hematuria. Gross hematuria occurs when the naked eye can see that blood is present in the urine. Microscopic hematuria happens when blood cells are identified after examining the urine with a microscope.

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