Microscopic Hematuria | Overview


What is microscopic hematuria?

"Microscopic" means something is so small that it can only be seen through a special tool called a microscope. "Hematuria" means blood in the urine. So, if you have microscopic hematuria, you have red blood cells in your urine, but you can't see the blood when you urinate.


Evaluation of Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults by TR Thaller, M.D. and LP Wang, M.D. (American Family Physician September 15, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/990915ap/1143.html)

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Created: 09/00