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Hematuria is blood in your urine. Your urine may be bright red to dark brown.


Return to the emergency department if:

  • You have blood in your urine after a new injury, such as a fall.
  • You have severe back or side pain that does not go away with treatment.

Call your doctor if:

  • You are urinating very small amounts or not at all.
  • You feel like you cannot empty your bladder.
  • You have a fever that gets worse or does not go away with treatment.
  • You cannot keep liquids or medicines down.
  • Your urine gets darker, even after you drink extra liquids.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition, treatment, or care.

Drink liquids as directed:

You may need to drink extra liquids to help flush the blood from your body through your urine. Water is the best liquid to drink. Ask how much liquid to drink each day and which liquids are best for you.

Follow up with your doctor as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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