Seeing blood in the urine can cause immense apprehension. Whilst, in most cases, the causes are benign, blood in urine may also be an indicator of a serious urinary condition.
It is very vital that you determine the reason for the bleeding and the treatment depends upon the underlying cause.
What Causes Blood In Urine Without Pain?
When there is hematuria – i.
- Urinary tract infections: When bacteria gain entry in to your body through the urethra and proliferate, there is urine infection. Associated features are – a constant urge to pass urine, burning whilst urinating, and offensive-smelling urine.
- Kidney infections: When bacteria enter the kidneys via the blood or move up from the ureters you develop kidney infections which is also seen as burning during urination, constant urination, fever and flank pain.
- Urinary calculi: Minerals in concentrated urine precipitate out and form crystals on the walls of your kidneys or bladder.
- Enlarged prostate: The prostate gland situated beneath the bladder and surrounding the top part of the urethra is known to enlarge in men approaching middle age. An enlarged prostate compresses the urethra, interrupts the flow of urine, makes urination difficult and may cause visible or microscopic blood in the urine.
- Kidney disease: Microscopic bleeding is a common symptom of glomerulonephritis – inflammation of the glomeruli or the filtering system of the kidneys.
- Inherited disorders: Sickle cell anemia — a hereditary defect of hemoglobin in red blood cells — can be the cause of blood in urine, both visible and microscopic hematuria.
- Injury to the kidneys: Trauma to the kidneys from an accident or contact sports can cause blood in your urine.
- Strenuous exercise: Though rather rare, it’s unclear why strenuous exercise can result in gross bleeding in the urine. It has been linked to trauma to the bladder, dehydration or breakdown of the RBCs due to sustained aerobic exercise.
- Medications: The anti-cancer drug cyclophosphamide and penicillin triggers urinary bleeding.
- Malignancy: Blood in the urine may be a sign of advanced kidney, bladder or prostate cancer.
Symptoms: The blood may be pink, red or brownish; a result of the presence of RBCs. Even a minuscule amount of blood can make your urine red, and the bleeding may not even be painful. In case there are blood clots in the urine that can be painful.
Natural Remedies For Blood In Urine
Hematuria has no specific treatment. Your health care provider focuses on managing the underlying condition which is responsible for the bleeding.
If the underlying condition is not serious, no treatment is required.
- To deal with urinary tract infections, drink lots of water, make sure that you pass urine when you feel the urge and wipe from the front to back after urination (for women). Have a vitamin C supplement to expedite healing. Also, cranberries help treat UTIs successfully.
- For calculi / stones, drink plenty of fluids and cut down on protein and oxalate containing foods, like rhubarb and spinach. Homeopathy drugs help break up the stones and get rid of them via the urine.
- Malignancies need rigorous treatment regimens. Quit smoking, drink plenty of fluids, maintain a healthy body weight, eat a healthy diet, stay active and avoid exposure to toxic chemicals.