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What treatments are available for curing blood in the urine?

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The appropriate treatment for blood in the urine depends on the underlying condition that is causing it, according to the Mayo Clinic. Some underlying conditions do not require treatment.

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A urinary tract infection is one possible cause of blood in the urine, in which case a physician might prescribe antibiotics to clear the infection, as the Mayo Clinic states. Other symptoms of a urinary tract infection include a constant sensation of needing to urinate, pain during urination and strong-smelling urine.

Medication that can shrink the prostate can be a treatment for blood in the urine in men. This treatment is appropriate when an enlarged prostate has caused blood to appear in the urine, notes the Mayo Clinic.

Kidney and bladder stones can also cause blood in the urine, according to the Mayo Clinic. Shock wave therapy can help to break up the stones and treat the underlying cause of the blood in the urine.

Some other possible conditions that may lead to blood appearing in the urine listed by the Mayo Clinic include strenuous exercise (particularly running), certain medications (including anticoagulants such as heparin), injury to the kidney and cancer. Each of these potential causes requires a different treatment regimen.

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