Signs Of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Blood In The Urine

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Blood in the urine is always alarming, but it isn’t always a sign of something seriously wrong. Visible or microscopic blood in the urine, known as hematuria, is a possible sign of an enlarged prostate. Benign prostatic hyperplasia often causes vascular enlargement of the prostate directly related to hematuria. As the prostate grows, it presses on the urethra, which can irritate the bladder walls. It’s this pressure and irritation of the bladder that can lead to pain during urination and loss of bladder control. The irritation can also enlarge and even tear veins on the inner surface of the prostate which may cause hematuria. Hematuria can also be the result of a sudden stretching of the bladder wall. This bleeding is not painful and, while it should be checked out by a doctor, is rarely serious. It takes very little blood to visibly discolor the urine red or brown.

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