Depending on the condition causing your hematuria, treatment might involve taking antibiotics to clear a urinary tract infection, trying a prescription medication to shrink an enlarged prostate or having shock wave therapy to break up bladder or kidney stones. In some cases, no treatment is necessary.
Be sure to follow up with your doctor after treatment to ensure there's no more blood in your urine.
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Blood in urine (hematuria)