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The pediatric nephrologists with Norton Children’s Nephrology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, offer children from newborns to age 18 comprehensive care and state-of-the-art tests for diagnosing and managing a wide range of kidney conditions, including hematuria.
Hematuria means blood in urine. Blood can get into the urine from anywhere in the urinary tract, including the kidney, ureter, bladder or urethra. Hematuria in children can be distressing for families, but the condition often is nonthreatening.
The two types of hematuria include:
There are many causes for hematuria, including:
Depending on the type of hematuria and its cause, the pediatric nephrologists with Norton Children’s Nephrology will work with you and your child to develop a treatment plan based on your child’s condition, current health and age.