from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The presence of blood in the urine.
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- n. The presence of blood in the urine
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Passage of urine mingled with blood; blood in the urine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, the presence of blood in the urine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the presence of blood in the urine; often a symptom of urinary tract disease
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Her kidney function is way whacked, and she has gross hematuria, which is why Marty wanted me on board.
I'll bet that the number of people with microscopic hematuria that you need to send for cystoscopy and IVP in order for a single person to benefit is also quite high.
Finally, bloody stools, transient albuminuria, and transient hematuria are occasionally seen in helicopter pilots flying heavy schedules.
My mind was still preoccupied with him when an outgoing intern started telling me about the simple, straightforward elderly woman with back flank pain and hematuria who was "probably in the CT scanner even as we speak."
Gross hematuria, as we docs call this condition so you know we're special, in this context is cancer either kidney or bladder until proven otherwise, so I got started on the workup.
Here's the thing: gross hematuria blood in the urine; lots of blood in the urine although also caused by kidney stones or really bad bladder infections, has to be considered cancer until proven otherwise.
Kidney cancer and bladder cancer, which can both present this way, are the "drop dead" diagnoses for gross hematuria and have to be ruled out definitively.
Urine is tested for excess protein (proteinuria) or for signs of blood—either red blood cells (hematuria), white blood cells, or casts—which point to inflammation of the kidneys.
- Follow-up to exclude acute rheumatic fever (polyarthritis, cardiac signs) and glomerulonephritis (edema, proteinuria, hypertension, hematuria).
The chapter on hematuria presents a very curious specimen of medieval pathology.