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Why Do Men Urinate Blood?

Why Do Men Urinate Blood?

Blood in the urine is common. It does not always mean harm. It can happen on both men and women. It is not unusual on women but it is on men. What causes this?

Blood on the urine has many causes such as kidney problems, blood thinners or hemophilia. In the case of men, it is usually caused by problems in the prostate gland. The moment you notice it, it can be either microscopic or gross hematuria. Microscopic hematuria is blood in the urine which cannot be seen by the naked eye. It requires the use of a microscope to be tested. Gross hematuria on the other hand, is in an ample amount enough for one to see.

Men in their fifties are usually more vulnerable to prostate problems. That is why, it is important to have regular check-ups because in some cases, blood on the urine is hardly noticeable. The prostate problem for men over fifties is the prostate enlargement.

When men urinate with blood, it is a possible symptom of a prostate enlargement. It is what medical professionals call BPH. BPH is an abbreviation for benign prostatic hyperlasia. It commonly happens to older men. They are also an easy target for prostate cancer. But, prostate cancer is not as prevalent as BPH. Having BPH does not necessarily develop into a prostate cancer. Having a prostate cancer does not also mean that one has BPH. Both are not linked to each other but they have the same symptom such as urinary bleeding.

BPH is not critical but it can worsen into urinary tract infection. When it develops into a UTI it results into frequent urination. Thus, it causes bleeding. The bleeding is out of kidney complications. This why, sometimes men find blood on their urine. So it is important to be in tract with one’s health.

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