What is included in patient education about hematuria?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: Sanjeev Gulati, MD, MBBS, DNB(Peds), DM, DNB(Neph), FIPN(Australia), FICN, FRCPC(Canada); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Inform children and their parents that strenuous exercise may aggravate hematuria; however, hematuria by itself should not prevent the child from participating in sports. Despite the sometimes alarming intensity or persistence of hematuria, parents must be informed that, by itself, hematuria rarely causes anemia.

For excellent patient education resources, visit Medscape Reference's patient education article Blood in the Urine.


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