Blood in Urine During Pregnancy

Increased UTI Risk

Pregnant women are at an increased risk of contracting this bacterial infection because as the uterus grows, its increased size can block the drainage of urine from the bladder, causing not all bacteria to be removed.

The blood in urine is detected in pregnant women affected with medical conditions such as:

In the majority of the cases, elevated amounts of protein is present in the urine. This is called Proteinuria. If the protein is Albumin, the problem is referred to as Albuminuria.

Symptoms

In case a pregnant women is affected with gross hematuria, the urine appears pinkish, red, or smoky brown, accompanied with small blood clots. In addition to this, there may be pain in the back, lower belly or groin accompanied by a burning sensation when urinating. In certain cases, there may be fever or nausea with weight loss and decreased appetite.

Persistent blood in urine during pregnancy must be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. We want to remind you again that not all blood in urine can be visible, so if you feel any of the typical hematuria symptoms during your pregnancy, you may want to involve a doctor.

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