Urology of Greater Atlanta

Blood In Urine Specialist

If your urine looks pink or brown, you might have hematuria (blood in the urine). Hematuria is a warning sign of many urological health problems and should always be evaluated by a physician.

Our team of board-certified urologists at Urology of Greater Atlanta can diagnose the cause of hematuria and provide appropriate treatment when necessary. If you think you have blood in your urine, don’t delay! Call one of our offices in Georgia today or book an appointment online.

What Causes Hematuria?

Hematuria can stem from problems anywhere in your urinary tract, from your kidneys to your urethra. Some of the most common causes of hematuria include:

You can have microscopic or gross hematuria. Microscopic hematuria is only visible under a microscope or detected during urinalysis testing. Gross hematuria is visible to the naked eye. Your urine might look brown, pink, or red.

With so many potential causes of hematuria, it’s critical that you see a member of the team at Urology of Greater Atlanta for expert testing and treatment.

How Do You Diagnose the Cause of Hematuria?

Your urologist begins by reviewing your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history. They feel your abdomen and back for signs of swelling, inflammation, and other abnormalities. They also order lab tests, including blood tests, urinalysis, and urine cultures.

Depending on your lab test results, your doctor might order an ultrasound or a CT scan. Some CT scans are performed with the use of contrast dye to help locate any potential problem areas.

Your doctor might also suggest a cystoscopy, in which a tiny camera is inserted into the urethra to pinpoint exactly where the blood is entering the stream.

These tests are performed to identify the cause of your hematuria and rule out serious concerns such as cancer, kidney stones, high protein in the urine, and infection.

How Do You Treat Hematuria?

Your doctor provides a personalized treatment plan to address the root cause of the blood in your urine. Depending on the underlying condition, your urologist might suggest:

  • Medication
  • Antibiotics
  • Lifestyle change
  • Treatments to break up kidney stones
  • Cancer treatments
  • Surgery

Call Us Today

You can count on state-of-the-art diagnostics and innovative treatments from the team at Urology of Greater Atlanta. If you have any signs of blood in your urine or other urinary abnormalities, call one of our offices in Georgia or make an appointment online today for expert care!

Our urologist team operates out of several offices and a surgical center to serve the needs of all Northern Georgia residents.

We offer appointments without a long wait time

Stockbridge, Country Club Drive

290 Country Club Drive Suite 100, Stockbridge, GA 30281

Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Drive

4799 Blue Ridge Drive Suite 107, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Sandy Springs

1100 Lake Hearn Drive NE STE 320
Atlanta, GA 30342

Griffin, West College Street

230 West College Street Bldg. C, Griffin, GA 30224

Spivey Station

7823 Spivey Station Blvd Suite 210, Jonesboro, GA 30236


4143 Hospital Drive NE Covington, GA 30014