Treatment routes ultimately depend upon the diagnosis. In many cases we do not find an obvious source for the bleeding; in that case, a follow-up exam is scheduled, and urinalysis to see if the condition disappears, stabilizes, or gets worse. However,
- If a bacterial urinary infection has caused hematuria, antibiotics are likely to make it resolve
- If there is a tumor of the kidney or bladder that causes the hematuria, removing the tumor will make it resolve
- If a large prostate has bled, sometimes time alone allows the hematuria to stop. On other occasions, some medications may be prescribed to help shrink the prostate or surgery to open up and cauterize the prostate.