Microscopic haematuria is a condition in which urine contains blood that is not visible to the naked eye and can be detected only by a urine test. The urine is examined under microscope to identify different cells such as red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), epithelial cell (ECs) and bacteria.
Microscopic haematuria often has no symptoms and is most commonly detected as part of a urine test at your routine medical check-up.
The possible causes of microscopic haematuria include:
To find the cause of haematuria the doctor may order a series of tests which include
The treatment of microscopic haematuria depends on the underlying cause. Your doctor will focus on treating the underlying cause to help prevent it from recurring.