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n. the passage of blood in the urine. This may be seen by the naked eye (frank haematuria) or urine microscopy (microscopic haematuria), or it may be detected by urinalysis sticks (‘dipstix’ haematuria). Haematuria is a very important symptom because it is associated with transitional cell carcinoma, most commonly in the bladder, and kidney cancer. It may also be due to urinary-tract infections, stone disease, or some forms of glomerulonephritis.

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