Blood in your child’s urine is known as hematuria. While many parents are often quite alarmed when they notice blood in the urine, the majority of the time, hematuria is not a sign of a serious urologic condition. In many cases, the issue may resolve on its own.
Some common conditions of the urinary tract can cause a small amount of blood in your child’s urine including:
- A urinary tract infection
- Injury to the urinary tract (sports injuries can be common causes)
- Kidney or urinary tract stones
- Structural abnormalities of the urinary tract