Peeing is one of those bodily functions you tend to take for granted—you sit, you pee , you wipe, you go. That is, until the pee just refuses to come. Take those pesky but important! You don't typically go to an appointment with a full bladder , prepared to dole out samples. Cue: You, squatting over a toilet hoping the sound of the running faucet will help you eke out a few drops.
When blood gets into a person's urine pee , doctors call it hematuria hee-ma-TUR-ee-uh. Hematuria is pretty common, and most of the time it's not serious. Peeing is one way our bodies get rid of waste products. The process starts in the kidneys , which remove excess fluids and waste from the blood and turn them into urine. The urine then flows through tubes called ureters into the bladder, where it's stored until we pee it out. If blood cells leak into the urine at any part of the process, it causes hematuria. Blood leaks into the urinary tract.
A urine test checks the colour, clarity clear or cloudy , odour, concentration, and acidity pH of your urine. It also checks your levels of protein, sugar, blood cells, or other substances in your urine. This test is sometimes called a urinalysis. A urine test can be done in your doctor's office, clinic, or lab. Or you may be asked to collect a urine sample at home.
Under normal circumstances, a healthy person should not need to force urination. Instead, the body will naturally tell a person when they need to pee. Forcing urination should only occur when required for a medical sample. Some medical conditions can make urination difficult, such as prostate problems or bladder infections. In these circumstances, a person should seek medical attention to address the underlying cause of their symptoms, instead of trying to force urination.