Hematuria (Blood in Urine)
Blood in the urine does not always indicate a serious medical problem, even though it can be quite worrisome to see. It takes very little blood to discolor the urine, and sometimes exercise or certain foods (i.e. beets) or medications (aspirin or Ex-lax) can cause the urine to turn pink, red, or brown. But suspected blood in the urine should always be evaluated by a urologist as it could be a sign of a serious underlying problem such as urinary tract or kidney infection, medical kidney disease, a bladder or kidney stone, enlarged prostate, kidney or bladder cancer.