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Hematuria and Receiving Social Security Disability

Can I receive Social Security disability for hematuria? You are probably asking this question because hematuria is the primary sign or symptom of whatever disease or disorder is causing it. disability-legal-help It is important for you to know that hematuria is not a disease. As mentioned above, hematuria is a sign or symptom of an underlying condition that is the real cause of you being disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. The definition of hematuria is blood in your urine. If you can see the blood in your urine, it is referred to as gross hematuria. If the blood in your urine can only be seen under a microscope, it is called microscopic hematuria. Because of this, microscopic hematuria is discovered only when your doctor tests your blood. Benign causes Seeing blood in your urine can cause you a great deal of fear, worry and anxiety. However, in many cases, there are benign causes for your hematuria. On the other hand, hematuria can be a sign or symptom of a serious underlying disease or disorder. For this reason, it is extremely important to find out what is causing your hematuria. In order to do this, your doctor may perform several exams and tests. These include: A physical examination Imaging tests, such as an MRI, Ultrasound or CT scan Blood work Urine tests Cystoscopy (putting a narrow tube with a tiny camera into your bladder). In some instances, the cause of your hematuria may not be discovered. If this is the case, your doctor will probably want you to have periodic follow-up tests. When you have hematuria, your kidneys or other areas of your urinary tract are letting blood cells get into your urine. There are several things which can cause this to happen. Some of these are: A kidney, ureter or bladder stone An enlarged prostate in men Trauma or an injury to your kidneys Hard, vigorous exercise Inherited conditions, such as Sickle cell anemia or Alport syndrome Certain medications like penicillin or Cytoxan Cancer Kidney disease, like polycystic kidney disease Kidney infections, such as a urinary tract infection. As already mentioned, hematuria is a sign or symptom of an underlying condition. The primary indication of hematuria is red, pink or cola colored urine, which results from blood being in your urine. In many instances, hematuria does not cause any pain. However, if there are blood clots in your urine, this may be painful. Once again, you may be suffering with hematuria. However, if you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance; it is the underlying disorder which is causing your hematuria that is responsible for your disability. Represented You may have already applied for Social Security disability from the Social Security Administration and been denied. If you are planning on reapplying or appealing your denial, keep this important fact in mind. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one here at, are approved more often than people who do not have an attorney fighting for them. The really wise thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+