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Does Hematuria Mean IgA Nephropathy

Does Hematuria Mean IgA NephropathyRecently, some people consult us a question, that does hematuria mean IgA Nephropathy? The first assured thing we can tell you is that IgA Nephropathy can cause hematuria. But many other diseases can also lead to hematuria. Here we will introduce how IgA Nephropathy cause hematuria and some leading diseases which can cause hematuria for you. See the below:

In the first place, know how hematuria is caused by IgA Nephropathy.

IgA Nephropathy describes that IgA immune complex deposits in glomerular areas, causing inflammation. In this way, kidney can be damage, making kidney function decrease. Glomeruli can also be impaired, making red blood cells leak out from glomerular filtration membrane through urine. Thus, blood in urine is formed at last.

Apart from IgA Nephropathy, some diseases else can lead to hematuria, which is as following:

1. Infection in bladder.

2. Tumour in kidney , bladder, or other urinary tract area.

3. Other kidney disease, for instance, FSGS, Nephrotic Syndrome, PKD, kidney failure and kidney stones.

4. Some medicines can also result in blood in urine like sulphonamides, cyclophosphamide, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines.

5. Diseases related with blood such as sickle cell disease, coagulation disorders, anticoagulation therapy.

As a consequent, we can conclude that we can’t judge IgA Nephropathy only by the symptom of hematuria, because many other diseases can also lead to hematuria.

Some major symptoms of IgA Nephropathy can help you identify IgA Nephropathy, which is as following:

§ Cola or tea-colored urine which means blood in urine

§ Pain in abdomen or back.

§ Proteinuria or foamy urine

§ Tiredness

§ High blood pressure

§ Edema

§ Urinary tract infection

§ Fever


The above can help you know if you have IgA Nephropathy in daily life. However, the most precise and safe way is to go for examinations when you feel discomfortable as soon as possible. If you have any question or want to get more information, please contact us freely and we are very happy to solve your problems truly and sincerely.

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