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A dedicated haematuria unit adds to healthcare facilities in Kolkata

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A just launched haematuria clinic has added to the latest health care services in Kolkata. Haematuria which is blood in urine could be indication for bladder cancer. Now this clinic will help in early detection for the cause of the haematuria and treatment on time.

While blood in urine may be harmless in some cases, it can also be an indication for serious health issues, particularly in those above 40 years of age and smokers. According to doctors blood in urine without pain or burning sensation in the urinary passage or abdominal pain, may be signs of cancer or tumour in the urinary tract.

“Due to high prevalence of smoking, urinary bladder cancer is more common disease in Bengal compared to rest of India. Blood in urine, even a drop of it even once should be evaluated to rule out urinary tract cancers,” said Dr Abhay Kumar, uro-oncologist at Narayana Superspecilaity Hospital (NSH) Howrah.

The haematuria clinic at NSH Howrah is touted as the first such dedicated clinic in eastern India. According to the survey in the hospital 45% of uro-ocology patients (Including male and female) presenting with haematuria are suffering from bladder cancer while 10% are suffering cancer of the kidney. By launching the haematuria clinic the hospital aims to work on early detection for better treatment outcome.

In haematuria, kidneys or other parts of urinary tract allows the blood cells to leak into urine. Problems that causes this leakage, include urinary tract infections, kidney infections, bladder or kidney stone, enlarged prostate, cancer.

Source: Times of India

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