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Haematuria - red flag symptoms

Haematuria - red flag symptoms

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Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


March 12, 2015


January 18, 2018

Programme Description

This article by Dr Suneeta Kochhar, updated in 2018, explores the red flag symptoms that may indicate a serious cause of haematuria. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include ruling out malignancy or underlying renal pathology, and when to refer urgently.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
  • Take a relevant patient history
  • Conduct appropriate patient examinations
  • Use dipstick testing to detect haematuria
  • List the possible causes of haematuria
  • Know when to refer for a specialist opinion
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Suneeta Kochhar
    East Sussex

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required