Loin pain hematuria syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
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The exact underlying cause of loin pain hematuria syndrome (LPHS) is currently unknown. However, scientists have proposed several theories. For example, some cases of LPHS may be due to abnormal glomerular basement membranes, which are the tissues in the kidney that filter blood. If these tissues are abnormal, red blood cells may be allowed to enter the urinary space, leading to both loin pain and hematuria (blood in the urine). Other factors that may lead to the signs and symptoms of LPHS include:
- Blood disorders, called coagulopathies, which impair the bloods ability to clot
- Spasms in the kidney's blood vessels which may restrict blood flow to certain tissues and lead to tissue death
Last updated: 4/1/2015