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Loin pain hematuria syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • LPHS
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Tests & Diagnosis

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How is loin pain-hematuria syndrome diagnosed?

Diagnosis of loin pain-hematuria syndrome (LPHS) occurs when hematuria is present, recurrent or persistent pain is severe, and other causes of bleeding are excluded.

Urine testing can be performed to detect microscopic levels of hematuria. Protein is also commonly found in the urine of patients with LPHS. Kidney biopsies are sometimes performed to look for evidence of glomerular hematuria, excess red blood cells in the kidney tubules, and to assess the width of the glomerular basement membrane.[1]

Last updated: 10/7/2013

  1. Hebert, LA. Loin pain-hematuria syndrome. In: Forman, JP (Ed). UpToDate. Waltham, MA: UpToDate; 2012;