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Abnormal Urine Stream And Kidney Stones
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Absolutely: The very fact that the "stone" scraping along on the inner aspect of the ureter (the tube from the kidney to the bladder) causes pain also means that it can be abrasive enough to the inside of the ureter to cause bleeding as well. Indeed, bleeding is a very common occurrence during the passage of a kidney stone. ...Read more
Cystitis: Urinary tract infections (utis), cause inflammation and pain in the bladder and urethra which can lead to blood in the urine and small (dribbling) frequent voidings. Urinary tract stones, usually arising from the kidneys will sometimes mimick a uti. It's best to see your physician to have a urine culture done. Post coital voiding will help reduce the frequency of utis. ...Read more
Is kidney infection dangerous, esp. Kidney stone in the ureter, low platelet count and hypotension, resulting in bloated kidney and kidney infection?
Yes: Nobody can diagnose or treat you except your physician, but what you describe is both all-too-common and poses an immediate threat to health and life. ...Read more
Yes: Mid stream samples are more reliable for cultures if collected properly.In the elderly , often a straight cath mid stream is often done.Less contamination. ...Read more
Normal ursine output and normal urinalysises and normal kidney and bladder ultrasound! can someone still have kidney failure?
I have a history of a 2 cm Kidney stone 3 years ago, Its now gone but my urine check came back showing my P:C at 150 mg abnml also mod blood?
Kidney stones: GAckerman ~ so you certainly have "lithogenic urine" and are at risk. GO see your Urologist so he can have a dietician talk to you about lowering Calcium and PO4 in diet. You must hydrate all the time and get checked for hyperparathyroidism. Get uric acid and oxalates checked as well. thx ...Read more
Yes it could: Either if untreated or following surgery. Stream will be directed downward if untreated. Also could be very narrow from associated meatal stenosis (small opening) or spraying if meatus is wide or gaping. Both can also occur after surgical repair, i, e, arrow stream from metal stenosis (common complication of surgical repair) or urethral stricture. Spraying stream if meatus large ;/or transverse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing abnormal urine stream and abnormally small penis. The following also describes me: Short stature. What should I do?
Time for evaluation: Whether this is a variation of normal or a treatable condition can only be determined by a review of your history, exam and testing if needed. ...Read more
I am experiencing urinary dribbling and abnormal urine stream. Recently catheterized during surgery could this have caused my issues?
Urethral stricture?: It sounds like you might have a urethral stricture, which on rare occasions might result from infection or irritation from a catheter. Prostate problems are the most common explanation overall, but uncommon at your age. For sure see your doctor soon about this; s/he probably will refer you to a urologist. ...Read more
I am experiencing burping, mucus in stool and abnormal urine stream. My burps taste minty and my urine smells like penicillin. I am not taking penicillin, what could cause these abnormalities.?
See a doctor: Most likely no single health problem is causing all these symptoms. Strong urine odor usually means dehydration, i.e. not taking in enough fluids. Other symptoms may be irritable bowel syndrome. Best to see a doctor and stop trying to figure it out on your own or through online resources. Good luck! ...Read more
Unclear: This could be due to residual irritation of the urinary tract if you had blood initially. You should have a repeat urinalysis and urine culture, and then a hematuria workup (urine cytology, imaging ctscan, and cystoscopy=camera to look in bladder) at the discretion of your physician. ...Read more
Means U have k stone: Kidney stones, usually are associated with heaturia (blood in urine) to various extents. Blood can be as little as to be invisible & only seen my microscope, medium to give urine a pink tinge or urine can be grossly bloody & even contain small clots. All it means is that u have a kidney stine that has punctured a blood capillary or small vein causing it to bleed. Stone may still pass on its own. ...Read more
No but suggests: Urine test in persons with kidney stones usually shows red blood cells under the microscope. However, if the stone is dormant and small it may show nothing. Occasionally, a stone will be accompanied by infection. Then whites cells may show in urine bec of infection not bec of stone. Also persons may have red blood cells in urine bec of different reasons than stones. A doctor will differentiate. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have traces of blood in my urine , was tested for kidney stones and nothing ! what could it be ?
No: A tinge of blood, perhaps. Weird-colored urine most often reflects something in the diet or especially medications -- some makers of overpriced vitamins spike them with stuff that changes the urine color so people will believe they're magic. I wouldn't wish a kidney stone on anyone and hope you'll get diagnosed / treated as required with a good result. ...Read more
From the information you provided it is not feasible to say that you did or did not pass a stone.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Might someone have kidney stones, but not have any evidence of them in a urine sample or an ultrasound?
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more
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