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Alkaline In Urinalysis
Bacterial Vaginosis: Women who have bacterial vaginosis can have a vaginal discharge that smells fishy and causes you to have an alkaline ph. Any infectious process involving your urinary tract can have some degree of proteinuria. I would suggest you seek treatment from your physician for suspected cystitis/uti and see if your symptoms don't resolve. ...Read more
A ua is a urinalysis, or chemical and microscopic analysis of the urine. The standard urinalysis is performed with a dipstick test for ph, blood, protein, sugar, and ketones. In addition, a urinalysis usually includes a microscope examination to identify if the urine contains cells, "casts" (structures that indicate a problem originating in the kidney) or crystals (such as ...Read more
I had urinalysis and it came back high alkaline, triple phosphate crystals/Staghorncalculi. Kindney function is good and ultrasound showed nothing.?
Drink more water:
Make sure you drink enough water every day so that your urine is mostly colorless, This will help in preventing formation of kidney stones.
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.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
U/A: A urinalysis test will check for urine pH (how acidic), specific gravity (how concentrated urine is), presence of red blood cells, white blood cells (usually suggestive of infections), bacteria (urinary tract infections), protein (suggestive of chronic kidney disease), nitrites and leukocyte esterase (suggestive of UTI). Presence of many squamous epithelial cells suggest skin contamination. ...Read more
Blood in urine: Any amount fo rbc's higher than 0-5 should be evaluated by a urologist. If you are a female you have to make sure that you are not ovulating or menstruating. If that is the case, it should be repeated and if still elevated, workup should be done. ...Read more
Probably nothing: Epithelial cells are skin cells and cells that line hollow organs, like the urinary bladder and urethra. Epithelial cells seen on a urine analysis can be normal. However, if there are other abnormalities like blood or WBC'S, or if there are worrisome accompanying symptoms, further investigation is warranted. Otherwise, another specimen may need to be collected using a "clean catch" technique. ...Read more
No: A urine microscopic test means the lab staff or machine looks at the urine sample with a microscope, to look for things in the urine, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, kidney cells, bladder cells, bacteria, yeast, other organisms, and various crystals. Maybe if there was a very unique type of crystal that was created by a unique drug, one could say that drug was seen in the urine. ...Read more
Several things: Having an abnormal urilnalysis can result from several factors. Things such as infection, bladder stones, catheterization (especially prolonged urinary catheterization), and malignancy can be possible causes. If this was detected, a urological evaluation should be sought to include a cystoscopy (placement of a telescope into the bladder to visualize the bladder). ...Read more
No: I'm sorry you are in a position to have to ask. And I'm sorry somebody lied to you. ...Read more
May have: Kidney/bladder stones. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Urinary/sexual: Usually this is vaginal, sexual mucous depending on your cycle. It is worth repeating that exam. ...Read more
Hematuria: It can be from many caueses including infection but if you are not having cystitis symptoms, it is recommended you see a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Dirty catch: Squamous cells do not exist inside the urinary tract, they are coming from your skin cells. It means that you did not perform a "clean catch" in which you wipe your vulva with a cleansing wipe, then urinate into the toilet slightly before catching the urine into the cup. It invalidates the results of the test if there are a lot of squamous epithelial cells in the urine. ...Read more
A protein: Normal kidneys are not supposed to lose protein. Albumin is a form of protein. If you are losing traces of albumin, it means the membranes in the kidney that usually retain and hold the protein from spilling into the urine has become leaky, which is usually a result of inflammation and damage. See a doctor to run more tests to prevent the condition from worsening. ...Read more