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Can kidney stones cause small crystal pieces to pass in urine?

Can kidney stones cause small crystal pieces to pass in urine?

Yes: Kidney stones are of different sizes. Some are as big as a golf ball or more and some are minute crystals like sand or gravel. Also, some are very small and not even noticeable. Many have crystals in urine that are visible only under the microscope. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

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


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Can kidney stones cause small pieces of soft stuff to pass along with the blood in urine?

Can kidney stones cause small pieces of soft stuff to pass along with the blood in urine?

Yes: This could be mucous or clot. Not all clots are red, depending upon the age of the clot the red cells which make the clot red may get degraded, and the resulting tissue will no longer be red. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones be expelled in small pieces with urine? Can they also casue blood in the urine?

Can kidney stones be expelled in small pieces with urine? Can they also casue blood in the urine?

Kidney stones: What you describe are likely pieces of clotted blood and fibrin. It is common while it would be extremely unlikely to pass any actual "tissue" with a kidney stone episode. ...Read more

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Will small kidney stones cause an increase in urine production?

Will small kidney stones cause an increase in urine production?

Stones: No, stones do not affect urine production. However increasing your fluid intake and increasing your urine production can help prevent stones from forming and help pass stones that you may have. ...Read more

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Crystals in urine, concentrated, and foul smelling but no kidney stones?

Crystals in urine, concentrated, and foul smelling but no kidney stones?

Anything else?: By itself, this means nothing. Crystals most often are harmless and simply reflect salts of various types precipitating as the urine cools to room temperature. Your physician has a duty to explain how this fits into the big picture. ...Read more

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My doctor called and told me i have blood and crystals in my urine what does this mean? Is it serious i have had kidney stones in the past

My doctor called and told me i have blood and crystals in my urine what does this mean? Is it serious i have had kidney stones in the past

Kidney stones: It may be the blood and crystals are from a recent episode of kidney stones. If there are crystals though and you've had kidney stone before, consider seeing your PCP or a kidney specialist to test if you are at risk for future episodes by checking for certain predisposing conditions. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones with size of 5mm cause decreased urine output? I was diagnosed yesterday and today I think that my urine output is decreased.

Can kidney stones with size of 5mm cause decreased urine output? I was diagnosed yesterday and today I think that my urine output is decreased.

No: Unless kidney stones are stuck in the ureter, the tube leading from kidney to bladder, it will not result in decrease in urine output, unless both kidneys are simultaneously blocked which is improbably. If stones get stuck it isvery painful. ...Read more

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Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Probably: Kidney stones come in many sizes and shapes. 6 mm is not very large and should eventually pass. Straining urine with kitchen strainer every voiding should eventually catch the stone which likely will look like a blood clot. It can get hung up in the ureter causing significant pain. There are ways to get it out if trouble passing, see urologist for that. ...Read more

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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

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