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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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If I had hematuria due to kidney stone symptoms, how long after I feel a bit better should I recheck my urine to see if hematuria is gone? Thank you.

If I had hematuria due to kidney stone symptoms, how long after I feel a bit better should I recheck my urine to see if hematuria is gone? Thank you.

Difficult Question: If you have any remaining sludge or irritation the blood not seen by the human eye that shows on a dip test can stick around for a while and be normal. If a person needed a urologist to use a tool to grab the stone or a stent place the same is true then too. If you don't see blood and are pain free and following the diet your dr gave you you are ok until follow up with your doc.

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Trying to diagnose a kidney stone. I have sharp pain in right side hip/buttocks area. No problem urinating and I don't see any blood in urine?

Trying to diagnose a kidney stone. I have sharp pain in right side hip/buttocks area. No problem urinating and I don't see any blood in urine?

You need to: See a doctor, because your symptoms could be something else even more serious. Kidney stones, depending on location, cause severe pain in flank or groin, usually not in hip or buttocks. It also typically causes microhematuria, not visible to the eye.

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Should I contact a different doctor for adrenal mass went to a urologist after a CT scan for kidney stones showed an adrenal mass. Urologist sent me for a MRI and had me do a 24 hour urine test to see why I had kidney stones. I am more worried about the

Should I contact a different doctor for adrenal mass went to a urologist after a CT scan for kidney stones showed an adrenal mass. Urologist sent me for a MRI and had me do a 24 hour urine test to see why I had kidney stones. I am more worried about the

The most common: Adrenal mass seen in about 15% of patients is an adrenal adenoma which is a benign tumor. It is easy to characterize on MRI because we can show there is fat in the tumor. This usually (94% accurate) means that the adrenal tumor is benign. But we make sure by following the tumor with additional MRI studies, which do not use harmful radiation. Ultrasound is not as accurate for followup.

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Will a kidney stone always be noticeable in urine?

Will a kidney stone always be noticeable in urine?

No: Not all kidney stones pass in the urine. Some kidney stones can dissolve or breakdown in the bladder before passing in the urine. Others can remain present but never pass. See your urologist if you are concerned.

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I wanted to know is black urine associated with kidney stones?

I wanted to know is black urine associated with kidney stones?

Black urine: Black urine may actually indicate blood in the urine. This requires evaluation with urine sampling and ultrasound

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Is it possible to have clear urine while having kidney stones?

Is it possible to have clear urine while having kidney stones?

Yes: Depends where the kidney stone is. If it is in the renal pelvis or bladder and not sufficiently irritating the lining of the kidney, ureter (kidney to bladder), urethra (bladder to outside), there may be no visible blood. Often, a simple urine dip test done in your physicians office will be able to detect microscopic blood in your urine. Are you having flank pain or painful urination? See your doc.

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Does a urine oh of 5.0 make me more likely to develop kidney stones?

Does a urine oh of 5.0 make me more likely to develop kidney stones?

Yep: A ph of the urine less than 5.5 certainly predisposes uric acid crystals to form. Simple urine tests will help you determine if you are at risk for developing these kinds of kidney stones. Some other causes of acidic urine include: chronic diarrhea diabetes dehydration acidosis respiratory disease.

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I have a kidney stone and my urine had blood in it what does that mean?

I have a kidney stone and my urine had blood in it what does that mean?

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.

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What should you do if your urine doesn't return to normal after kidney stones?

What should you do if your urine doesn't return to normal after kidney stones?

Get checked.: May have more stones or infection. Also may need to be checked to make sure there is not a cancer present, depending on your age.

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I'm 32 yr old I have kidney stone and from last 2 days blood is cuming while urine?

I'm 32 yr old I have kidney stone and from last 2 days blood is cuming while urine?

Evaluation: You did not mention size &location of stone. The blood in urine needs to be evaluated by CT-ivp with contrast to make an accurate diagnosis before deciding on treatment. Call your doctor to be evaluated and you may be referred to a urologist. Best wishes.

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What to do if I have blood in my urine and people say that it might be a kidney stone?

What to do if I have blood in my urine and people say that it might be a kidney stone?

Possibly: Blood in the urine may be caused by many condiitions. Kidney stones are a possibility, but bladder cancer and kidney cancer cab alos present with blood in the urine. You should see a urologist as soon as possible for the appropriate evaluation.

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How long after passing a kidney stone does it take for urine to clear any traces of blood associated with passing the stone?

How long after passing a kidney stone does it take for urine to clear any traces of blood associated with passing the stone?

Hematuria: It is variable. If the stone caused a good deal of irritation to the ureter, red blood cels may be detectable in the urine for days to weeks. Of course, there is always the possibility that there are more stones in the kidneys causing persistent blood in the urine. Have an x-ray or ct to assess for additional stones if not already done.

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I'm suffering from a pink blood with the urine could this be a kidney stone? And if it is how can I heal it without medications?

I'm suffering from a pink blood with the urine could this be a kidney stone? And if it is how can I heal it without medications?

YES: There are many different causes blood in the urine. The the most common are menstrual bleeding, urinary tract infections and kidney stones. Less common causes include a bleeding disorder, anticoagulants, a chronic or acute kidney inflammation called nephritis, and cancer anywhere in the urinary tract. There are no diets OR over-the-counter remedies that treat or cure URINARY BLEEDING

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I have all the symptoms of a kidney but I haven't seen any blood in my urine. Could it be something else or can I have a kidney stone still?

Still could be stone: The most common symptom of a kidney stone is pain, often coming in waves ("colicky"). Sometimes pain or burning or difficulty urinating, and as you note, blood in the urine. However, even if not seen, you can still have blood called microscopic, which is detected by checking the urine. If you have fever, the problem could be more serious as infection may be present.

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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?

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

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


Kidney Stone (Definition)

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