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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Crystals In Urine

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What types of food metabolism issues cause crystals in urine?

What types of food metabolism issues cause crystals in urine?

High Uric acid foods: Crystals in the urine have little clinical significance. High uric acid diet such as organ meats, mushrooms, berries etc can raise blood uric acid level which is then excreted in the urine and uric acid crystals can be seen under a 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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What causes "crystals" in the urine of a 5.5yo girl? Not a uti, doc said "crystals".

URINE CRYSTALS: Some crystals in the urine are not normally found especially in a 5 year old. They usually repeat ua to make sure about that. Otherwise DX workup has to be done. ...Read more

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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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What could cause my urine to turn into a crystal like substance?

What could cause my urine to turn into a crystal like substance?

Urinalysis: Sediment is quite common in normal urine. A simple urinalysis and microscopic examination is a good way to screen for abnormal sediment. ...Read more

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If the male does not have Schistosomiasis, what may cause blood and crystals to be present in urine?

If the male does not have Schistosomiasis, what may cause blood and crystals to be present in urine?

Hematuria: Several things can cause blood and crystals, schistosomiasis would be probably the last thing I would think of. Dehydration, over exercise, kidney stones are just a few more common things. An evaluation by a urologist may be helpful for you. ...Read more

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What causes black urine?

What causes black urine?

Melanoma: The most common cause of black urine is melanoma in the bladder. ...Read more

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What cause urine to stink?

What cause urine to stink?

Dehydrated or UTI: Foods (asparagus) can do it. If you get dehydrated, your body concentrates your urine to preserve water. This can make it smell strong. Drinking more water will reverse it. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can also change the odor. You may also have burning or pain, frequent urges, fever, or back pain with a uti. If drinking more doesn't help and you have any of these symptoms, get urine checked. ...Read more

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What causes urine ergency?

What causes urine ergency?

Irritation, fullness: Urinary urgency occurs whenever there is irritation of the bladder or the urethra (that drains the bladder), or if the bladder is spastic, either because of muscular spasm, full bladder that may not empty completely, or nervous damage. The most common cause in a woman your age is urinary tract infection, while in older women they may simply have bladder spasms. See your doctor for a urine test ...Read more

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What causes cloudy white urine?

What causes cloudy white urine?

To see an M.D.: Several causes, for this. Unless the urine is checked and examined the patient, hard to tell. ...Read more

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What could cause orangish urine?

What could cause orangish urine?

Several things:: The color of urine will depend on hydration status, ingested foods, vitamins, medications, & certain health conditions. Food: beets, blackberries, artificial food coloring. Vitamins: b complex, multivitamins. Medications: Pyridium (phenazopyridine), certain laxatives. Medical conditions: hemolytic anemia, rhabdomyolysis, light blood in the urine due to injury, infection, or tumor. ...Read more

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What could cause urine dripping?

What could cause urine dripping?

In a female: It is usually related to issues with the urethra, the tube going from the bladder to the outside. There is post void dribbling and leakage with cough and sneeze called stress urinary incontince. It could also be related to a UTI if a new problem? The worst scenario, and not typical, is a neurogenic bladder where the bladder doesn't adequatly empty, then dribbling from "overflow" if prob. Go in. ...Read more

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Is eating beets cause pink urine?

Is eating beets cause pink urine?

Yes: The pigment in beets can cause a pink tint to your urine and cause your bowel movement to look dark and make the water in the toilet look pink if you eat much of them. This is a small price to pay for all the health benefits they provide in addition to tasting good! ...Read more

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What is the cause of oily urine?

? Oily?: Not sure what oily urine is. Possibly your "fluid" diet may have a relationship to the consistency of your urine. If it persists, have your urine evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause cloudy white urine?

What can cause cloudy white urine?

Cloudy urine: Changes in the urine can be a sign of a serious illness or something less concerning. A medical evaluation is highly recommended. Some things that can make the urine look cloudy in a male are foods, medications, infection, retrograde ejaculation, bladder problems among others. A urine analysis is required to further determine if this is serious or not. ...Read more

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What causes urine to appear darker?

What causes urine to appear darker?

Lots of things: Many things can change the appearance of urine--hydration status, blood, protein, some medications. If you are concerned then visit your doctor. ...Read more

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Could kids have crystal in the urine?

Could kids have crystal in the urine?

Yes: Urate crystals are common findings in normal urine in kids. Some crystals of other compounds would be less common. Your question should be more specific. ...Read more

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What do crystals in childs urine mean?

What do crystals in childs urine mean?

Normal finding: The urine includes the debris discarded by the body and urate crystals are common. There are other occasional crystals like calcium oxylate, but in general you will seee some in the pee. ...Read more