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What are some causes of urinary crystals?

What are some causes of urinary crystals?

Diet causes: Certain diets cause crystals like uric acid crystals from high protein diet, beer, and caffeine. Also, phophate crystals from dairy products intake. Also, oxalate from eggplant, strawberry and tea. Please, note the change of urine acidity makes some crystals melt and disappear. Also, some diseases cause crystals like gout, malabsorption, and oxaluria. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more


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Can pinched nerve cause urinary problems?

Can pinched nerve cause urinary problems?

No: Urinary problems can be caused by spinal related issues, but it requires an extensive compressive issue to cause this degree of symptoms. If the amount of stenosis (compression) is sufficient to cause urinary issues it will likely lead to more symptoms such as numbness and pain. ...Read more

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What causes urinary frequency in young woman?

What causes urinary frequency in young woman?

UTI: The most common cause in a young woman would be a urinary tract infection. In older ladies overactive bladder amy play a role. Othe cause in a young women maybe interstitial cystitis. See your doctor to see if there is an infection- vagimnal infections can also cause urinary frequency. ...Read more

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I've had flakes in my urine for a few weeks now...Varying in size. No other urinary problems. What's the cause?

Unknown: Flaky material in the urine could be many things. It could be infectious material, or clumps of white blood cells, for example. A doctor should take your history, examine you, and perform some basic urine tests to rule out the causes. ...Read more

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What causes urinary hesitancy as i seem to have had it for the last year+ ?

What causes urinary hesitancy as i seem to have had it for the last year+ ?

Hesitancy: Diffuculty initiating the urinary stream can be the result of many things. In the older male it us often from prostatic enlargement. In a young male it can be simply a "shy bladder" or may be due to chemicals or medications making it difficult to relax the sphincters holding back the urine. Decongestants are an example of such medicines. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have urinary frequency in evening (8-10)times (my age 30), what is the cause?

I have urinary frequency in evening (8-10)times (my age 30), what is the cause?

Sevral possibilities: Frequency of urination, burning, pain during urination, blood in the urine and other symptoms may be a sign of a bladder infection. Early treatment with antibiotics is very important since a bladder infection can become a kidney infection which is more serious. Some women have a condition called "overactive bladder. That is another cause. See youir gyn ! ...Read more

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Can holding urine for a long time habitually cause urinary hesitancy? If so, would it heal itself?

Can holding urine for a long time habitually cause urinary hesitancy? If so, would it heal itself?

It can.: Holding the urine for long periods of time can distend the bladder, stretching out the muscle that allows the bladder to expel urine. If this stretching is great and often enough, the muscle slowly remodels itself, weakening over time. A weak bladder can show hesitancy. As voiding habits improve some of the effects are reversible, but any permanent damage from longstanding distention is not. ...Read more

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What causes me to get urinary infections but I do not have any symptoms?

I do not know: Some people can get asymptomatic bacturia. There are a few tests a urologist or your family dr. Can order to asses your urine and urinary tract, to assure there is no other serious causes, and once they are ruled out, as stated, some people just get bacteria in their urine and have no symptoms. On occasion, they may not even need treatment, just monitoring periodically. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can porphyria cause high urinary copper?

Can porphyria cause high urinary copper?

No, it does not: However, there are several copper metabolism issues that can occur, including Wilson's disease, and a serum ceruloplasmin level can objectify some of the concerns. ...Read more