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Causes 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I've had flakes in my urine for a few weeks now...Varying in size. No other urinary problems. What's the cause?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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