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What does Slfanamide crystals in urine mean?

What does Slfanamide crystals in urine mean?

Sulfa drugs: Unusual crystals in urine sediment, usually following antibiotics or diuretics that are Sulfa-based. Hydration is key, since crystals is a sign that precipitation already occurred in the kidneys. ...Read more

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 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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I had a urine test I suspected I had a re-occurring UTI. What does it mean when told I have lots of crystals in urine and what to do about it?

Here are some ...: "lots of crystals" is usually meaningless as long as being comfortable and no white or red blood cells ( ...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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Daughter 2.5 yrs old has crystals in urine. Ultrsoundof kidneys normal. Urine analysis normal. But uric acid/ creatinine 1.1 and calcium/cr .26. Why ?

Daughter 2.5 yrs old has crystals in urine. Ultrsoundof kidneys normal. Urine analysis normal. But uric acid/ creatinine 1.1 and calcium/cr .26. Why ?

What's the worry?: Crystals precipitate in most people's urine as it cools and usually mean absolutely nothing. The amount of uric acid is mostly a function of its production which is mostly about diet and not a worry. Calcium / creatinine ratio in grams/grams of .260 is normal. Perhaps there is a misunderstanding. ...Read more

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Ua showed i was negative for leukocytes. Negative for white blood cells but positive for nitrites and many crystals in urine. Is this normal?

Ua showed i was negative for leukocytes. Negative for white blood cells but positive for nitrites and many crystals in urine. Is this normal?

Clinical symptoms?: It is possible to have a UTI that only shows positivity for nitrites and be negative for wbcs. Studies have shown that when nitrites are positive, a UTI has a strong chance of being present ( = good specificity for the test). Many crystals can be caused by kidney stones or food metabolism issues. ...Read more

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Physical shows I have high lymphs, WBC esterase, wbc, and crystals in urine. But no nitrites or bacteria present. No pain. What causes sterile pyuria?

Many possibilities: Among the more common would be kidney stones, tuberculosis, tumor, etc. You should see a urologist and be evaluated. ...Read more