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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


Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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The hospital found calcium oxalate crystals in my urine. What does this mean?

The hospital found calcium oxalate crystals in  my urine. What does this mean?

Here's...: Incidentally seeing few calcium oxalate crystals in routine urinalysis isn't uncommon at all, largely this is considered as unremarkable with no clinical importance as long as being free from stone passage. So, it is a good practice always referring to individual medical background before jumping into the pit of unnecessary worry and anxiety. More? Ask a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I have crystals in my urine examination ++ with uncomfortable feeling in my bladder (visiting the bath for several times in the day) what can I do?

I have crystals in my urine examination ++ with uncomfortable feeling in my bladder (visiting the bath for several times in the day) what can I do?

Lot of water: You should drink enough water so that your urine is watery, colorless and odorless. it may not reduce the need to go to the bathroom but will help in avoiding the formation of kidney stones. ...Read more

Dr. Rola Rimawi Dr. Rimawi
Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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My doctor called and told me i have blood and crystals in my urine what does this mean? Is it serious i have had kidney stones in the past

My doctor called and told me i have blood and crystals in my urine what does this mean? Is it serious i have had kidney stones in the past

Kidney stones: It may be the blood and crystals are from a recent episode of kidney stones. If there are crystals though and you've had kidney stone before, consider seeing your PCP or a kidney specialist to test if you are at risk for future episodes by checking for certain predisposing conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Gutman Dr. Gutman
Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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Calcium Oxalate crystals present in my urine what does this mean ?

Calcium Oxalate crystals present in my urine what does this mean ?

Unless...: Unless you have kidney stones, this has no meaning.... Drink a lot of water based fluids, and you will be just fine ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What are reasons why kids have crystal in the urine?

What are reasons why kids have crystal in the urine?

Normal variation: The urine is one of the trash bins for the bodies metabolism. The breakdown products of protein metabolism as well as other issues result in formation of various salts that can form crystals when their concentration is right. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
10 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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What does that mean when you have crystals in your urine?

What does that mean when you have crystals in your urine?

Depends: It greatly depends on what crystals were seen; they could be anything from uric acid, struvite, or different medications that may have crystallized in the urine. Each one has fairly characteristic crystal patterns. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc Dr. Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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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

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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My urine has a orange crystal like what does it mean dr.

My urine has a orange crystal like what does it mean dr.

Certainly can be: from taking sulfa or other drugs (and of little significance in those cases). Or can be uric acid (the chemical involved in gout.). Treatable. ...Read more

Dr. Jalal Zuberi Dr. Zuberi
Pediatrics
41 years in practice
Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College
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What mean crystals oxalata ca in urine, with frequent urinatin but no pain?

What mean crystals oxalata ca in urine, with frequent urinatin but no pain?

Risk kidney stones: Calcium oxalate crystals in urine may indicate presence of excess calcium salt, that is being excreted. It could be due to excess intake of calcium. If you have family history of kidney stones or have risk factors like diet, dehydration etc, you should get further assessment thru your personal doctor to recommend needed dietary modification and repeat urine testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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I have crysals in my urine and my stomache stays blotted and at times it hurts?

I have crysals in my urine and my stomache stays blotted and at times it hurts?

Kidney stone risk: Hi. Without knowing more (types of crystals, chemical composition), I'd say you may be at increased risk of kidney stones. That would not be expected to masquerade as stomach pain; it's usually back pain and pain with urination and blood in urine. Maybe the crystals mean nothing, however. Talk with your doc who ordered the UA/micro to see if any further workup is warranted. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Raj Singh Dr. Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
7 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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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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