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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

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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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

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications in case one is the cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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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 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

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Get urinalysis with a mid-stream catch
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Visit PCP or urologist
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Follow up with urologist
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Note other symptoms, related medical history
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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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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Go to your PCP have a complete exam urinalysis, a culture sensitivity.
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If all exams are normal, make a habit to drink a lot of water.
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Request regular urine checks to see if the blood in your urine persist
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