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Dr. James Lin
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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

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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. Gurmukh Singh
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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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Dr. Joseph Gutman
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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

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. James Ferguson
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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

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Dr. James Ferguson
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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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Dr. James Ferguson
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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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Dr. Tony Ho
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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

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