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Doctor insights on: Do Amorphous Crystals Cause Kidney Stones In Urine

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Can kidney stones cause small crystal pieces to pass in urine?

Can kidney stones cause small crystal pieces to pass in urine?

Yes: Kidney stones are of different sizes. Some are as big as a golf ball or more and some are minute crystals like sand or gravel. Also, some are very small and not even noticeable. Many have crystals in urine that are visible only under the microscope. ...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


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Can kidney stones cause albumin in the urine?

Can kidney stones cause albumin in the urine?

Yes, they can: Kidney stones damage parts of the kidney called nephrons, and this allows protein to escape into the collecting system showing it in the urine. ...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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Can kidney stones be expelled in small pieces with urine? Can they also casue blood in the urine?

Can kidney stones be expelled in small pieces with urine? Can they also casue blood in the urine?

Kidney stones: What you describe are likely pieces of clotted blood and fibrin. It is common while it would be extremely unlikely to pass any actual "tissue" with a kidney stone episode. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones with size of 5mm cause decreased urine output? I was diagnosed yesterday and today I think that my urine output is decreased.

Can kidney stones with size of 5mm cause decreased urine output? I was diagnosed yesterday and today I think that my urine output is decreased.

No: Unless kidney stones are stuck in the ureter, the tube leading from kidney to bladder, it will not result in decrease in urine output, unless both kidneys are simultaneously blocked which is improbably. If stones get stuck it isvery painful. ...Read more

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Will small kidney stones cause an increase in urine production?

Will small kidney stones cause an increase in urine production?

Stones: No, stones do not affect urine production. However increasing your fluid intake and increasing your urine production can help prevent stones from forming and help pass stones that you may have. ...Read more

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I have blood and calcium deposits ib my urine, I have not been hurting, what is a cause of this other than kidney stones?

I have blood and calcium deposits ib my urine, I have not been hurting, what is a cause of this other than kidney stones?

Need urologist: Painless gross hematuria (blood in urine) should be evaluated by a urologist. There are numerous things that can cause blood in the urine...Stones, infection, enlarged prostate, kidney diseases, cancer. You should be evaluated by a urologist to find the source of the blood. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more