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Endometriosis White Particles In Urine
White and pink tissue coming out in my urine. Could this mean my endometriosis has spread to my bladder?
Here are some. ..: To verify if indeed you are seeing white & pink tissue in urine, you need urinalysis (UA) to test the urine and cystoscopy to look into the bladder. If both are okay, you would be ok; if cystoscopy is okay but UA shows the "tissue", you need a complete set of imaging study such as CT. IVP to see the configuration and texture of entire urinary tract for completion. More detail? Ask urologist timely. ...Read more
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
Very unlikely; rare: Endometriotic implants have been reported in many sites outside the pelvic and abdominal cavity (like the lungs, the umbilicus, skin, cervix...) They may theoretically extend to the bladder and therefore could very rarely account for or "cause protein to show up in urine". A cystoscopic exam or a urine cytologic test for endometrial cells and hemosiderin deposits may help answer your question. ...Read more
Hi I am 2 days post op endometriosis excision with draining of cysts and I currently have some blood in my urine, is this normal?
Likely: Normal. If excessive or with other symptoms consult your surgeon ...Read more
I have endometriosis. I've had cloudy urine with an amonia smell to it. Had several urinalysis done all came out negative. What could this be?
Red and white blood cells in urine. Docs not worried - decided it was endometriosis (without further tests). Should I seek 2nd opinion?
DEFINITELY!: Red and white blood cells in urine could mean possible bladder infection; urine culture can confirm this. Endometriosis can only be diagnosed by a biopsy or direct visualization (can't biopsy something that you can't see so visualization is required) via laparoscopy. Start with a urine culture; if negative and there is suspicion for endometriosis, see a gynecologist. Best of luck. ...Read more
Bad vaginal burning 6 weeks. Dr puzzled. None of usual diagnoses. 53 long endometriosis history, very dark urine/bladder pain. Hot flashes/hysterectomy?
See answer: Most common causes of vaginal burning are infectious vaginitis (bv, yeast, std) which likely have already been ruled out. Irritant-related and atrophic vaginitis and lichen sclerosis usually evident on basis of hx and exam. Dark urine usually a reflection of concentrated urine if urinalysis otherwise normal. To me, your description is suggestive of "vulvodynia" and possible "interstitial cystitis". ...Read more
Finding small amounts of sediment in urine, no blood/odor. Dipped myself which shows mod wbc. Horrible lower back pain (endometriosis). Any thoughts?
Could be UTI: I think it definitely could be a urinary tract infection but that should be checked out. Urinary sediment is certainly not normal which could signal other malfunctions going on and not just an infectious process. I recommend getting a urine sample looked at and possibly cultured, depending on what your doctor would like. Would get the sediment looked at microscopically. ...Read more
Taking avelox prednisone and albuterol nebulizer. Coughed really bad and had urine leakage. It was brown. I also have endometriosis.
Urine analysis: You should consider having your doctor do a urine analysis. This type of analysis involves giving a small sample of urine and testing urine to make sure that there is no bacteria in the urine. Sometimes medications especially antibiotics can cause color changes to occur in the urine as well. ...Read more
23 now. Diagnosed low IgA 10 years ago. Prone to colds and flu and severe. Now has endometriosis, blood and protein in urine, chronic sinus congestion/pain?
Not possible: Si joints do not become 'loose' in the first place so they cannot tighten up. ...Read more
My sister has probable endometriosis, chronic sinus congestion, tonsil stones, atrophy in one eye, now blood and protein in urine. What could be the cause?
Unrelated: Don't look for a single cause. Endometriosis is extremely common, as are sinus troubles. A person can learn to remove their own tonsilloliths. Blood and protein in the urine in a woman are often contaminants but a cause should be sought. It's a waste of time to try to connect these. I'm glad you care for her and trust these concerns can all be addressed. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is it true that some patients with endometriosis have bloody stools, bloody urine, painful urination and painful bowel movements?
Yes: The presence of blood in the urine, stools, painful urination or painful bowel movements could be due to involvement of these organs with endometriosis but other conditions such ass ic, other tumors of the bladder or bowel need to be excluded. Inflammatory bowel diseases like crohn's/colitis needs to be excluded. ...Read more
I have white small stringy particles in urine. No symptoms but scared something is wrong. Did a CMP blood test and all was normal. What could it be?
A urine examination would have been more useful than a CMP. Do you have any symptoms? Could it be mucus from your genital tract rather than coming from the urinary bladder?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
WBC/leukocytes constantly in urine, but never nitrites or bacteria. Antibiotics don't help. If not UTI then what? Is endometriosis possible?
WBC in urine: I have seen U/A with trace of small WBC and no growth on urine culture in women who have had vaginitis with either mycoplasma, ureoplasma, BV, trichamonas, yeast (though with yeast/trichamonas they get itching). I usually treat with Zithromax/Flagyl/ Gynezole-1 or doxycycline/flagyl/gynezole-1. Don't know correlation with endometriosis, as that is more internal. Discuss with doctor ...Read more
Endo: In short we don't know. There are some theories that suggest that endometriosis occurs because of back bleeding through the fallopian tubes into the pertoneal cavity and the body is not able to digest this blood for which reason endometriosis develops. Most women have retrograde menses but only about 10 percent may get endometriosis due to a faulty immunological system. ...Read more
Pelvis, abdomen: Endometriosis is a serious problem in which little pieces of tissue (similar to the uterine lining that bleeds and sheds each month) are trapped inside one's pelvis and abdomen. Rarely, women may have tissue trapped in the chest or other places. With each menstrual period, the trapped tissue sheds and bleeds on the inside of the abdomen (the blood has no way to leave the body), causing much pain. ...Read more
Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a bening disease defined by the presence of endometrial glands (lining of inside the uterus) outside the uterus and its associated with pelvic pain, painful menstruation and infertility. The disease tends to progress and recurrs. Any female with menstruation can develop endometriosis. ...Read more
See an expert doc:
There are many symptoms that are suggestive of endometriosis:
extremely painful menstrual cycles
chronic pelvic pain
painful bowel movements
inability to get pregnant
cyclic shoulder pain
cyclic bowel symptoms
If you have some of these symptoms, see a gynecologist specialized in the care of endometriosis. The only way to make the diagnosis for certain is via laparoscopy. ...Read more
Few ways: Endometriosis is a condition that causes painful menses (periods), pelvic pain, sometimes heavy bleeding, pain with intercourse, etc. By taking medication that suppresses your menstrual cycles the diagnosis can be presumed if your symptoms go away. However to know for sure you need to have a diagnostic laparoscopy. This is an outpatient procedure and some tissue can be removed to verify endo. ...Read more
Laparoscopy usually: Although your symptoms, clinical history, pelvic sonogram and Gyn exam may raise the possibility of pelvic endometriosis, the diagnosis of intraabdominal endometriosis is most often made visually by laparoscopy and confirmed by biopsy of endometriotic lesions (which often have characteristic /defined features) or of suspected areas that may have atypical appearances. ...Read more
Many ways: Chronic pain of endometriosis can be treated with anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, aleve) and narcotics. Hormonal medications such as oral contraceptives and Lupron (leuprolide) help long term. Yoga and exercises are very helpful. Finally, surgical excision of endometriosis may reduce pain ...Read more
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