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I have frequent and excessive quantity of urination and now I have urine test report which says amorphous phosphate crystals (4+ per/HPF). ?

I have frequent and excessive quantity of urination and now I have urine test report which says amorphous phosphate crystals (4+ per/HPF). ?

Here are some ...: The presence of amorphous phosphate crystals is common while urine is alkaline; it is not clinically significant as long as other parameters in UA from properly collected specimen are unremarkable. As to frequent urination, have urologist check if your bladder holds or empties urine well or not, and how kidneys work. As well, self-watch of overdrinking or consuming bladder irritants such as coffee ...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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What causes phosphate to precipitate in urine?

What  causes  phosphate  to  precipitate  in  urine?

Alkaline urine + UTI: Phosphate crystals are usually formed (precipitated) in alkaline urine. Urine infected with ammonia-producing organisms will also lead to complex stone formations called struvite stones (magnesium-ammonium-phosptate). ...Read more

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What is mean the presence of one plus(+) amorphous phosphate in urine?

What is mean the presence of one plus(+) amorphous phosphate in urine?

Not significant: Urine deposits when looked under microscope may show crystals of chemical products excreted by the kidney. This has no particular significance, so you can ignore it. Some people are prone to make kidney stones. In these folks we look carefully if they have excess of any stone forming chemicals. This is not one of them. So you do not need to worry. ...Read more

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What is the normal urinary phosphate level for a 24 hour urine?

What is the normal urinary phosphate level for a 24 hour urine?

On the report: The normal range should be on be report. This range could vary among labs, so you should beget the full report from your specimen and lab to find the answer. Whomever ordered the test should have this information. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

Add citrate: Best approach is to add citrate. Citrate interferes with ca x phos and ca x oxalate. Citrate is available by rx as Urocit K and as Bicitra. You can supply citrate with orange juice and ReaLemon extract. These will not alkalinize urine. ...Read more

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I am experincing on/off pain in left testis from 3 months. Doc says no hernia, urine reports says-traces -proteins, amp phosphate occasional- crystals ?

I am experincing on/off pain in left testis from 3 months. Doc says no hernia, urine reports says-traces -proteins, amp phosphate occasional- crystals ?

Maybe nothing: Does not seem specific to any named disease but need close follow up with primary care doctor if you don't have a hernia on exam a ct-scan may pick it up. ...Read more

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Back, flank & abdo pain for 5-6 months. Persistent bloating. Sudden weight gain. Elevated blood phosphate levels. Trace protein & elevated urine leukocytes & erythrocytes. No uti. What could be wrong?

Back, flank & abdo pain for 5-6 months. Persistent bloating. Sudden weight gain. Elevated blood phosphate levels. Trace protein & elevated urine leukocytes & erythrocytes. No uti. What could be wrong?

See answer : Not knowing details of your medical hx, Fludrocortisone is a steroid and weight gain one of its common potential side effects. Most common cause of elevated phosphorus levels is kidney disease. Your abnormal urinalysis could be related to some kidney disease as well or other underlying abnormality of urinary tract. If kidney function normal, ct scan imaging may be indicated. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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Back, flank & abdo pain for 5 months. Persistent bloating. Elevated blood phosphate levels. Trace protein & elevated urine leukocytes & erythrocytes. Clear for uti. Weight gain. What could be wrong?

Back, flank & abdo pain for 5 months. Persistent bloating. Elevated blood phosphate levels. Trace protein & elevated urine leukocytes & erythrocytes. Clear for uti. Weight gain. What could be wrong?

Need evaluation: Most of the causes for this are benign - but your doctor must rule out the (uncommon) possibility of ovarian cancer. No need to be scared -this can easily be completed with ultrasounds focused on the ovaries as well as some blood tests. ...Read more

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Having extreme weakness and ptosis +ana +adolase bun 23 alkaline phosphate 54 wbc 23.56 myelos 2 segs 92% lymphs 5% aldolase 29 trace of leukocytes in urine any idea what could be wrong?

Having extreme weakness and ptosis
+ana
+adolase
bun 23
alkaline phosphate 54
wbc 23.56
myelos 2
segs 92%
lymphs 5%
aldolase 29
trace of leukocytes in urine
any idea what could be wrong?

Needs visit: Need to see a dr. To review all issues and try to establish a diagnosis and next step. Could be very serious please make an appt with a physician very soon. ...Read more

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