Hippuric acid crystals in urine - Doctor answers

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A urine having a pH of 9.0 with many uric acid crystals, clear and a specific gravity of 1.010. What could be the findings?

A urine having a pH of 9.0 with many uric acid crystals, clear and a specific gravity of 1.010. What could be the findings?

Repeat it: Uric acid crystals are surprising in an alkaline urine, and a ph of 9.0 in a person not symptomatic with a proteus infection would suggest the urine specimen wasn't sent to the lab or tested in a timely way. ...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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Daughter 2.5 yrs old has crystals in urine. Ultrsoundof kidneys normal. Urine analysis normal. But uric acid/ creatinine 1.1 and calcium/cr. 26. Why?

Daughter 2.5 yrs old has crystals in urine. Ultrsoundof kidneys normal. Urine analysis normal. But uric acid/ creatinine 1.1 and calcium/cr. 26. Why?

What's the worry?: Crystals precipitate in most people's urine as it cools and usually mean absolutely nothing. The amount of uric acid is mostly a function of its production which is mostly about diet and not a worry. Calcium / creatinine ratio in grams/grams of. 260 is normal. Perhaps there is a misunderstanding. ...Read more

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What do crystals in childs urine mean?

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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What should I eat or avoid if I have urine acid?

What should I eat or avoid if I have urine acid?

Normal: Urine is normally acidic and there is no need to change your diet because of that. ...Read more

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What does Slfanamide crystals in urine mean?

What does Slfanamide crystals in urine mean?

Sulfa drugs: Unusual crystals in urine sediment, usually following antibiotics or diuretics that are Sulfa-based. Hydration is key, since crystals is a sign that precipitation already occurred in the kidneys. ...Read more

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My urine has a orange crystal like what does it mean dr.

My urine has a orange crystal like what does it mean dr.

Certainly can be: From taking sulfa or other drugs (and of little significance in those cases). Or can be uric acid (the chemical involved in gout.). Treatable. ...Read more

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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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I have crysals in my urine and my stomache stays blotted and at times it hurts?

I have crysals in my urine and my stomache stays blotted and at times it hurts?

Kidney stone risk: Hi. Without knowing more (types of crystals, chemical composition), I'd say you may be at increased risk of kidney stones. That would not be expected to masquerade as stomach pain; it's usually back pain and pain with urination and blood in urine. Maybe the crystals mean nothing, however. Talk with your doc who ordered the UA/micro to see if any further workup is warranted. Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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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What does that mean when you have crystals in your urine?

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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What could cause my urine to turn into a crystal like substance?

What could cause my urine to turn into a crystal like substance?

Urinalysis: Sediment is quite common in normal urine. A simple urinalysis and microscopic examination is a good way to screen for abnormal sediment. ...Read more

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How much can you lower the pH of your urine by eating only acid-forming foods, and how long does it take?

How much can you lower the pH of your urine by eating only acid-forming foods, and how long does it take?

It is complicated: The pH of your urine is complicated. Diet high in animal fat tend to lower urine pH but urine volume and other factors such as kidney function and respiratory status also have an effect. ...Read more

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Why would I need a urine uric acid measurement?

Why would I need a urine uric acid measurement?

To rule out gout: Uric acid levels help a doctor determine what can be causing swelling, pain and other problems that can become very serious. ...Read more