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Epithelial cells in urine and have been having kidney pain. What is going on?

Epithelial cells in urine and have been having kidney pain. What is going on?

Try again: Epi's almost always are a marker of a contaminated specimen--it picked up skin cells along the stream. Need a good clean catch, and are looking for bacteria, white blood cells, nitrite, leukocyte esterase, and WBC casts for classic pyelonephritis (kidney infection). If ua clean other than red blood cells, might be a kidney stone. See a doctor for testing. ...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 can I do about frequent urinating? I usually have to go about once an hour. And it seems to be getting worse. I also have kidney pains.

What can I do about frequent urinating? I usually have to go about once an hour. And it seems to be getting worse. I also have kidney pains.

See your doctor: A primary care physician can evaluate your symptoms most effectively initially because urinary frequency/flank pain can be a manifestation of many things. Possibilities include excessive caffeine/fluid intake, stone, infection, diabetes, and urinary retention among others. A history, physical, and basic tests are necessary to rule certain things out, and a referral to a urologist may help too. ...Read more

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I have extremely foamy urine every time I go I heard this could be kidney disease?

I have extremely foamy urine every time I go I heard this could be kidney disease?

Possibly: Are you taking extra protein for athletic reasons? Could be a sign of extra protein being excreted. Best to see a physician to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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I been having discomfort on my right side like in my kidney erea and now it's going down my right leg to my calf my urine has been darker than usual?

I been having discomfort on my right side like in my kidney erea and now it's going down my right leg to my calf my urine has been darker than usual?

See details: Have the issue evaluated. There are several possible causes and some may be serious. I would suggest evaluation of both abdominal and musculoskeletal causes. ...Read more

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Does urine retention back up to kidney?

Does urine retention back up to kidney?

The answer is yes.: Yes! One of the main complication of chronic urinary retention is kidney damage. If urine backs up into the kidneys, permanent kidney damage can lead to reduced kidney function and chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Can 6mm size kidney stone pass through urine?

Probably: Kidney stones come in many sizes and shapes. 6 mm is not very large and should eventually pass. Straining urine with kitchen strainer every voiding should eventually catch the stone which likely will look like a blood clot. It can get hung up in the ureter causing significant pain. There are ways to get it out if trouble passing, see urologist for that. ...Read more

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Can you have a kidney stone with normal urine?

Can you have a kidney stone with normal urine?

Yes: Blood in the urine on urinalysis is not present at least 10% of the time when a stone is active. ...Read more

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How many bubbles in urine is considered a kidney problem?

How many bubbles in urine is considered a kidney problem?

Just not a good way: To tell if there is kidney disease. There might be more bubbles if there is protein in the urine, but the quality of the water in the toilet, other chemicals in the urine, strength of the stream, etc. OTher than bloody, you need the urinalysis to tell if urine is abnormal. ...Read more

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How is it that protein in the urine may be a sign of kidney damage?

How is it that protein in the urine may be a sign of kidney damage?

Altered filtration.: The kidney normal has a complex filtering & absorption system that retains almost all of the protein in the blood to conserve it. When the cells that form the filter develop problems through inflammation or disease, they allow protein to the released in the urine detectable on urinalysis. An evaluation to assess the degree and to find the cause is important to limit any kidney damage. ...Read more

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Can you get kidney disease from holding in your urine all the time?

Can you get kidney disease from holding in your urine all the time?

Probably not…: …kidney disease but more frequent bladder infections: holding urine stretches bladder so it doesn't function well in emptying, often leaving urine behind, which then becomes a source for infection. Try to urinate soon after getting the urge. If urinating often, see doc to be checked for UTI or diabetes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a kidney stone to develop, can urine tell this?

How long does it take for a kidney stone to develop, can urine tell this?

STONE: Can be a hint but not confirm it. The type of stone is important to determine the time it takes along wth the urine concentration. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has pseudomonas in her urine. Will this cause kidney damage?

My 1 year old has pseudomonas in her urine. Will this cause kidney damage?

Maybe: Pseudomonas germs can produce significant injury to the kidneys & urinary tract. It is not a common finding even among kids who get a uti. It often shows up in kids who have been on multiple meds & can come from the intestines. Good monitoring going forward can minimize your child's risks. ...Read more

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Passed a 6mm kidney stone and still have brownish urine, what does this mean?

Passed a 6mm kidney stone and still have brownish urine, what does this mean?

Unclear: This could be due to residual irritation of the urinary tract if you had blood initially. You should have a repeat urinalysis and urine culture, and then a hematuria workup (urine cytology, imaging ctscan, and cystoscopy=camera to look in bladder) at the discretion of your physician. ...Read more

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Can someone have normal blood test and urine test and still have kidney issues?

Can someone have normal blood test and urine test and still have kidney issues?

Rarely: Although it is uncommon one can have her reduced level of kidney function with normal blood and urine test. This is most common in older patients with decreased muscle mass and also with people of small stature or small frame. Their kidney function is better assessed by doing a 24 hour urine collection protein and creatinine clearance. Imaging test are also useful such as kidney ultrasound ...Read more

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What does mild caliectasis of kidney mean? And stasis of urine in right proximal ureter?

What does mild caliectasis of kidney mean? And stasis of urine in right proximal ureter?

Dilatation: Caliectasis is a dilatation of the kidneys' urine collecting tubes within the kidney itself. It can reflect some degree of obstruction, infection, or reflux of urine from the bladder to the kidney. Stasis of urine in the upper ureter has a similar list or possible causes. ...Read more

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What to do if I just passed my first kidney stone, now my urine is brown. Is this normal?

What to do if I just passed my first kidney stone, now my urine is brown. Is this normal?

Altered renal blood: Quite common with or after passing kidney stone. Should clear up soon. Please keep your dr informed if it continues. Blood in urine is never normal and often not serious. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the name of that kidney disease where the urine backs up into the kindeys?

Please help! What is the name of that kidney disease where the urine backs up into the kindeys?

Reflux: I think what you are talking about is vesicoureteral reflux (vur). This is more commonly seen in children, especially males. There is a secondary form that can be seen in adults or anyone with damaged nerves to bladder resulting in a neurogenic bladder. When the urine backs up into the kidneys hydronephrosis (swollen kidneys) can develop. ...Read more

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Just done my urine test and reports are protein +++. What does that means. Is there are any kidney problem.

Just done my urine test and reports are protein +++. What does that means. Is there are any kidney problem.

Could be: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, 3+ protein in urine warrants consultation with a nephrologist.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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How likely is it that microsophic blood found in urine is comeing from 3mm inside kidney not in utheria or bladder?

How likely is it that microsophic blood found in urine is comeing from 3mm inside kidney not in utheria or bladder?

No way to tell: Most common cause for Microhematuria (Blood in Urine) is infection, then stone and trauma and cancer. But age and other condition needs to be considered.
If your problem resolves after treating the UTI, BINGO! ...Read more

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Hi, I have a Kidney stone of 8 mm in right uretreric calculus at VU junction. It is possible to pass through urine. Pl suggest.

Hi, I have a Kidney stone of 8 mm in right uretreric calculus at VU junction. It is possible to pass through urine. Pl suggest.

Possible but hard: 8mm is a good size stone first make sure it is not blocking the kidney next you could passed it but very painful find out if they can crush it with a machine or grab it with a basket ...Read more

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If I having left side kidney pain and my urine is a redich yellow and orangeish is that is something that can wit for apointment?

UTI or Kidney Stone: This could be a number of things but I think it likely to be a kidney stone or a urine infection. You should get to your regular doctor asap to be evaluated. If you are having fever or worsening pain you should go to the er. Otherwise you should go to your regular doctor. This may be a sign of some blood in the urine also known as gross hematuria. This condition can be caused by many things. ...Read more

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My left kidney hurts me and so does my right one (right kidney hurts from time to time) and my urine is foamy. Hiw dangerous is this?

My left kidney hurts me and so does my right one (right kidney hurts from time to time) and my urine is foamy. Hiw dangerous is this?

See rmark: Young lady, if both of what you think are kidney pain &
your urine is "foamy" has any doctor seen you? If not, why not!! Has your urine been checked to see why it is foamy? Any pus? bacteria? protein? etc. Please see
any doctor, preferably a urologist to check you kidneys
I send you my best wishes in good health '
I'm interested in what they find............. ...Read more

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For about 3 years + I have been having dark colored foul smelling urine. Drs said its not a UTI but im thinking there may be a kidney problem.

For about 3 years + I have been having dark colored foul smelling urine. Drs said its not a UTI but im thinking there may be a kidney problem.

Diverticulum?: There are several possibilities, one of which would be a bladder diverticulum. You do not say whether it is possible that the odor is coming from vaginal secretions, or whether you have been seen by a urologist and undergone cystoscopy. If not, do so. ...Read more

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


Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more