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Kidney Stones Foamy Urine
Foamy urine wen I pee into the toilet bowl water, but not when I do it on the bowl walls. Should I worry? (4mm kidney stone, no protein in urine test)
Normal: While yes, protein in urine can cause foaming, it can just happen also. Do not worry about it. ...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
No but suggests: Urine test in persons with kidney stones usually shows red blood cells under the microscope. However, if the stone is dormant and small it may show nothing. Occasionally, a stone will be accompanied by infection. Then whites cells may show in urine bec of infection not bec of stone. Also persons may have red blood cells in urine bec of different reasons than stones. A doctor will differentiate. ...Read more
Not at all..: Acute kidney stone as it is passing down can cause some bleeding, thus urine testing for presence of blood and not stone. Many diseases cause blood in urine--bladder or kidney infection, tumors etc...So blood in urine does not necessarily mean stone. A spiral ct is an excellent test these days and can help detect where and how big the stone is. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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
My urine looks very bloody, I have a kidney stone but it hasn't passed yet and its been two weeks, go to the doc?
Bloody urine: Yes, go to a urologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have had some bouts with kidney stones and now my dr says there is trace blood in my urine. Should I be worried?
No point in worrying: Trace blood most likely might indicate residual stone fragments or a new stone, might indicate bladder tumor, if ur a smoker or kidney tumor or hopefully means nothing other than an inconsequential trace of blood. Kidney & bladder ultrasound is a reasonable screening study for stones or tumors, although tiny stones can be missed. Best discuss it with your urologist. Have u had a metabolic work-up? ...Read more
I have been having left pain in my kidney area for the past 4 days. Can a urine test be normal and still have kidney stones?
It is possible:
You may have stones that are moving within the kidney and causing episodic mild obstruction if they are located near the junction of the kidney and the kidney drainage tube (ureter).
The key question is whether your pain occurs with changes in position (twisting upper body, bending or standing from a sitting position). If this is the case, the pain may be back related (musculoskeletal). ...Read more
5mm non obstructive kidney stone with intermitten pain. Blood and urine tests are normal. Can't take pain much longer. Can stone be causing pain?
I have a 3mm kidney stone. 2wks ago it was in my kidney. I have blood in my urine now & mild pain. Does that mean it moved out of my kidney? I'm a fm
Is the pain on the same side as the kidney stone was?
Please see your doctor. You may be passing a kidney stone. Given its size, there's a good chance it will pass on its own. Please strain your urine, stay hydrated, and obtain adequate pain control. This may require a trip to the ed or multiple visits with your doctor. An urologist may need to become involved if this persists more than 2 weeks. ...Read more
Yes: Depends where the kidney stone is. If it is in the renal pelvis or bladder and not sufficiently irritating the lining of the kidney, ureter (kidney to bladder), urethra (bladder to outside), there may be no visible blood. Often, a simple urine dip test done in your physicians office will be able to detect microscopic blood in your urine. Are you having flank pain or painful urination? See your doc. ...Read more
A ph of the urine less than 5.5 certainly predisposes uric acid crystals to form. Simple urine tests will help you determine if you are at risk for developing these kinds of kidney stones.
Some other causes of acidic urine include:
respiratory disease. ...Read more
Means U have k stone: Kidney stones, usually are associated with heaturia (blood in urine) to various extents. Blood can be as little as to be invisible & only seen my microscope, medium to give urine a pink tinge or urine can be grossly bloody & even contain small clots. All it means is that u have a kidney stine that has punctured a blood capillary or small vein causing it to bleed. Stone may still pass on its own. ...Read more
Yes: It is possible but most people have pain when passing a stone. ...Read more
How long after passing a kidney stone does it take for urine to clear any traces of blood associated with passing the stone?
Hematuria: It is variable. If the stone caused a good deal of irritation to the ureter, red blood cels may be detectable in the urine for days to weeks. Of course, there is always the possibility that there are more stones in the kidneys causing persistent blood in the urine. Have an x-ray or ct to assess for additional stones if not already done. ...Read more
I'm suffering from a pink blood with the urine could this be a kidney stone? And if it is how can I heal it without medications?
There are many different causes blood in the urine. The the most common are menstrual bleeding, urinary tract infections and kidney stones. Less common causes include a bleeding disorder, anticoagulants, a chronic or acute kidney inflammation called nephritis, and cancer anywhere in the urinary tract.
There are no diets OR over-the-counter remedies that treat or cure URINARY BLEEDING ...Read more
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
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
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