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Little White Specks In Urine
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
Small white stringy pieces in my urine, both peeing in a cup and in toilet. Look like strings / ghosts. What are they?? Urine color normal, no burn.
See answer: Probable mucus threads. In small amounts, often normal and sometimes more or less visible depending on the pH or concentration of the urine. May also be commonly seen with asymptomatic bacteriuria (bacterial colonization of urine) or contamination of urine with vaginal secretions especially if around the time of ovulation or with vaginal infection/irrigation. Urinalysis and urine culture helpful. ...Read more
Do black specs(like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?
Nah: Significant blood loss (more than 3-4 ounces of blood), especially from upper sources, e.g. Stomach, duodenum , small bowel, less likely from right colon, can give black, tarry stol, with a typically characteristic odor, often loose (blood is a laxative):melena (black). Entire stool would be black, not just individual spots. Likely from food, seeds. Iron pills, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can do also. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Post-nasal drip, gastrointestinal reflux, smoking creating brochitis, occupational exposure to pollutants, or living in an area where environmental pollutants are high. If you don't smoke, suggest you see a primary care doctor who may refer you, if necessary, to a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more
What causes white dot fluffy mucus and lots of bright red blood in a dark runny stool with a very foul odor?
A few tiny light brown "strings" in urine. No pain and my urine was otherwise healthy looking (pale yellow). Maybe left-over period blood?
Could be: We can not really answer without seeing what you are talking about. If you just finished your period then left over blood is certainly a reasonable guess. If you have symptoms of a bladder infection like burning and frequency then consider seeing a doctor for a urinalysis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the morning I've been coughing up dark brownish mucus. Its mostly clear with dark brown spots sometimes its more than just spots its more like a brown gray blob.
Urine: Usually precipitates of salts with the changes in acidity from the bladder to the toilet. If these "flakes" are in the urine without being seen in the toilet, then you should take a specimen to your doctor and have them look at it. Without seeing this it is very difficult to tell what it might be. ...Read more
Urologist can check: A urologist can evaluate to see if there is urethritis (inflammation of the urethra), which can be due to disorders such as an infection, an autoimmune problem, chemical irritation, rare cancers, medicine effects, abrasions from a kidney stone, etc... The doctor can help check for a prostate infection, and for std's such as chlamydia, etc... ...Read more