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Low Urine P H Causes
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
What is cause of high urine ph? It's always high normal (alkaline) or out of range on high side. Eat lots of fruits. Something to worry about?
Usually related. ..: Alkaline urine ph of 7-8 is usually related with uti, vegetarian diet, metabolic alkalosis caused by vomiting, the use of steroids or diuretic drugs, or the overuse of antacids or laxatives., and bears no harm as long as having no UTI and being comfortable; if so, no need to worry. But in doubt, check with doc timely for individual condition. ...Read more
No, cover with PCP:
A renal consult might be wise since the causes could range from nothing to worry about to something that needs to be looked into now.
Pcp=primary care physician which is another way of saying family doctor. ...Read more
Does kidney failure typically cause urine pH fluctuations & protien in urine, but normal bun and creatine?
Renal failure: Renal failure implies the kidneys are not working. When that happens, BUN and serum creatinine rise. Ph fluctuations in urine are normal. Mild amounts of protein in urine can be normal. So, kidney failure can cause a whole bunch of urine changes, but BUN and creatinine have to be abnormal to make this diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: Acidic is ph less than 7, while ph of 7 and above is alkaline. Normal urine ph is 4.6 to 8.0. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results. ...Read more
Basic: The ph scale measures acidity and basicity. Higher ph means the urine is more basic and lower ph means it is more acidic. Normal range for urine can be between 4.5 - 8.0 according to most sources. Medication and various medical conditions can affect ph, including multiple issues at one time making deciphering the meaning of the ph without more info difficult. ...Read more
In normal range: The ph scale measures acidity and basicity. Higher ph means the urine is more basic and lower ph means it is more acidic. Normal range for urine can be between 4.5 - 8.0 according to most sources. Medication and various medical conditions can affect ph, including multiple issues at one time making deciphering the meaning of the ph without more info difficult. ...Read more
It's not normal.:
There are several possibilities but a ph of 9.0 is very high. Possibilities include:
medications you're taking (including supplements and otc meds)
renal issues like renal tubular acidosis
you really need to have it checked again and compare it to blood work. ...Read more
Akaline urine: May indicate risk or possible UTI. Though full dipstick or urinalysis is needed to reach any conclusions. The cloudy urine is associated with increased specific gravity and leukocytes may indicate concentration and UTI. Drinking plenty of fluids and treatment with ABX may be indicated in such a case ...Read more
Yes: Very much so. We've just visited; get some pH strips and have fun. You'll discover the tremendous variability -- it's your kidneys doing fine-tuning so you don't have to worry about your blood pH and can do the things you enjoy. ...Read more
Not enough to test: Qns translates to quantity not sufficient. It means there was not enough volume of the sample for the test to be run buy the method the lab uses to confirm the result. ...Read more
What does high urine pH 7.5-8.5 that fluctuates a lot mean? Is it bc I drink a lot of water or systemic alkadosis?
Alkalotic urine: Why are you so preoccupied with the ph of your urine? It seems that you are having repeated urine analyses to assess your urine's ph. Water intake does not, per se, make your urine alkalotic. Causes of an alkalotic urine are: urinary tract obstruction, pyloric obstruction, salicylate intoxication, renal tubular acidosis, chronic renal failure and respiratory failure. Do you have one of these? ...Read more