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Orange Crystals In Diaper (Overview)

They are crystals of uric acid and calcium and are most likely due to the mild dehydration that occurs in the newborn period while waiting for mom's milk to come in. They disappear quickly once the baby is eating well and there are no long term issues associated with them. They are very common.


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What is the definition or description of: orange crystals in diaper?

What is the definition or description of: orange crystals in diaper?

Not to worry: They are crystals of uric acid and calcium and are most likely due to the mild dehydration that occurs in the newborn period while waiting for mom's milk to come in. They disappear quickly once the baby is eating well and there are no long term issues associated with them. They are very common. ...Read more

Orange Crystals In Diaper (Overview)

They are crystals of uric acid and calcium and are most likely due to the mild dehydration that occurs in the newborn period while waiting for mom's milk to come in. They disappear quickly once the baby is eating well and there are no long term issues associated with them. They are very common.


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Occasionally when I pee the pee is nml color but there are tiny orange crystals feel like sand in toilet. If I drink a lot of water -the next time gone?

Occasionally when I pee the pee is nml color but there are tiny orange crystals feel like sand in toilet. If I drink a lot of water -the next time gone?

Get it tested: I would suggest to get the urine tested for the cause of symptoms to see if there is any abnormality with the urine as part of assessment of the condition. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Normal baby pee: Urine is composed of water and the material that results from the breakdown of protein and other nutrients during metabolism. These can occasionally be seen as crystals in the diaper, and may be clear or have a rust like color. ...Read more

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Four month old daughter with urate crystals in diaper multiple times. Blood work and urinalysis normal. Something serious or normal variation?

Four month old daughter with urate crystals in diaper multiple times. Blood work and urinalysis normal. Something serious or normal variation?

VERY NORMAL!: We se uric acid crystals from the day kids are born. This is normal in infant urine and absolutely no reason to be concerned. In peds we call this "brick dust" in the diapers, but often it's just a pink hue to the urine, depending on what brand of diapers and how absorbent they are. No need to worry. ...Read more

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Why do I find orange stains on my baby's diaper?

Why do I find orange stains on my baby's diaper?

Uric acid crystal: It is not unusual to find orange to brick colored stain on newborn infant's diaper. Nothing to be concerned. ...Read more

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My son is 4 months 12lb. He's been sleeping through the night for the last 2 weeks. His diaper was orange tinted this morning. What does this mean?

My son is 4 months 12lb. He's been sleeping through the night for the last 2 weeks. His diaper was orange tinted this morning. What does this mean?

Brick dust?: Urate crystals (commonly called "brick dust") are a combo of calcium and urate, substances normally found in urine. Crystals of the substance often form, leaving a red-orange stain in the diaper. More likely if baby is a little dehydrated or urine is very concentrated. Make sure he is getting enough feeds during the day and if it continues, talk to your sons doctor. ...Read more

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3 yo-old had G.I. bug wk ago. Urine in diaper has orange tint at times. This morning there were org streaks on pad of diaper. Drinking again. Worry?

3 yo-old had G.I. bug wk ago. Urine in diaper has orange tint at times. This morning there were org streaks on pad of diaper. Drinking again. Worry?

Dark urine: Darkening of the urine is usually caused by dehydration (concentrated urine) or staining from supplements (orange drinks) or medications. Occassionally, small amounts of blood can give the urine a dark or tea colored appearance, a condition which should be evaluated by your physician immediately. ...Read more

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My son has orange peachy spots in his diaper from time to time, it is usually one small spot where his penis would lay, pls what could this be?

My son has orange peachy spots in his diaper from time to time, it is usually one small spot where his penis would lay, pls what could this be?

Diaper structure: Fibers and chemicals in the absorptive padding in disposable diapers can react with urine and leave a pink or orange stain on the lining. This is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My 3 yo had GI bug wk ago. Urine has orange tint after. Put cottonball in diaper. Even urine on cotton looks orange. Squeeze urine out. YELLOW. Worry?

My 3 yo had GI bug wk ago. Urine has orange tint after. Put cottonball in diaper. Even urine on cotton looks orange. Squeeze urine out. YELLOW. Worry?

See your pediatricia: Urine may be yellow due to being concentrated pls give him fluids to correct dehydration if still has yellow urine or has yellow white of the eyes pls see your pediatrician ...Read more

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My 6 month old breastfeed baby just started solids and this morning I noticed a orange dot in his diaper. Should I be calling the doctor?

My 6 month old breastfeed baby just started solids and this morning I noticed a orange dot in his diaper. Should I be calling the doctor?

Not yet: If you give him baby jar food, it often contains carotene, which is yellow/orange, and some undigested color may pass through in the stool. Another thing that causes an orange dot in the diaper when he urinates is the reaction of the urine with the drying agent some diapers have to absorb the wetness. It may show as an orange spot in the front where the urine hits the diaper. ...Read more

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My 3 yo had GI bug 5 do. Since then urine in diaper has had orange tint. Put cottonball in diaper squeezed YELLOW urine out. Act, eating fine. Worry?

No worry: When urine that has uric acid crystals in it, which can happen if child is a little bit dehydrated or recovering from an illness, the uric acid crystals hit the gel beads in the diaper and these combine for the orange tint. We see this all the time in newborn's diapers because they excrete relatively more uric acid. That's why the cotton ball urine was yellow and the diaper is discolored! ...Read more

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My 3 yo has orange tint to urine in diaper. No fever. Acting fine. Put cotton balls in diaper squeezed urine out. Urine yellow. Should I still worry?

Urate crystals?: Often we see that orange tint or even crystals in the diapers of children who are not well hydrated. Has this happened before? It is encouraging that you were able to elicit a more yellow urine, but I would concentrate on making sure he's drinking enough. ...Read more

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My son has bright orange stains in his diapers for 4 days now. What do I do and what's the cause?

My son has bright orange stains in his diapers for 4 days now. What do I do and what's the cause?

Get a urine test: You should see his doctor and have his urine tested. This can be something as unimportant as a food causing the color up to something very important such as a kidney or bladder infection ...Read more

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5 month old baby EBF, small orange/pink spot in 2 diapers; no fever, still drooling, pooping & peeing. Recent travel and now summer.? Normal.

5 month old baby EBF, small orange/pink spot in 2 diapers; no fever, still drooling, pooping & peeing. Recent travel and now summer.? Normal.

Usually crystals: The various breakdown products that end up in babies pee can form colored urate crystals that can have that appearance. This is something you can review with babies doc. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have urate crystals in her diaper?

Why does my baby have urate crystals in her diaper?

OK unless dehydrated: These crystals are a combination of elements that are normally in the urine, calcium and urate, causing a red/orange stain/crystal formation in the diaper. These are normal and should resolve on their own. If there is any ongoing feeding problem with your baby or if she is not making several wet diapers a day, see her pediatrician. ...Read more

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Found glass like crystals in babys diaper, but when I went to show them to someone they were gone, is it possible she passed them? Very confused!

Found glass like crystals in babys diaper, but when I went to show them to someone they were gone, is it possible she passed them? Very confused!

Not dangerous: If the color of the crystals were orange-it came from the urine soaked and dried on a disposable diaper-known as urate crystals-not dangerous. Clear gel can also come from the diaper. If your baby is otherwise healthy and feeding well with good weight gains-you should be fine. ...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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For the last 3 days been exp orange/red stools off/on. Also been eating bright pink/red sugar cookies with red sugar crystals. Monitor or worry?

For the last 3 days been exp orange/red stools off/on. Also been eating bright pink/red sugar cookies with red sugar crystals. Monitor or worry?

Monitor: Please speak to your doctor about this. Sometimes red stools can be from food dye or medication, but not always. Your doctor can do a test to detect blood in the stool. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi on occasion for the past year I have had orange feels sandy, residue in toilet after urination, gritty Like crystals, Drinking water it goes away. Happens usually when I'm nice t drinking a lot. I'm 32 scared it's cancer. Don't see blood?

Hi on occasion for the past year I have had orange feels sandy, residue in toilet after urination, gritty Like crystals, Drinking water it goes away. Happens usually when I'm nice t drinking a lot. I'm 32 scared it's cancer. Don't see blood?

Urate crystals: That's my bet. It's fairly common. I'm going to assume you're taking no other medications. Keep drinking plenty of water, ask whether a urinalysis to confirm this is in order, ask your physician whether it's worth checking your blood uric acid levels, or whether it's worth taking medication to alkalinize your urine (I wouldn't) which would dissolve the stuff. ...Read more

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Went pee and had bright orange powder, crystals on toilet. Also a tiny amount orange spots on water. Pregnant. Is this urate crystals? Scared to death!

Went pee and had bright orange powder, crystals on toilet. Also a tiny amount orange spots on water. Pregnant. Is this urate crystals? Scared to death!

Okay, but...: Likely, you are okay. Nonetheless. Have a urinalysis with a properly collected fresh urine, which will confirm if anything may be significant. Otherwise, you should be okay as long as voiding comfortably with a steady flow and an empty bladder. ...Read more

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How can I change a ten year olds diaper?

How can I change a ten year olds diaper?

Diaper change: Lay diaper open on surface. Roll child to one side and tuck the diaper in as far as you can on that side. Then roll child to other side and pull remainder of diaper through. Then spread child's legs and bring the diaper up in between the legs and fasten. Do not try to lift legs/buttocks as child likely to heavy, will strain both your and child's muscles. ...Read more

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How often change a diaper 12 months old?

You're kidding right: You change it when they are soiled or full of urine.There is no set time or number /day. ...Read more

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What do I need to carry in my diaper bag?

Only everything ;): Just all the things you might need while out and about with a baby. Diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream, bottles, formula, diaper changing pad. Burp cloths, bibs, extra set of cloths for accidents. Medications, including tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or motrin, benedryl, Hydrocortisone and any daily mess your kid is on. Toys, distractors and snacks. ...Read more

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What are some tips for diapering my squirming baby?

What are some tips for diapering my squirming baby?

Speed change!: You want to be fast and prepared, have everything within arms reach, when you are changing a squirmer! You may need to change the baby on the floor, instead of a table, to minimize the chance of falls. Also, keep the baby distracted and his/her hands busy with a special toy while you sneak the clean diaper on! ...Read more

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Which diaper creams work the best, and which don't do much at all?

Depends: First of all, if you have trouble getting rid of diaper rash, stop using wipies. Otherwise, some rashes respond best to zinc oxide, some to nystatin, and some to corn starch - need to eyeball the actual rash to decide which to try first. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a diaper fetish and I was wondering if it's a mental illness?

Diaper Fetish: Paraphilic infantilism? Most people aren't excited about extinguishing behaviors that they enjoy. If you are motivated for change - then consider working with a therapist who has expertise in sexual disorders. ...Read more

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How do I change my baby girl's diaper?

How do I change my baby girl's diaper?

With love!: Changing diapers is simple, but remember to be careful. Turning your back on an infant of any age who is on a high counter or changing table is dangerous.
Lay them down, open the diaper, hold their feet/legs up with one hand while cleaning their bottoms with your other hand (and a wipe or cloth!) then, place a new diaper under them, add some barrier cream, if desired, and seal them up! ...Read more

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What is the best diaper table distraction?

What is the best diaper table distraction?

Toys: Some kind of hand toy will help. For only wet diapers, many moms find it easier to change the diaper with the baby standing up. ...Read more

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Where to apply vasoline on a adult baby diaper area?

Where to apply vasoline on a adult baby diaper area?

Where is the rash...: Put the vaseline there to protect the skin. ...Read more

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How long can a new born go without wetting its diaper?

How long can a new born go without wetting its diaper?

Depends: A newborn who voids at the time of birth may only wet once in the next 24h, by the second day & after a wet every 6hrs is expected. Small wets are often not evident in today's super absorbent diapers & diapers are weighed in a hospital setting to keep track of wets. ...Read more

Diaper (Definition)

Used to collect bodily ...Read more