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Sediment 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
Some is normal: On a lab test we centrifuge your urine and there is always some urine sediment. What is in the sediment is what is important. If you had a uti, were treated and now feel better, the sediment is likely of no consequence, but best to check with the doc who ordered it to make sure. ...Read more
Finding small amounts of sediment in urine, no blood/odor. Dipped myself which shows mod wbc. Horrible lower back pain (endometriosis). Any thoughts?
Could be UTI: I think it definitely could be a urinary tract infection but that should be checked out. Urinary sediment is certainly not normal which could signal other malfunctions going on and not just an infectious process. I recommend getting a urine sample looked at and possibly cultured, depending on what your doctor would like. Would get the sediment looked at microscopically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does high monocytes and low amount of WBC in blood test indicate infection? and what does high amorphous sediment in urine test mean?
These mean nothing: Only a very high absolutely monocyte count is of any concern if you feel well, and low WBC is of concern if and only if lymphs or neuts are way-way low. If you're sick, this whispers "rule out typhoid". Amorphous sediment is simply stuff that was soluble at body temperature but crystallized as the urine cooled. It means nothing at all. ...Read more
Found min sediment in urine x1 wk. Dipped urine no blood or odor. Mod wbc. Horrible lower back and lower abdominal pain daily. Poss uti? Any thoughts
Possible: It is not necessary that blood be present as blood can be lysed or whole rbc and your tester does not detect the whole blood. The kidney is not really in the lower back but rather mid back but the lower abdominal pain may point to the bladder. Since there are discrepancies it is best to see your doctor and be diagnosed properly and treated appropriately. ...Read more
I get a lot of sediment in my urine, pain and sometimes bleeding apx 1x a week then it clears again. Why? Urinalysis, culture were normal when clear.
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