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Urine (Definition)

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


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Is sediment in urine normal? I had a uti

Is sediment in urine normal? I had a uti

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

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Is white sediment in urine a sign of infection?

Is white sediment in urine a sign of infection?

Not necessarily: It could simply be salts precipitating out as the urine hits the toilet water. On the other hand if you are having white discharge from the urethra (tube running from bladder out), then this should be seen by a doctor pronto. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 12 weeks ago. Noticing increased sediment in urine. Why would that be?

Gallbladder removed 12 weeks ago.  Noticing increased sediment in urine.  Why would that be?

Not uncommon: Increased sediment in the urine can signify a biliary blockage, which can take place after gallbladder removal. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op consult. ...Read more

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One year old baby after passing urine l noticed white sediment in urine like rice powder?

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One year old baby after passing urine l noticed white sediment in urine like rice powder?

May be okay ....: What you see most likely represents the presence of amorphous phosphate crystals commonly appearing in alkaline urine and considered to be normal as long as voiding okay and urinalysis from properly collected urine is normal. More? Ask experts timely. ...Read more

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Urine sediment: correct // urine culture: not assessable bcause of growth of mixed bacterial flora. Can i assume i don't have an infection?

Urine sediment: correct // urine culture: not assessable bcause of growth of mixed bacterial flora. Can i assume i don't have an infection?

Not necessarily: Would need full clinical correlation. Why was the ua and c&s ordered and how was it collected. Although mixed bacterial flora seldom means infection, it also does not exclude the possibility of infection. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered these studies. ...Read more

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Finding small amounts of sediment in urine, no blood/odor. Dipped myself which shows mod wbc. Horrible lower back pain (endometriosis). Any thoughts?

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 more

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Does high monocytes and low amount of WBC in blood test indicate infection? and what does high amorphous sediment in urine test mean?

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

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My urine has large urine amorphous sediment, small urine calcium oxalate crystals, small bacteria, small mucus , trace protein and sp grav 1.030?

My urine has large urine amorphous sediment, small urine calcium oxalate crystals, small bacteria, small mucus , trace protein and sp grav 1.030?

Sounds normal: All these are common and normal. Your urine is quite concentrated, probably due to limited fluid intake before it was collected; this probably explains the trace protein, which is the only thing mentioned that might be considered slightly abnormal. Discuss with your doctor, but I see no cause for worry. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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.

Blood in urine: Despite the normal urinalysis, the presence of visible blood in the urine warrants a thorough evaluation of your urinary tract. You could easily be passing a stone but a more serious problem needs to be excluded. See a urogist! ...Read more

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My 3 yr. Old daughter has a reddish sediment in her urine. The urine itself is not red. She started getting sick 5 days ago. She did not have a fever but she had trouble keeping food and liquids down.

My 3 yr. Old daughter has a reddish sediment in her urine.  The urine itself is not red. She started getting sick 5 days ago.  She did not have a fever but she had trouble keeping food and liquids down.

Sometimes : Sometimes with dehydration from vomiting and/or diarrhea the urine can have a rust colored sediment it. Make sure she is drinking plenty of fluids. If she is having any pain with urination or along her back she may have a kidney or bladder infection, which could have caused the nausea and vomiting in the first place. If she is having urinary symptoms such as urgency, pain, accidents, or blood n her urine she needs to see the doctor. ...Read more

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Recently had uti. Now have white sediment & chemical-smelling urine & burning during sex. My partner says he now has itchy genitalia. Yeast infection?

Recently had uti. Now have white sediment & chemical-smelling urine & burning during sex. My partner says he now has itchy genitalia. Yeast infection?

Antibiotic use?: If you took or are taking an antibiotic, then this may be normal. A yeast infection is not uncommon for the female that is being treated but not the male. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have mucous like sediments in my urine before my menstruation ends?

Is it normal to have mucous like sediments in my urine before my menstruation ends?

Yes: The lower part of the uterus, the cervix, produces varying amounts and quality of mucus throughout the cycle. It is perfectly possible to see some of this at the end of your period bleeding, especially if you have already delivered a baby or two. ...Read more

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White cloudy sediment appears in urine. No burning sensations or blood. What else could it be besides urinary tract infection? Could it be serious?

White cloudy sediment appears in urine. No burning sensations or blood. What else could it be besides urinary tract infection? Could it be serious?

hard to tell: Cloudy urine with sediment may be an early sign of stone disease. More commonly, after a meal, urine is cloudy as the ph is elevated because of the increased stomach acid secretion. A visit with your doctor for a urine test may help. ...Read more

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