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Shiny Particles In My 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
I have "flakes" that appear after I pee. On toilet paper, in urine & around urthre, what are they? Shiny, whitish, hard, like crystals? Just found 8!
I have what looks like shiny oil droplets in my urine....also stay swollen all over especially in feet and hands. What can cause this?
Kidney: The answer is a lot of things. But with your history of high blood pressure kidney disease tops the list. Especially if the oily droplets in your urine foam up, it could be a sign of your body losing protein in the urine. This would be a start. But the list also includes thyroid disease, diabetes complications, heart disease, liver disease and others. You should get a full check up. ...Read more
Hello, I am being tested for endometritosis, and I have recently started having white particles in my urine and its quite cloudy to, is this connected?
I have white particles in my urine. But no symptoms of burning or pain. I am a little worried. Please help?
Hello I have a question ive notice white tiny crystal like particles in my urine ive haf urinalysis donr but the results are fine is?
Mucus threads: These are common and are not a problem if everything else is normal. ...Read more
Hello! I'm 19 years old and my pH in urine is high (8). My doctor said something about having sand like particles in my urine. What is this called?
I have fine sand like particles in my urine. I went to the E.R. 2 days ago for severe pain in my left foot. Doctors found nothing. Still in pain?????
What kind of pain: You went to the ER for foot pain and end up examining your urine and they find sand now what kind of pain you are complaining about foot pain or back pain or flank pain any urinary symptoms all these questions need an answer to help you see your family doctor might be able to run more test and help you thank you for using health tap and good luck ...Read more
I had UTI symptoms so I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) that I had left overfor a few days and the symtoms cleared. I now have white particles in my urine. What is it?
Yeast...: It might be a yeast infection which is not uncommon to get after taking antibiotics. If you are also having itching and burning sensation you may try clotrimazole or Monistat vaginal cream over the counter. Check also for pregnancy if suspected and you have been sexually active. However, if the discharge is a lot and having also pain you should see your doctor for an exam and tests. ...Read more
Epis: This means epithelial cells [epis]in the urinalysis normal is 0-4, 3 types renal tubular[in the kideny] transiitional[in the bladder] and squamus[vaginal lioning and near opening of urethra, usually can mean bladder infection or inflamation or even cancer if alot, kideny disease would show more renal tubalar ...Read more
Mostly water.: Urine is 95% water. The remaining constituents, in order of decreasing concentration are: urea, chloride, sodium, potassium, creatinine, & other dissolved ions, inorganic and organic compounds. The kidneys make the urine, first by filtering the blood, then by adding waste products and extracting essential compounds. ...Read more
White vs clear: Typically the color of your urine tells us about your hydration status. I am assuming you mean clear in color when you say white - if it is white and cannot see through it well, please go see someone right away, but if you mean it looks more like 7UP or Sprite, that means you are typically well hydrated, the more dark yellow your urine looks, the more dehydrated you likely are. ...Read more
Urine is 95% water. The remaining constituents, in order of decreasing concentration are: urea, chloride, sodium, potassium, creatinine, & other dissolved ions, inorganic and organic compounds.
The kidneys make the urine, first by filtering the blood, then by adding waste products and extracting essential compounds. ...Read more
Water, waste, salts: Urine is made from blood filtering through the kidneys. Waste which are several chemicals generated from what you eat are eliminated, also excesss water and salts such as sodium and pottassium are also regulated. Acid base balance is also one of the many functionsof the kidney acheived from making urine. ...Read more
Dehydrated or UTI: Foods (asparagus) can do it. If you get dehydrated, your body concentrates your urine to preserve water. This can make it smell strong. Drinking more water will reverse it. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can also change the odor. You may also have burning or pain, frequent urges, fever, or back pain with a uti. If drinking more doesn't help and you have any of these symptoms, get urine checked. ...Read more
Irritation, fullness: Urinary urgency occurs whenever there is irritation of the bladder or the urethra (that drains the bladder), or if the bladder is spastic, either because of muscular spasm, full bladder that may not empty completely, or nervous damage. The most common cause in a woman your age is urinary tract infection, while in older women they may simply have bladder spasms. See your doctor for a urine test ...Read more
Meds/foods/metabolsm: Green urine can be traced to food dyes, indego blue, metheline blue (a med)biliverdin (a breakdown product of liver wastes).If urine with various metabolic wastes come in contact with other chemicals it can turn green. If you face this issue: try keeping an exposure diary listing everything you eat or drink +otc or prescribed meds or herbals & take it all in for reviw by your dr. ...Read more
Time to get checked: Depending on your other symptoms, there are several possibilities. It is very common for women to get urine infections, especially if you've only had the pain for a few days. Try cranberry juice and emptying your bladder frequently over the next 2 days. If your symptoms do not improve, you should go to your doctor to get tested as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more
Urinary retention: It is not good idea to hold urine habitually for longer period because bladder contracts and relaxes by nerves. Holding effects bladder muscles, nerves and natural reflexes. Also urinary retention make you prone for urinary infection. Of course, rarely in exceptional situation, it is advisable to hold! ...Read more
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