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I have white small stringy particles in urine. No symptoms but scared something is wrong. Did a CMP blood test and all was normal. What could it be?

I have white small stringy particles in urine. No symptoms but scared something is wrong. Did a CMP blood test and all was normal. What could it be?

Urinalysis: A urine examination would have been more useful than a CMP. Do you have any symptoms? Could it be mucus from your genital tract rather than coming from the urinary bladder?
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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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I have to strain really hard to even be able to pass a small amount of urine. My bladder doesn't fully empty which causes me to be in the BR forever.?

I have to strain really hard to even be able to pass a small amount of urine. My bladder doesn't fully empty which causes me to be in the BR forever.?

Be evaluated soon...: Glad to see you got a load of good response from various willing doctors, who all agreed to getting evaluated timely, so to verify if you indeed can not void or just have a constant urge to void. To unveil the myth behind your symptoms has not to be that hard by following instructions described in formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you can work closely with doctor so to deduce right Dx/ Rx ...Read more

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I had an ultra sound that showed 4 stones 2 in each kidney all small enough to pass,3mm & 5mm. Later CT scan shows nothing. I did not find a stone while straining the urine. After CT scan (that night) I had excruciating pain in lower abdomen, that was 2 d

I had an ultra sound that showed 4 stones 2 in each kidney all small enough to pass,3mm & 5mm. Later CT scan shows nothing. I did not find a stone while straining the urine. After CT scan (that night) I had excruciating pain in lower abdomen, that was 2 d

If the CT: Was performed with a specific protocol to assess for kidney stones, it is probably more accurate than the ultrasound. Other entities in the kidneys can mimic small stones on ultrasound, such as blood vessels and small fat deposits. ...Read more

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I had an ultra sound that showed 4 stones 2 in each kidney all small enough to pass,3mm & 5mm. Later CT scan shows nothing. I did not find a stone while straining the urine. After CT scan (that night) I had excruciating pain in lower abdomen, that was aft

I had an ultra sound that showed 4 stones 2 in each kidney all small enough to pass,3mm & 5mm. Later CT scan shows nothing. I did not find a stone while straining the urine. After CT scan (that night) I had excruciating pain in lower abdomen, that was aft

Your question is..?: Often small stones break up into sand like particles and you won't see the stone. The severe pain was the stone passing. Once the pain is gone (and doesn't come back), it means the stone has passed into the bladder where it may break up or pass through the urethra which is painless. ...Read more

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Strained to empty remaining urine in bladder before bed, when I wiped there was a small faint pink streak of blood. Have I done serious damage?

Strained to empty remaining urine in bladder before bed, when I wiped there was a small faint pink streak of blood. Have I done serious damage?

Strained urination: Are you hear your period? Have you been feeling the need to strain or having incomplete voiding during the day as that may be a sign of urinary tract infection which can cause straining. The probability of significant damage is very low but would check it out to insure no UTI or vaginitis. ...Read more

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I have been straining my urine for a week now and have had stones daily. Very minimal pain. Should i be overly concerned?

I have been straining my urine for a week now and have had stones daily. Very minimal pain. Should i be overly concerned?

Yes: It is important to identify the type of stone and treat the cause of the stones. Because the body that make stones may continue. Drink lots of water may modify diet. I. ...Read more

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Can straining cause blood in urine?

Can straining cause blood in urine?

Multiple causes: Straining on voiding urine is unlikely to be the cause. You need a diagnosis. See your pcp first. ...Read more

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16 yr boy has to strain a little to pass few drops of urine immwdiately after urination.it occurs on nd off.since 1month?

16 yr boy has to strain a little to pass few drops of urine immwdiately after urination.it occurs on nd off.since 1month?

See answer: Difficult to tell from limited information and absence of an urinalysis what and if a problem at all. Number of limited possibilities: prostate irritation/inflammation, urethral stricture, infection, etc. Though likely nothing serious, because this appears to be both a new problem and one that is intermittently persisting, recommend seeing a physician and preferably a urologist if available. ...Read more

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My daughter is 3 years old and strains to urinate. Went for a check up today and tested urine and all results were fine. Wondering what to do next?

My daughter is 3 years old and strains to urinate. Went for a check up today and tested urine and all results were fine. Wondering what to do next?

Common issue: This is an age where tub baths can trigger such behavior due to soapy irritation of the pee hole. These kids slosh around in dirty soapy water for a while and seldom get a proper rinse of their genitals before getting out. The soap film drys and leads to itching/burning during voids. Tub showers with attention to rinsing away any soap from the area can sometimes stop this in a few days ...Read more

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I have constant urge to urinate, straining to start (delayed) and straining to urinate. Very little urine comes out. No uti. Please possible causes!

I have constant urge to urinate, straining to start (delayed) and straining to urinate.  Very little urine comes out. No uti. Please possible causes!

Be checked soon...: You should be evaluated since your bladder seems running out its strength due to a long-term overwork. How to get these related things done crrectly? It is not that hard at all if following suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. Thereby you gain right insight on how to worl well with the doctors. More? Contact me and I can help. ...Read more

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Few drops of urine stain my underwear after pee, especially when I strain the abdomen like sitting or squad down after pee. What is the problem?

Few drops of urine stain my underwear after pee, especially when I strain the abdomen like sitting or squad down after pee. What is the problem?

No problem: This is a very common complaint among men, especially as one ages, known as "post-void dribbling” and is rarely a sign of a significant problem by itself and almost never addressed with medicine or surgery. Behavior techniques associated with end of voiding can often correct
bad habits which can lead to post-voiding dribbling: relax rather than strain, avoid compression of penis thru pants, etc. ...Read more

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Can overactive bladder cause me to strain to get urine out? Im on medication for it. Or will it be the tight bladder neck?

Can overactive bladder cause me to strain to get urine out? Im on medication for it. Or will it be the tight bladder neck?

Straining: Bladder outlet obstruction is the most common cause of difficulty initiating the urinary stream, while overactive bladder usually causes urinary frequency in small amounts. Medications like Sudafed can cause difficulty urinating as can certain neurologic disorders affecting the bladder. A urologist is best qualified to advise you. ...Read more

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I have CHF & started taking a 5 strain probiotic, since then my urine has a strong odor & comes on suddenly & intensly. Is this an ok side effect?

I have CHF & started taking a 5 strain probiotic, since then my urine has a strong odor & comes on suddenly & intensly. Is this an ok side effect?

Urgency: I am not aware of probiotics causing such bladder urgency. The latter is more apt to be due to a bladder infection, diuretics often prescribed in CHF patients, excess caffeine, huge fluid load or simply overactive bladder syndrome. You could temporarily discontinue the probiotic to determine whether it causes urine odor or bladder urgency. Otherwise, discuss this problem with your physician. ...Read more

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For the past week, I've had frequent urination. Started after a lower back strain during a workout. Urine test shows no protein and no increased BS.

For the past week, I've had frequent urination.  Started after a lower back strain during a workout.  Urine test shows no protein and no increased BS.

Needs checked: A back strain cannot cause urinary abnormalities. Either the back strain was not a back strain but rather a renal problem, although there would likely be urine abnormalities. Your are not too young for prostrate problems. Since you mentioned "no increased BS", I expect you are diabetic which can result in eventual renal issues. Needs more thorough investigation ...Read more

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Pain on left side below rib, toward back. Had mri, blood work & urine tests, all was ok. 3 weeks later, still pain, doesn't feel like muscle strain.

Pain on left side below rib, toward back. Had mri, blood work & urine tests, all was ok. 3 weeks later, still pain, doesn't feel like muscle strain.

Quadratus lumborum?: Assuming that your MRI was a normal lumbar mri, that you do not have a rash over the area (shingles), and that workup for a kidney stone was negative, then I would consider the possibility of quadratus lumborum pain. It starts deep in the flank between the hip and ribs, and can radiate to the back or groin. Consider seeing a physiatrist or pain physician to verify. ...Read more

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Does it harm or strain your kidneys/liver to filter excess water-soluble vitamins. Some multivitamins have well over rda, turn urine bright yellow?

Does it harm or strain your kidneys/liver to filter excess water-soluble vitamins. Some multivitamins have well over rda, turn urine bright yellow?

Vitamins: It's not unusual or harmful to have deep yellow urine after taking multivitamins. Most vitamins are simply excreted in the urine if they exceed recommended daily doses. However, some vitamins like D or A can be harmful when taken in massive doses. It's important to adhere to the doses recommended on the label of legitimate preparations. You can get advice from your pharmacist if you're unsure. ...Read more

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I strained my muscles trying to pass gas and a large amount of urine came out of my vagina — is this a sure symptom of prolapse?

I strained my muscles trying to pass gas and a large amount of urine came out of my vagina — is this a sure symptom of prolapse?

Prolapse: I am wondering if you hadn't use the bathroom for a number of hours and your bladder was just very full. Compared to the male, the female urethra is much shorter, but has to control a similar bladder volume. The strain you mentioned was just too much and made your bladder overflow. ...Read more

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I have dull pain above my hip that wraps around to my back. I went to the doctor and she believes it is a strained muscle. They did test my urine and there is no blood. Do I need to worry?

I have dull pain above my hip that wraps around to my back. I went to the doctor and she believes it is a strained muscle. They did test my urine and there is no blood. Do I need to worry?

No: It does sound like your doctor is correct: The pain sounds like it is of musculoskeletal origin. This type of pain usually increases with certain movements(e.g. bending, twisting)As such, it should gradually subside over the next few days or 1-2 weeks. If it persists or gets worse consult your doctor for reevaluation. ...Read more

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The doc said I had a small cell in my urine?

What type of cells: There are several cells found in urine. You need to ask what type: white cells, red cells, epithelial cells, bacterial cells, transitional cells. It may not mean anything without knowing the type. ...Read more

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Reasons why a small amount of blood could be in a urine sample?

Reasons why a small amount of blood could be in a urine sample?

Hemturia: Hi, do u c the blood or urine test showed red blood cell in the urine? Multiple causes including trauma, infection, cancer, kidney disease, kidney stone, if this persists then more work up needs to be done. ...Read more

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Does small amounts of bilirubin show up in urine if I haven't eaten in two days?

Does small amounts of bilirubin show up in urine if I haven't eaten in two days?

It still might.: High bilirubin can come from hemolysis of red cells, liver damage, or gallstones. So if a lot of your red cells are being destroyed, or you have a liver issue like cirrhosis, or hepatitis, or a history of gallstones, you can have at least some bilirubin in your urine, even if you didn't eat. In fact, not eating might cause it due to the liver using your reserves. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have a constant need to urinate but can't excrete more than a small amount of urine at a time?

Why do I have a constant need to urinate but can't excrete more than a small amount of urine at a time?

Possible UTI: There are several things that can cause decreased bladder emptying. The most common is a urinary tract infection (uti). There can be some more concerning things as well. Your doctor needs to be notified about this change. ...Read more

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What happens if you take 1-2 small hits of weed and have never smoked before, how long will it show in a urine test.?

Dizziness/coughing : Weed is bad for your brain, overall health but taking one/two hits won't really affect your lungs/heart, but on the long run might develop lung cancer, heart diseases.
One Time User may show positive for 1-6 days
Moderate User may show positive for 7-13 days
Frequent User may show positive for 15 or more days. ...Read more

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I notice a small pain around my kidney area and large amount of suds in my urine, is that a sign of kidney problems?

I notice a small pain around my kidney area and large amount of suds in my urine, is that a sign of kidney problems?

Sudsy urine: Sudsy urine could mean protein is leaking into your urine, especially of it is constant and persistent. Time for a checkup. ...Read more

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When I urinate there is a small white cloudy particle in my urine. Looks like a fuzzy or something. No pain. Concerns?

When I urinate there is a small white cloudy particle in my urine. Looks like a fuzzy or something. No pain. Concerns?

Amorphous urate: Uric acid crystals in the urine makes it look cloudy and sometimes fuzzy. Normal finding. More common in cold weather. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Does small traces of bubbles constitute 'bubbly urine' or does this refer to only urine with large clusters of bubble?

Does small traces of bubbles constitute 'bubbly urine' or does this refer to only urine with large clusters of bubble?

Either one...: Either small or large bubbles on the surface of urine may denote the presence of foamy urine resulting from the speed of urine flow and the degree of protein in urine. Anyone may have foamy urine off and on; if persistent, be evaluated for possible chronic kidney diseases, which comes along with aging, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic drug use like NAISDs or certain antibiotics. ...Read more