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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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Will small kidney stones cause an increase in urine production?

Will small kidney stones cause an increase in urine production?

Stones: No, stones do not affect urine production. However increasing your fluid intake and increasing your urine production can help prevent stones from forming and help pass stones that you may have. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones and noticed a tiny black speck in my urine several times. I drink lots of water should I be alarmed??

I have kidney stones and noticed a tiny black speck in my urine several times. I drink lots of water should I be alarmed??

Save "speck": The black "specks" could be small blood clots or pieces of stone. It would help if you save one of these to have these tested.
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

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Can't hold urine, always same amount. Had tests its not UTI or kidney stones.. What could it be i'm 26 & worried .. Thankyou?

Can't hold urine, always same amount. Had tests its not UTI or kidney stones.. What could it be i'm 26 & worried .. Thankyou?

Leaking urine: This may be related to obstetric trauma e.g. Due giving birth. If the leaking occurs with coughing, laughing, or straining, we call it stress incontinence. A urologist or gynecologist can help you. ...Read more

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I had blood in my urine could it be that I'm taking calcium? I also had pain on my right upper back I was told it was kidney stone. Is this true?

I had blood in my urine could it be that I'm taking calcium? I also had pain on my right upper back I was told it was kidney stone. Is this true?

Is that so?: If an imaging study was performed that showed you have a kidney stone, then that's probably why you have the blood in your urine. If there's no imaging study, you don't know if it's a kidney stone or not, and getting imaged would probably be worthwhile. Why are you taking calcium? I can't recommend it as a general 'women's health' measure especially if there's a question of nephrolithiasis. ...Read more

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Monthsago had surgery to remove kidney stone and still get foam in my urine.Especially when i hold it.Is that normal?(big mocha+caffiene drinker)

Monthsago had surgery to remove kidney stone and still get foam in my urine.Especially when i hold it.Is that normal?(big mocha+caffiene drinker)

Unrelated: What you are seeing is likely normal. Passing foamy urine now and then is normal, for the speed of urination and other factors can influence this. But you should see your doctor if you have persistently foamy urine that becomes more noticeable over time. This can be a sign of protein in your urine (proteinuria), which requires further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have blood in my urine from kidney stones. I've been bleeding almost every other day for the past 9 days with little to no pain. Is this normal?

I have blood in my urine from kidney stones. I've been bleeding almost every other day for the past 9 days with little to no pain. Is this normal?

Blood urine stones?: 42 M: I have blood in my urine from kidney stones. I've been bleeding almost every other day for the past 9 days with little to no pain. Is this normal? ANS: it is never normal to have blood in your urine. How do you know it is from the stones? Make a note of the bleeding in the urine. Is it at the start of peeing only, throughout peeing. Clots in urine? Pain? Please let your Dr. know. ...Read more

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I had a kidney stones removal procedure for and a touch was inserted, and after about two months suddenly having blood in the urine. What happened?

I had a kidney stones removal procedure for and a touch was inserted, and after about two months suddenly having blood in the urine. What happened?

Urologist has answer: Many things could have happened. Maybe another stone, maybe an infection, etc. However, regardless of the possible cause, you need to go back straight to the urologist. The urologist will be the only one who will be able to figure this out. Best wishes, ariel. ...Read more

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25 yr old male has had kidney stones and is experiencing similar pain.ultrasound & urine showed no stones.Pain is getting worse.other possibility?

25 yr old male has had kidney stones and is experiencing similar pain.ultrasound & urine  showed no stones.Pain is getting worse.other possibility?

Maybe more imaging: CT scan of abdomen without contrast adminstration is more sensitive for detecting small stones than ultrasound. CT with contrast could demonstrate other causes of pain. ...Read more

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I have had a UTI for a week, my urine is different with white tissue floating particules. I have a history of kidney stones could that be something?

I have had a UTI for a week, my urine is different with white tissue floating particules. I have a history of kidney stones could that be something?

Hard to tell: A urinary tract infection can cause sediment to form in the urine from break down of infection fighting cell, dead bacteria and bladder lining that was damaged by the infection. I would recommend completing your course of antibiotics and drinking large amounts of water to help flush this sediment out of your bladder. I don't think related to your history of kidney stones. But ask your md. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones of 3.4 n 3.8mm. In 1st urine test albumin is +, and after 10 days again it show albumin is traced... Is it normal or any serious ?

I have kidney stones of 3.4 n 3.8mm. In 1st urine test albumin is +, and after 10 days again it show albumin is traced... Is it normal or any serious ?

Here are some...: Most likely, the trace-(+) finding of albumin is not clinically significant, i.e., not serious, but annual urinalysis for next 3-5 yrs as follow-ups for comparison is reasonable. As to the kidney stone of 3.4x3.8 mm, you may leave it alone as long as not bothering you since the odd to pass a stone of this size is high. More? Ask treating doc for personal specific counseling timely. ...Read more

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I thin k i'm passing a kidney stone but i'm concerned that no urine is coming out at all. Whem sgould i seek medical help? No urine. Have taken 2 URI stat.

I thin k i'm passing a kidney stone but i'm concerned that no urine is coming out at all. Whem sgould i seek medical help? No urine. Have taken 2 URI stat.

In : In some patients with distal ureteral stone, if pain is severe, it might cause urinary retention. If you feel your bladder is full and you are unable to urinate, you need to go to er for an evaluation. The only other reason would be that you are not making any urine if both kidneys are blocked. In eir=ther case, you need to go to er. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have clear urine while having kidney stones?

Is it possible to have clear urine while having kidney stones?

Yes: Depends where the kidney stone is. If it is in the renal pelvis or bladder and not sufficiently irritating the lining of the kidney, ureter (kidney to bladder), urethra (bladder to outside), there may be no visible blood. Often, a simple urine dip test done in your physicians office will be able to detect microscopic blood in your urine. Are you having flank pain or painful urination? See your doc. ...Read more

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Ecoli in urine and 8 mm kidney stone ?

Ecoli in urine and 8 mm kidney stone ?

Urine culture: you should have urine culture and be treated with antibiotic if urine culture is positive and for kidney stone if CT revealed obstruction stone should be remove. ...Read more

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Can a urine test show you have kidney stones?

No but suggests: Urine test in persons with kidney stones usually shows red blood cells under the microscope. However, if the stone is dormant and small it may show nothing. Occasionally, a stone will be accompanied by infection. Then whites cells may show in urine bec of infection not bec of stone. Also persons may have red blood cells in urine bec of different reasons than stones. A doctor will differentiate. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause albumin in the urine?

Can kidney stones cause albumin in the urine?

Yes, but: It is important to rule out other causes. Diabetes is a common cause of albuminuria and reflects microvascular damage. ...Read more

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Can urine test detect signs of kidney stones ?

Can urine test detect signs of kidney stones ?

Yes: Urine tests can show blood in the urine and sediment which can be associated with kidney stones. ...Read more

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Can you have kidney stones with negative urine test?

Can you have kidney stones with negative urine test?

You can: But usually you have some blood in urine in kidney stones, but non necessarily all the time. Kidney stones are diagnosed with ct scan. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause small crystal pieces to pass in urine?

Can kidney stones cause small crystal pieces to pass in urine?

Yes: Kidney stones are of different sizes. Some are as big as a golf ball or more and some are minute crystals like sand or gravel. Also, some are very small and not even noticeable. Many have crystals in urine that are visible only under the microscope. ...Read more

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Crystals in urine, concentrated, and foul smelling but no kidney stones?

Crystals in urine, concentrated, and foul smelling but no kidney stones?

Anything else?: By itself, this means nothing. Crystals most often are harmless and simply reflect salts of various types precipitating as the urine cools to room temperature. Your physician has a duty to explain how this fits into the big picture. ...Read more

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I was tested for kidney stone. Dr. Said nothing came up in urine test. Is that defiinte?

I was tested for kidney stone. Dr. Said nothing came up in urine test. Is that defiinte?

Not at all..: Acute kidney stone as it is passing down can cause some bleeding, thus urine testing for presence of blood and not stone. Many diseases cause blood in urine--bladder or kidney infection, tumors etc...So blood in urine does not necessarily mean stone. A spiral ct is an excellent test these days and can help detect where and how big the stone is. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Anyone experienced kidney stone associated with urine infection; how commonly does that occur?

Anyone experienced kidney stone associated with urine infection; how commonly does that occur?

Abdominal pain: One may experience vague abdominal discomfort which may progress to being more persistent. Kidney stones are evaluated with urine tests, ultrasound or ct scan. Stones can be a breeding ground for recurring infections. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones be expelled in small pieces with urine? Can they also casue blood in the urine?

Kidney stones: What you describe are likely pieces of clotted blood and fibrin. It is common while it would be extremely unlikely to pass any actual "tissue" with a kidney stone episode. ...Read more

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I have traces of blood in my urine , was tested for kidney stones and nothing ! what could it be ?

I have traces of blood in my urine , was tested for kidney stones and nothing ! what could it be ?

Micro-hematuria : The workout for microhematuria includes upper tract imaging such a ct scan as well as cystourethroscopy. Urine culture and urine cytology should also be performed. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more