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Urinalysis Shows Hematuria Proteinuria And Calcium Oxalate Crystals
Male/42/w/30yrs multiple renal stones (calcium oxalate)why do my recent nonobstructing stones cause hydronephrosis/10outof10 pain/hematuria& no uti?
A ua is a urinalysis, or chemical and microscopic analysis of the urine. The standard urinalysis is performed with a dipstick test for ph, blood, protein, sugar, and ketones. In addition, a urinalysis usually includes a microscope examination to identify if the urine contains cells, "casts" (structures that indicate a problem originating in the kidney) or crystals (such as ...Read more
Microscopic hematuria and back pain, in kidney area. Slightly elevated calcium oxalate level. Urologist or Nephrologist? Which type Dr should I see?
See urologist first:
Let a urologist complete the evaluation for current concern - microhematuria and backache although you may ask the doc initiating the above check-up for you. However, to get the things done right for the obove has not to be difficult if following instructions described in
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I have foot, lower back pain, sometimes mild painto my scrotum. Xray result shows normal spine. Urinalysis normal except for many calcium oxalate.?
Urinalysis indicates few calcium oxalate. What does it mean for a 13-yr. Old? Is this caused by eating eggplant or by not drinking enough water?
Here are some...: Incidentally seeing few calcium oxalate crystals in urinalysis is common, but usually carries no clinical significance in non-stone formers. So, I would not worry about it for now, but focus on his general healthcare with quality lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession. More on lifestyle? Peruse the articles in http://formefirst. Com/eMagicPowerUHL. Html, http://formefirst. Com/waterdrink. Html ...Read more
Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua. Blood work shows normal kidney function. Ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. Ideas?
I bet you're fine: I don't believe in even working up trace proteinuria. Even visible hematuria with otherwise normal labs and imaging isn't a cause for alarm; one person in maybe 100 has thin-gbm non-disease and except for slightly poorer hearing than the next person, these folks are otherwise normal. ...Read more
Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua dipstick. Blood work shows normal kidney function. Ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. Ideas?
Benign glomerular dz: Hematuria and proteinuria suggests a glomerular cause (kidney filter) since the urologic studies are negative. Kidney biopsy would be diagnostic but makes no sense since risk of progressive renal failure is very low as long as the urine protein is less than 500 mg a day. Diagnosis would include IgA nephropathy, thin basement membrane disease among others. As long as normal function u r ok. ...Read more
In urine analysis, hemoglobin --- trace, red blood cells --- occasional, becteria --- few, calcium oxalate cryst --- +2. What does they mean?
In my last urinalyses, they found "occ calcium oxalate". In the one before, they found "2+ amorphous". What does this mean and should I be concerned?
Recent abdo/pelvic MRI shows simple cyst left kidney. Could it cause: ua over 18mth high pyuria, occasional haematuria, proteinuria & infection?
Simple cyst: Simple renal cysts are relatively common. If on MRI or contrast enhanced ct or even a good ultrasound, they meet the criteria for simple cyst, there's really no reason for concern. Solitary cysts of the kidney (of this nature) are not associated with the symptoms and findings you described. ...Read more
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
Depends: Many people make innumerable tiny crystals that continually pass out in the urine. If they stick together, the conglomerate becomes a kidney or ureteral stone. If it isn't too large (generally up to 5mm), it may pass with urine. If it does not, or if it is large, a procedure may be necessary. Stone formers are best served by preventing more stones by hydration +/- medication. ...Read more
Here's...: Incidentally seeing few calcium oxalate crystals in routine urinalysis isn't uncommon at all, largely this is considered as unremarkable with no clinical importance as long as being free from stone passage. So, it is a good practice always referring to individual medical background before jumping into the pit of unnecessary worry and anxiety. More? Ask a doctor. ...Read more
My urine test shows calcium oxalate (+). Do I have kidney stone? What Diet to follow and what to avoid? Is it serious?
Symptoms that may suggest kidney stones are : pain one side of the belly, nausea, wanting to urinate frequently, pain in lower part of belly, blood in urine etc. Do you have any symptoms? Just presence of oxalate in urine might mean that your diet is high in oxalate.
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Can you please interupt this : turbid urine, epithelial cells- high, mucus -few, calcium oxalate crystals -few, amorphous crystals -many, and uric. ..
Last test showed r.B.C 12x10^6 (normal up to 5x10^6), crystals: calcium oxalate (+2), creatinine 0.85... I am worry about high rbc. Pls advise?
I have agn when 8y/o because of throat ifxn. I had hematuria. Recovered 1wk tx. No hematuria and protenuria in urinalysis after 10 years. Is it iga?
No. It's not.: If you're not having even microhematuria now, you don't have IgA nephropathy. You are 23 years old now, and you had acute glomerulonephritis when you were 8. That's fifteen years of health. If you have the obsessive idea that you have acute glomerulonephritis and are seriously sick, your physician can teach you tricks -- such unwanted thoughts are common among health-focused people. Best wishes. ...Read more
Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. You would just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. A 15mm stone isn't going anywhere, and if it decides to try to leave you it's going to get stuck. You need a Urologist. ...Read more
Not the key: For uric acid stones, you will want to look at ways of managing uric acid production, perhaps with medication. For both stone types, keeping the urine dilute is more important than trying to adjust the pH. Acid urine promotes uric acid stones while alkaline urine promotes calcium oxalate stones. Don't make this your focus. ...Read more
Stones: You should avoid oxalate rich foods such as spinach, black tea, nuts, etc, you can find list online, however more importantly you should increase your intake of citrate rich foods (lemonade). However more importantly you should increase your water intake to at least 2 l a day, also this might sound contra intuitive but you should increase your dietary calcium intake (milk and milk pyoducts). ...Read more
I have +2 calcium oxalate in my urine and ph of my urine is 5. but my ultrasound report found no stones in kidney or bladder. Is it mean I m normal?
Findings....average NORMAL pH
NOT TO WORRY. .... in general it's a good idea to drink a lot of fluids in any case!
Hope this helps!
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Here are some. ..: Seeing some calcium oxalate crystals in urine is common and just incidental; most of times, it carries no clinical significant as long as being free of clinical stone colic or attack. To iron out some concern on daily health-related issues, perusing the article in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html and others in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter. Html will help understand how to handle... ...Read more
Diet for Ca oxalate: Avoid dehydration; Follow Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; increase Citrate: orange juice 8 oz twice daily; ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; 4-5 fruits/day; maintain low salt; egg white 2 per day as protein; 25 mg HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) daily to reduce Ca in urine - you can do it. ...Read more
I'm calcium oxalate stone patient. I'm health concious so I need protein diet. Can I eat egg? Or any other protein source which is not harmful?
Sir, can I take protein diet like egg, chicken? I had a calcium oxalate stone but not now. Will protein diet harmful for kidney or cause a stone?
Stones and protein: In general, high protein diets are not great for people who make kidney stones. There are many reasons for this. A normal protein diet is most beneficial. However, everyone is diferent, and you may benefit from specific tests that your urologist can perform that may allow him/her to more specifically tailor a diet that will maximize your health and minimize your risk of more stones. ...Read more
Calcium oxalate: Calcium oxalate crystals in the urine are the most common constituent of human kidney stones. What the urine analysis report is stating is that there are 4-8 of them per highpowered field (hpf) of the microscope used in examining the urine specimen. Their presence in the urine is not diagnostic of having kidney stones, however. ...Read more
Not your best choice: Don't get your hopes up. Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (baking soda) is a poor alkalinizer of the urine as the body turns it into carbon dioxide (which is exhaled) and table salt; all you've done is sodium-load yourself. You'll have trouble getting calcium oxalate to dissolve in anything, but your urologist may try some other alkalinizer to perhaps help a uric acid stone; don't get your hopes up. ...Read more
Urine analysis: Most people who have passed on stone will pass another stone in their lifetime. If the stones are of a certain type (calcium oxalate), certain changes in behavior or medicines can be helpful. In all cases, the focus should be producing large amounts of dilute urine by drinking water (at least two liters). This makes it less likely for small stones (gravel) to form into bigger stones. ...Read more
Proteinuria means the presence of excess of serum proteins in the urine. The excess protein in the urine often causes the urine to become foamy. Up to 150 mg a day of protein may be excreted by a normal person most of this being tamm-horsfall protein. Between 150-300 mg/day may be considered microalbuminuria and greater than 300mg/day is abnormal and ...Read more
Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more