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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
Crystals: You may be describing "crystals " in your urine! Sometimes even healthy people can have crystals form in the urine or when the urine mixes with the water in the toilet. Uric acid, calcium oxalate, sulfur and Struve crystals can all form in urine, a phenomenon known as crystalluria. Easiest way to identify this is to leave a urine specimen with your doctor, and send it to a lab for testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pus: Pus is composed of decayed material and largely white blood cells. This suggests that there has been an inflammatory reaction or immune response. If other lab findings support it this could represent an infection or other condition that needs treatment. Be sure to talk with your doctor for further assistance. ...Read more
Many causes: Most common is amorphous urate crystals which simply means you need to drink more water. Other causes such as infection or other types of crystals can only be pinpointed by microscopic exam of urine. Best to see primary care for complete urinalysis. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Bilirubinuria: Having bilirubin in your urine usually means that you have hepatitis, or another type of liver disease or an obstruction of your common bile duct (cbd). Please see your doctor for an examination and some blood tests. During that examination you may be found to have jaundice or icteric sclerae (yellow eyes). You may also need to have your cbd visualized. Please see your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacteria: The first possibility is that it is a "dirty sample" meaning that bacterial contamination took place and it was not a clean catch urine. In the event that it was clean, the presence of bacteria along with other markers, symptoms, and so forth would give a better picture. The presence of wbcs, leukocyte esterase, and nitrites are common in urinary tract infections. So more info is needed. ...Read more
Needs evaluation...: Blood in the urine of a toddler could have a number of causes ranging from a urinary tract infection to kidney problems (inflammation or infection). There are also rarer causes, but regardless, whatever is causing it needs to be figured out so that proper treatment can begin. ...Read more
Many ppossibilities: We want to rule out tumors and stones. If there's no other evidence of illness, you may simply be one of the 1% of folks who just leaks a little blood into the urine without it being a problem. You may have thin-GBM non-disease or some unknown issue. If everything else checks out normal, stop worrying. ...Read more
Not much: Urine creatinine is concentrated with dehydration, but is always higher than blood creatinine except in severe kidney desease. The urine creatinine is much higher than blood in a normal state.. The importance of urine creatinine is in the calculation of creatinine clearance and fractional excretions. This requires interpretation by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trace blood in urine: If there is a trace of blood and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more
Urine Ketones: Yes and no. Ketones end up in urine as a result of a person using fat as an energy source. This can happen during dieting, during fasting, anytime carbohydrate intake is limited. Diabetes results from Insulin being absent or ineffective. Insulin makes it possible for sugars to enter cells and become energy. If Insulin is absent or doesn't work that is like fasting. So, yes or no. ...Read more
Trace blood in urine: If there is a trace of blood and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leukocytes = WBCs: "leuks" or leukocytes are white blood cells. They normally should not be found in urine or only in a very tiny amount. Wbcs in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Without more information, in terms of other urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this. ...Read more
I'm wondering , i have a yellowish urine and sometimes a clear one .
what does a yellowish urine mean?
the colorless one?
Fluids: when you dont drink enough fluids, the urine becomes more concentrated and deeper yellow in color. When you drink more water, the urine is less concentrated and clearer in color. Try to drink half your weight in fluid ounces a day. A male who weighs 128 pounds should drink at least 64 ounces of water a day. ...Read more