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Urate cristals in urine, PH 5, density 1030. Possible kidney stone or bile duct stones?

Urate cristals in urine, PH 5, density 1030. Possible kidney stone or bile duct stones?

Often normal: Uric acid crystals in an acid urine usually mean nothing. They precipitate as the urine cools. If there's no other evidence of a kidney stone, forget about them. There's no connection with common bile duct stones. ...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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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?

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 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?

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

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I have had some bouts with kidney stones and now my dr says there is trace blood in my urine. Should I be worried?

I have had some bouts with kidney stones and now my dr says there is trace blood in my urine. Should I be worried?

No point in worrying: Trace blood most likely might indicate residual stone fragments or a new stone, might indicate bladder tumor, if ur a smoker or kidney tumor or hopefully means nothing other than an inconsequential trace of blood. Kidney & bladder ultrasound is a reasonable screening study for stones or tumors, although tiny stones can be missed. Best discuss it with your urologist. Have u had a metabolic work-up? ...Read more

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I have been having left pain in my kidney area for the past 4 days. Can a urine test be normal and still have kidney stones?

I have been having left pain in my kidney area for the past 4 days. Can a urine test be normal and still have kidney stones?

It is possible: You may have stones that are moving within the kidney and causing episodic mild obstruction if they are located near the junction of the kidney and the kidney drainage tube (ureter).

The key question is whether your pain occurs with changes in position (twisting upper body, bending or standing from a sitting position). If this is the case, the pain may be back related (musculoskeletal). ...Read more

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5mm non obstructive kidney stone with intermitten pain. Blood and urine tests are normal. Can't take pain much longer. Can stone be causing pain?

5mm non obstructive kidney stone with intermitten pain. Blood and urine tests are normal. Can't take pain much longer. Can stone be causing pain?

Yes: Kidney stones do cause pain. You should consult a urologist about treatment modalities available. There is no need to live with the pain due to a treatable cause. ...Read more

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I have a 3mm kidney stone. 2wks ago it was in my kidney. I have blood in my urine now & mild pain. Does that mean it moved out of my kidney? I'm a fm

I have a 3mm kidney stone. 2wks ago it was in my kidney. I have blood in my urine now & mild pain. Does that mean it moved out of my kidney? I'm a fm

Probably: Is the pain on the same side as the kidney stone was?

Please see your doctor. You may be passing a kidney stone. Given its size, there's a good chance it will pass on its own. Please strain your urine, stay hydrated, and obtain adequate pain control. This may require a trip to the ed or multiple visits with your doctor. An urologist may need to become involved if this persists more than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Will a kidney stone always be noticeable in urine?

No: Not all kidney stones pass in the urine. Some kidney stones can dissolve or breakdown in the bladder before passing in the urine. Others can remain present but never pass. See your urologist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is black urine associated with kidney stones?

I wanted to know is black urine associated with kidney stones?

Black urine: Black urine may actually indicate blood in the urine. This requires evaluation with urine sampling and ultrasound ...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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Does a urine oh of 5.0 make me more likely to develop kidney stones?

Does a urine oh of 5.0 make me more likely to develop kidney stones?

Yep: A ph of the urine less than 5.5 certainly predisposes uric acid crystals to form. Simple urine tests will help you determine if you are at risk for developing these kinds of kidney stones.
Some other causes of acidic urine include:
chronic diarrhea
diabetes
dehydration
acidosis
respiratory disease. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone and my urine had blood in it what does that mean?

I have a kidney stone and my urine had blood in it what does that mean?

Means U have k stone: Kidney stones, usually are associated with heaturia (blood in urine) to various extents. Blood can be as little as to be invisible & only seen my microscope, medium to give urine a pink tinge or urine can be grossly bloody & even contain small clots. All it means is that u have a kidney stine that has punctured a blood capillary or small vein causing it to bleed. Stone may still pass on its own. ...Read more

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What should you do if your urine doesn't return to normal after kidney stones?

What should you do if your urine doesn't return to normal after kidney stones?

Get checked.: May have more stones or infection. Also may need to be checked to make sure there is not a cancer present, depending on your age. ...Read more

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I'm 32 yr old I have kidney stone and from last 2 days blood is cuming while urine?

I'm 32 yr old I have kidney stone and from last 2 days blood is cuming while urine?

Evaluation: You did not mention size &location of stone. The blood in urine needs to be evaluated by CT-ivp with contrast to make an accurate diagnosis before deciding on treatment. Call your doctor to be evaluated and you may be referred to a urologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood in my urine and people say that it might be a kidney stone?

What to do if I have blood in my urine and people say that it might be a kidney stone?

Possibly: Blood in the urine may be caused by many condiitions. Kidney stones are a possibility, but bladder cancer and kidney cancer cab alos present with blood in the urine. You should see a urologist as soon as possible for the appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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How long after passing a kidney stone does it take for urine to clear any traces of blood associated with passing the stone?

How long after passing a kidney stone does it take for urine to clear any traces of blood associated with passing the stone?

Hematuria: It is variable. If the stone caused a good deal of irritation to the ureter, red blood cels may be detectable in the urine for days to weeks. Of course, there is always the possibility that there are more stones in the kidneys causing persistent blood in the urine. Have an x-ray or ct to assess for additional stones if not already done. ...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