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Urine sediment: correct // urine culture: not assessable bcause of growth of mixed bacterial flora. Can I assume I don't have an infection?

Urine sediment: correct // urine culture: not assessable bcause of growth of mixed bacterial flora. Can I assume I don't have an infection?

Not necessarily: Would need full clinical correlation. Why was the ua and c&s ordered and how was it collected. Although mixed bacterial flora seldom means infection, it also does not exclude the possibility of infection. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered these studies. ...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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Cloudy urine with sediment off an on for quite awhile. Docs give urine tests but each time the sample is clear. Tests all normal. When cloudy sample at home settles it is a thick white layer on bottom?

Cloudy urine with sediment off an on for quite awhile. Docs give urine tests but each time the sample is clear. Tests all normal. When cloudy sample at home settles it is a thick white layer on bottom?

Salts: Materials which are in full solution in the urine in your body may precipitate out when the temperature or the composition of the surrounding environment changes (acidity, concentration, other materials present). This is very common with urine. If you have no symptoms other than this suspect it is quite normal. Precipitated salts. ...Read more

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Is sediment in urine normal? I had a uti

Is sediment in urine normal? I had a uti

Some is normal: On a lab test we centrifuge your urine and there is always some urine sediment. What is in the sediment is what is important. If you had a uti, were treated and now feel better, the sediment is likely of no consequence, but best to check with the doc who ordered it to make sure. ...Read more

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Is white sediment in urine a sign of infection?

Is white sediment in urine a sign of infection?

Not necessarily: It could simply be salts precipitating out as the urine hits the toilet water. On the other hand if you are having white discharge from the urethra (tube running from bladder out), then this should be seen by a doctor pronto. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 12 weeks ago. Noticing increased sediment in urine. Why would that be?

Gallbladder removed 12 weeks ago. Noticing increased sediment in urine. Why would that be?

Not uncommon: Increased sediment in the urine can signify a biliary blockage, which can take place after gallbladder removal. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op consult. ...Read more

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One year old baby after passing urine l noticed white sediment in urine like rice powder?

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One year old baby after passing urine l noticed white sediment in urine like rice powder?

May be okay. ...: What you see most likely represents the presence of amorphous phosphate crystals commonly appearing in alkaline urine and considered to be normal as long as voiding okay and urinalysis from properly collected urine is normal. More? Ask experts timely. ...Read more

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Finding small amounts of sediment in urine, no blood/odor. Dipped myself which shows mod wbc. Horrible lower back pain (endometriosis). Any thoughts?

Finding small amounts of sediment in urine, no blood/odor. Dipped myself which shows mod wbc. Horrible lower back pain (endometriosis). Any thoughts?

Could be UTI: I think it definitely could be a urinary tract infection but that should be checked out. Urinary sediment is certainly not normal which could signal other malfunctions going on and not just an infectious process. I recommend getting a urine sample looked at and possibly cultured, depending on what your doctor would like. Would get the sediment looked at microscopically. ...Read more

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Does high monocytes and low amount of WBC in blood test indicate infection? And what does high amorphous sediment in urine test mean?

Does high monocytes and low amount of WBC in blood test indicate infection? And what does high amorphous sediment in urine test mean?

These mean nothing: Only a very high absolutely monocyte count is of any concern if you feel well, and low WBC is of concern if and only if lymphs or neuts are way-way low. If you're sick, this whispers "rule out typhoid". Amorphous sediment is simply stuff that was soluble at body temperature but crystallized as the urine cooled. It means nothing at all. ...Read more

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I sometimes have browish red color sediment. Looks almost like sand in my urine what does this mean?

I sometimes have browish red color sediment. Looks almost like sand in my urine what does this mean?

Needs evaluation: Any reddish or brown color to the urine could mean something is going on in the bladder or kidneys. You need evaluation by a doctor. They will likely check your urine for blood or infection or protein and may check your blood levels for kidney function. ...Read more

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have had greenish urine off and on for a while now, Today it was dark greenish brown (darker then tea) lots of dark sediment. (only once today)advice?

have had greenish urine off and on for a while now, Today it was dark greenish brown (darker then tea) lots of dark sediment. (only once today)advice?

Green Urine Causes: Pseudomonas urinary tract infection, Food dyes and some medications could cause green urine. It would probably be worth getting this checked out. Take care. ...Read more

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What do amorphous sediment crystals mean in otherwise negative urine in a healthy 5yo child?

What do amorphous sediment crystals mean in otherwise negative urine in a healthy 5yo child?

Nothing: Amorphous is just a descriptive term meaning without specific form. The urine is filled with junk from your metabolism. Amorphous material is an expected component. ...Read more

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I get a lot of sediment in my urine, pain and sometimes bleeding apx 1x a week then it clears again. Why? Urinalysis, culture were normal when clear.

I get a lot of sediment in my urine, pain and sometimes bleeding apx 1x a week then it clears again. Why? Urinalysis, culture were normal when clear.

Blood in urine: Despite the normal urinalysis, the presence of visible blood in the urine warrants a thorough evaluation of your urinary tract. You could easily be passing a stone but a more serious problem needs to be excluded. See a urogist! ...Read more

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My urine smells old and has a similar smell of what you'd get if you boil vegetables and leave the water a few days. There os also a chalky sediment?

My urine smells old and has a similar smell of what you'd get if you boil vegetables and leave the water a few days. There os also a chalky sediment?

Possible UTI: Given unusual smell and characteristics, one would suspect a urinary tract infection. Other more nefarious causes are rare. Initial evaluation for a urinary tract infection involves going in for a medical evaluation and urinalysis. ...Read more

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My 3 yr. Old daughter has a reddish sediment in her urine. The urine itself is not red. She started getting sick 5 days ago. She did not have a fever but she had trouble keeping food and liquids down.

My 3 yr. Old daughter has a reddish sediment in her urine. The urine itself is not red. She started getting sick 5 days ago. She did not have a fever but she had trouble keeping food and liquids down.

Sometimes: Sometimes with dehydration from vomiting and/or diarrhea the urine can have a rust colored sediment it. Make sure she is drinking plenty of fluids. If she is having any pain with urination or along her back she may have a kidney or bladder infection, which could have caused the nausea and vomiting in the first place. If she is having urinary symptoms such as urgency, pain, accidents, or blood n her urine she needs to see the doctor. ...Read more

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When I pee it smells like I've passed gas and my urine has a lot of white sediment when I use the bathroom?

When I pee it smells like I've passed gas and my urine has a lot of white sediment when I use the bathroom?

You might have: An infection, so get to your doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. Or it might be something worse. ...Read more