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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

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Brown discharge 6 weeks after ivf implant. Fetus still has healthy heartbeat. Brown sand like sediment in Underware and urine?

Brown discharge 6 weeks after ivf implant. Fetus still has healthy heartbeat. Brown sand like sediment in Underware and urine?

Follow up visit: Brown discharge is usually old blood. Consider scheduling a visit with the doctor treating your pregnancy. An examination can be done to make sure all is ok with the pregnancy. They can also evaluate your vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Recently had uti. Now have white sediment & chemical-smelling urine & burning during sex. My partner says he now has itchy genitalia. Yeast infection?

Recently had uti. Now have white sediment & chemical-smelling urine & burning during sex. My partner says he now has itchy genitalia. Yeast infection?

Antibiotic use?: If you took or are taking an antibiotic, then this may be normal. A yeast infection is not uncommon for the female that is being treated but not the male. ...Read more

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Got my labs back today and my findings are somewhat abnormal and was wondering if there's a reason to be alarmed. Here are the reults Epithelial cells-many Bacteria-2+ mucus 2+ urine wbc 10-20 urine rbc 5-10 Amorph sediment 2+ Granular casts occasional cr

Got my labs back today and my findings are somewhat abnormal and was wondering if there's a reason to be alarmed. Here are the reults Epithelial cells-many Bacteria-2+ mucus 2+ urine wbc 10-20 urine rbc 5-10 Amorph sediment 2+ Granular casts occasional cr

Repeat urinalysis?: The epithelial cells, mixed bacteria, and mucus all suggest the urine was contamined with vulvar or vaginal secretions, probably not a "clean catch" midstream specimen. However, the WBC and casts could be significant. Discuss with your doctor; s/he may request a repeat test. ...Read more

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Why is urine oily.

Why is urine oily.

Urine Norms: Urine is not oily. If you feel your's is oily then you need to get to your family clinic. This is a very unique question and is not the norm for urine symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is my urine hot?

Why is my urine hot?

Body temperature: Freshly voided urine is at core body temperature. ...Read more

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Urine straw colored?

Not sure: Urine normaly straw colored may seem dark to you if so pick up water intake. ...Read more

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Is urine ph6.5 normal?

Is urine ph6.5 normal?

Absolutely normal: Ph between 5.0 & 8.0 can be normal. Ph of 6.5 is marginally acidic and perfectly normal. ...Read more

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Why is my urine brown?

Why is my urine brown?

Urine color: There are a few thing that can do that : dehydration, rhabomyolisis (muscle break due to meds or trauma) elevated bilirubin. Need to get check with blood and urine tests. ...Read more

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Why is my urine white?

Why is my urine white?

White vs clear: Typically the color of your urine tells us about your hydration status. I am assuming you mean clear in color when you say white - if it is white and cannot see through it well, please go see someone right away, but if you mean it looks more like 7UP or Sprite, that means you are typically well hydrated, the more dark yellow your urine looks, the more dehydrated you likely are. ...Read more

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What causes black urine?

What causes black urine?

Melanoma: The most common cause of black urine is melanoma in the bladder. ...Read more

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What is urine made up of?

What is urine made up of?

Mostly water...: Urine is 95% water. The remaining constituents, in order of decreasing concentration are: urea, chloride, sodium, potassium, creatinine, & other dissolved ions, inorganic and organic compounds.

The kidneys make the urine, first by filtering the blood, then by adding waste products and extracting essential compounds. ...Read more

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Why is my urine feel hot?

Why is my urine feel hot?

Because it is: The body temp. Is 98.6 degrees f normally, which is generally hot, so when you feel a cup/specimen of urine, it will naturally feel hot at 98.6 degrees f. ...Read more

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What cause urine to stink?

What cause urine to stink?

Dehydrated or UTI: Foods (asparagus) can do it. If you get dehydrated, your body concentrates your urine to preserve water. This can make it smell strong. Drinking more water will reverse it. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can also change the odor. You may also have burning or pain, frequent urges, fever, or back pain with a uti. If drinking more doesn't help and you have any of these symptoms, get urine checked. ...Read more

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Why could be urine be pink?

Why could be urine be pink?

Food or medicines: Foods like beet root, dyes, hemolyzed blood (due to leaked hemoglobin) and several others. ...Read more

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Why could urine turn green?

Why could urine turn green?

Meds/foods/metabolsm: Green urine can be traced to food dyes, indego blue, metheline blue (a med)biliverdin (a breakdown product of liver wastes).If urine with various metabolic wastes come in contact with other chemicals it can turn green. If you face this issue: try keeping an exposure diary listing everything you eat or drink +otc or prescribed meds or herbals & take it all in for reviw by your dr. ...Read more

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Is it bad to keep urine in?

Is it bad to keep urine in?

Urinary retention: It is not good idea to hold urine habitually for longer period because bladder contracts and relaxes by nerves. Holding effects bladder muscles, nerves and natural reflexes. Also urinary retention make you prone for urinary infection. Of course, rarely in exceptional situation, it is advisable to hold! ...Read more

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Why might by urine be cloudy?

Why might by urine be cloudy?

Many reasons: There are many causes of cloudy urine, including infection, protein, or mucus and blood. You need to see your doctor to check a urine sample to get more specific information. ...Read more