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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 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
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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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
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
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
I sometimes have browish red color sediment. Looks almost like sand in my urine what does this mean?
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?
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.
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 husband has gray to black sand like sediment in his urine. He has a folly catheter. No fever, urine normal color and smell. This just started today?
Not clear why he has: ...a Foley in the first place, but what you describe may need some attention to treat early or avoid infection. ...Read more
Sediment at end of urine stream, no pain, no urgency, not technically cloudy. Recovered from kidney infection, test 12-12-14 came negative...problem?
UTI: If you've taken your medicine as prescribed and have no symptoms you have no worries ...Read more
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
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
Brown discharge 6 weeks after ivf implant. Fetus still has healthy heartbeat. Brown sand like sediment in Underware and urine?
Is it possible to pass end product of worm infection in urine? Was infected from puppy. Dr said it is sediment and could not be from parasite??
Urinalysis. No infection. Level 4 in red blood cells. Amphorous sediment present. Cloudy urine. Squamous cells high. Any ideas?
Kidney labs normal. Dark yellow urine. Turbid. Keytones trace. Proteins 1+. Bacteria few. Amorphous sediment many. Rest of urine is normal, explain?
Recently had uti. Now have white sediment & chemical-smelling urine & burning during sex. My partner says he now has itchy genitalia. Yeast infection?
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
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
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
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
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
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