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What Exactly Is White Stuff In Urine
Probaly sediment: Urinary sediment in an alkaline urine (non-acid) is usually due to phosphatic debris which is a normal finding. If like gravel or sand can indicate possible kidney stone disease. Occasionally lining cells of the urinary tract can be sloughed. Similarly yeast or fungus can be white stuff in the urine, but, would usually be syptomatic. Don't worry white sediment is seldom a problem. ...Read more
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
Concentrated, blood,: Bile, coloring from foods or drugs. Most commonly dark from low urine output making it >concentrated, will lighten with >fluid intake & urine -> more dilute. Small amount of altered blood makes urine smoky from infection, stone, kidney disease or cancer. Bile in urine from jaundice from hepatitis or biliary blockage. Some foods - beets, rhubarb, blackberries, some meds eg senna, Nitrofurantoin etc. ...Read more
Depends what it is?: Getva urinalysis done and find out for sure before you get too alarmed. It's a simple test and the results are quick. ...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
Normal or infection: Most common cause of cloudy urine is harmless sediment. Less likely is infection, in which case urine is likely to smell and you would have symptoms of frequency & burning on urination & possibly pelvic pain. Kidney disease or tumor of bladder or kidney can cause cloudy urine due to very small amounts of blood, but these are least likely causes. Urinalysis will rule in/out most mediical conditions. ...Read more
Bacteruria: Germs which cause urinary infections.Get a more detailed answer ›
A urinalysis: The lab can look at under the microscope or your doctor may. A measure to check for proteins or infection is needed. ...Read more
This is worth a: Urinalysis to determine cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
Often not a concern.: When urine is studied in a lab (urinalysis and/or culture), the lab staff will study the urine under a microscope. They may see (or culture) bacteria. These may represent a true bacterial infection, or in some instances if they are very few in number and if there is no accompanying inflammation, the bacteria may be a contaminant from the skin from the time of specimen collection. Ask your doc. ...Read more
Hi Doc, I just saw some whitish stuff in my urine. What could that possibly be I curious to know.
Every time I pee in a cup I see a stringy white stuff in my urine I would like to know what is that?
Every time I pee in a cup I notice a white stringy stuff in my urine I would like to know what is that?
How exactly is a catheter used to collect urine inserted into a women, through which opening? Does it hurt?
What do you suggest if I only pooped white stuff today, I know that is the urine, is that not possible while impacted?
How exactly does lithium affect electrolyte balance? I'm retaining a lot of water and have decreased urine output. What am I doing wrong?
Not doing anything: Wrong. Lithium can cause many problems, including increased thirst, fluid retention and both fluid and electrolyte problems, as well as kidney problems. You should contact the prescribing physician immediately and be evaluated. If there is too long a wait, consider an urgent care center or an emergency department if necessary. Your doctor should be monitoring renal function and lithium levels. ...Read more
I did a urine test after I notice of white floating stuff in my urine, My result: Squamous Epi Cells 21 Standard range: 0 - 17 cells/uL What mean?
Incomplete analysis: Unable to determine based only on epithelial cells- no clinical meaning.-seems normal so far...what is the rest of the analysis? ...Read more
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