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What exactly is white stuff in urine?

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 (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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What exactly does dark colored urine indicate?

What exactly does dark colored urine indicate?

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

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What does it mean when you have white stuff in your urine?

What does it mean when you have white stuff in your urine?

Could be...: A number of things including, but not limited to, infection, protein, tissue, etc. You should have a urine test completed. ...Read more

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I notice a little white sticky stuff on my urine. What is that sticky stuff is that alarming?

I notice a little white sticky stuff on my urine. What is that sticky stuff is that alarming?

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

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What exactly is a midstream specimen of urine?

What exactly is a midstream specimen of urine?

Middle of voiding: Your start urinating and collect urine after some initial urine is discarded. This allows the initial urine that may contain bacteria from skin to be discarded thereby decreasing chance for false positive results. ...Read more

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What exactly does blood in a toddlers urine mean?

What exactly does blood in a toddlers urine mean?

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

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What exactly does it mean if your urine is cloudy?

What exactly does it mean if your urine is cloudy?

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

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What is the white stringy stuff floating in urine?

What is the white stringy stuff floating in urine?

Mucin strands: They are essentially mucous threads in the urine and are very common. It doesn't reflect something wrong with your urine. But follow up with your physician, especially if you have any other symptoms. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a man urinates and there is blood in the urine?

What exactly does it mean when a man urinates and there is blood in the urine?

Hematuria: Tumor of kidney or bladder must be ruled out. Can also be caused by uti, prostatitis, kidney stones & certain kidney dieases & happens to some marathon runners. Should always be checked out. But, basically it is urinary tract cancer until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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Is there any way to diagnose white floating stuff in urine (any specifically test)?

Is there any way to diagnose white floating stuff in urine (any specifically test)?

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

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What exactly does dark urine mean?

What exactly does dark urine mean?

Dark urine: Dark urine can mean many things. The main concern is blood in urine will create a dark "tea-colored" urine. I recommend that you see your doctor and have a urinalysis along with a culture as soon as possible. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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I have had white stuff in my urine for a while and back pain?

I have had white stuff in my urine for a while and back pain?

Possible infection: The association of "white stuff' in the urine and back pain may signal an infection. Best to see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have few bacteria in your urine?

What exactly does it mean when you have few bacteria in your urine?

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

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What exactly is the moldy gel-like substance that forms on urine if left in a bottle?

What exactly is the moldy gel-like substance that forms on urine if left in a bottle?

How long?: If you leave anything liquid sitting around too long, it will likely get moldy and urine is no exception. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you are told that you have a trace of red cells in your urine?

What exactly does it mean when you are told that you have a trace of red cells in your urine?

Microhematuria: May be harmless, can be a sign of a urinary infection, interstitial cystitis or possibly a malignancy of bladder or kidney. Certainly worth getting a kidney 7 bladder ultrasound & possibly a cystoscopy (telescopic examination of bladder). ...Read more

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Hi Doc, I just saw some whitish stuff in my urine. What could that possibly be I curious to know.

Hi Doc, I just saw some whitish stuff in my urine. What could that possibly be I curious to know.

May be mucus: Mucus may be responsible for the appearance. If you had sexual excitation before urinating, the stuff may be semen. ...Read more

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Every time I pee in a cup I notice a white stringy 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?

Mucous: It's likely mucous, but it should not normally be there. Presuming you're peeing in a cup for a urine test, ask your doctor what the results are. If you're not already, ask your doctor if referral to a urologist is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How exactly is a catheter used to collect urine inserted into a women, through which opening? Does it hurt?

How exactly is a catheter used to collect urine inserted into a women, through which opening? Does it hurt?

Urethral opening: Urine comes out through the opening called urethra. It is located immediately above the vaginal opening. Catheter to obtain urine can be easily inserted and should not cause pain when done gently. ...Read more

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How exactly does lithium affect electrolyte balance? I'm retaining a lot of water and have decreased urine output. What am I doing wrong?

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

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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