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White Strings In Urine
Small white stringy pieces in my urine, both peeing in a cup and in toilet. Look like strings / ghosts. What are they?? Urine color normal, no burn.
See answer: Probable mucus threads. In small amounts, often normal and sometimes more or less visible depending on the pH or concentration of the urine. May also be commonly seen with asymptomatic bacteriuria (bacterial colonization of urine) or contamination of urine with vaginal secretions especially if around the time of ovulation or with vaginal infection/irrigation. Urinalysis and urine culture helpful. ...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
Urologist can check: A urologist can evaluate to see if there is urethritis (inflammation of the urethra), which can be due to disorders such as an infection, an autoimmune problem, chemical irritation, rare cancers, medicine effects, abrasions from a kidney stone, etc... The doctor can help check for a prostate infection, and for std's such as chlamydia, etc... ...Read more
Have blood in urine blood in stool urine very foul smelling . Very cloudy urine. What causes this?
Bloody urine: blood in urine & stool, fowl cloudy smelling in MALE may be infection in kidney & bladder, might have fever, flank pain, chills, nausea & vomiting, need tested & treatment now. could also be fistula between rectum & bladder...need exam by surgeon... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can microscopic blood in urine form a pink ring around around the urine stain once the urine dries?
Here are some...: Microhematuria (RBCs seen under microscope) will not stain clothes as noticed after drying. The phenomenon most likely represents the stain of concentrated urine (like Sp Gr >1.015). Nonetheless, do not worry for now but do urinalysis from properly collected fresh urine and see what it may be. To do health-related things right, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
UA FINDINGS: No. White blood cells are leukocytes, also known as neutrophils, and these appear in infection (UTI) , and in allergic attack on kidney. Casts are microscopic cylinders of protein, fatty acids, and cellular debris, most commonly. Casts can form from leukoctes that clump as cylinders in the nepron tubules, and casts can form from RBCS, too. Each has a pathologic meaning. ...Read more
Urine: Usually precipitates of salts with the changes in acidity from the bladder to the toilet. If these "flakes" are in the urine without being seen in the toilet, then you should take a specimen to your doctor and have them look at it. Without seeing this it is very difficult to tell what it might be. ...Read more
Painless blood in stool, whitish clumps in urine and pungent urine. (i don't really know how pungent smell is but my urine smells different lately.)?
Are these bad results in my urine test or no?
URINE EPITHELIAL CELLS-None seen
BACTERIA IN URINE-Few
Not really: In a normal urine, there shouldn't be any epithelial cells. Trauma or infection can cause them to be present. Few bacteria are not necessarily a bad sign. There is a condition called asymptomatic bactiuria (which just means bacteria in the urine without there being an infection). I'm not very concerned about the mucus. This should all be correlated with your symptoms of course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have white and red blood cells in urine and high white count in CBC but no bacteria in urine culture. Swollen lymph nodes in neck. Tire easily ?
Check type WBC: You need to see the type of white blood cells You cold have mono or Epstein Barr virus It gives you elevated lymphocytes and swollen glands. Sometimes you can have blood in your urine. Get the other blood tests done to check for mono or other viral infections. You also could have strep with elevated WBC with neutrophils along with swollen glands. See your PCP for more testing ...Read more
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