12:16 am - 09/20/2008

Particles in urine?

So a couple of weeks ago I had (what I thought was) Thrush, took some canesten.. all was well, Period started. Then When my period started to go it started hurting when I passed urine again. So I went to the doctor and gave a urine sample and he said I probably had a little bit of a fungal infection left in my regions and gave me a weeks worth of flucozanole..

I did however notice when I gave the pee sample that there are little white particles in my urine.. is this normal, does everyone have this? (I've never looked at my own urine so intimately) They still seem to be there! It can't be the flucozanole doing it. Google is driving me insane with "kidney stones" and "bladder cancer". I don't have pain or anything.. I probably should of asked the Doctor but I forgot to mention it.
svexsal 19th-Sep-2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
The white particles could be white blood cells which were present when your body was fighting the yeast infection. Yes, it's normal to have cells in your urine but an excessive amount means that there is most likely a UTI/STD/BV/Yeast/fungal infection to be concerned about. But usually, only the doctor can determine which one it is exactly. When you gave the urine sample and he gave you the fluconazole (the generic version of diflucan), it was most likely to clear it up so that you can back to your normal level of cells and stabilize the ph of your vagina.

So I don't think you have kidney stones or bladder cancer. It was most likely a yeast infection. I hope that helps and that you feel better!!!
svexsal 19th-Sep-2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
I also meant to say that when he tested the urine, he probably ruled out the UTI/STD/BV - I don't mean to scare you into thinking you have any of those! It's most likely a yeast/fungal infection that he gave you the diflucan for.
mokk 20th-Sep-2008 09:56 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
What on earth does BV stand for?
svexsal 20th-Sep-2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
you're welcome! bacterial vaginosis
chiyo_no_saru 20th-Sep-2008 04:23 am (UTC)
svexsal 20th-Sep-2008 04:28 am (UTC)
Nobody has ever 'This'd me before in VP! Hooray! Thank you!
chiyo_no_saru 20th-Sep-2008 04:46 am (UTC)
No problem! :)
pinkdramon 20th-Sep-2008 04:12 am (UTC)
Might not necessarily be anything; people get these "Amorphus phosphorous crystals" in their pee & they're more noticeable if you don't drink much water - drinking dilutes it. I get them. They're fine. Looks like dust floating around.
dayglow 20th-Sep-2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
I can almost guarantee that it's not a kidney stone. Someone at work passed one and brought it in to show us. (Which sounds kinda weird but I work in a medical facility and about 80% of my co-workers are pre-med college kids.) It's small but barbed all over, like a burr. You definitely feel them coming out and it HURTS. So unless you've been in agony when peeing, it's not that. :)
pygmybugs 21st-Sep-2008 04:34 am (UTC)
If he tested your urine after you mentioned irregularities, he almost certainly tested you for a UTI. The fluconazole means he found a fungal infection.

Plus, a completely "clean catch" urine sample is really hard to do properly. It's quite possible (since your urethra and vagina are very close) that the stream of urine is catching external discharge from a yeast infection. Just like sometimes, if you're on your period and using a pad, it can look like you're peeing blood because of the urine washing blood off the outside.

Sometimes it's hard to tell if "it hurts when I pee" is from urine irritating raw yeast-infecty external bits, or from your urethra or higher up. Especially if you've never had the (insert sarcasm) gloooorious experience of a UTI.
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