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What causes crystals in urine, Yes she has prescribed

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What causes crystals in urine
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes she has prescribed Keflex
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No I', 68 and I've had a couple of UTIs this past year
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

Crystal in urine can be caused by multiple reasons as following;

1) Decreased intake of liquids.

2) High parathyroid hormones.

3) Diet with increased consumption of oxalates.

4) Chronic kidney disease

5) Polycystic kidney.

6) Medications.

7) Increased salt intake.

Apart from treating the cause, the best treatment is to drink about 2 liters of water per day which eliminates the crystals in majority of the cases.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

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