How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Arun Phophalia Your Own Question
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Urologist
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 35757
Experience:  MBBS MS (Surgery) Vast experience and routinely perform all urology procedures including endoscopy.
Type Your Urology Question Here...
Dr. Arun Phophalia is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

What causes crystals in urine, Yes she has prescribed

Customer Question

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.

Hello! My name is***** to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with the reply momentarily.

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.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.Thanks for using Just Answer.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

Was this information helpful to you? I would be glad to answer any further questions.

It is privilege assisting you.

Please let me know if you have further queries or unanswered questions.
Please consider a positive 5 star rating if this interaction has been satisfactory, as this is the only way we experts are credited and compensated for the time and work. You are not charged again for giving a rating.

The rating button is on the left upper side of this thread.

Thank you.

Wishing you all the very best in life.