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What causes crystals in urine. She has prescribed Keflex. No…

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What causes crystals in...

What causes crystals in urine

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Yes she has prescribed Keflex

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No I', 68 and I've had a couple of UTIs this past year

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Urologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Urologist replied 8 months ago
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Urologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Urologist replied 8 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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