Why Are There White Particles in My Urine?
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The reason why there are white particles in your urine is because you have been exposed to bacteria which produce certain types of white powder. These bacteria may be present in the air or they may be living organisms inside your body. The type of bacteria that produces these white particles is called Gram Positive Bacteria (Gram positive means they are good for health). They are found in the mouth, nose, throat, intestines and other parts of the body. When these bacteria get into your blood stream through your skin or when they enter your bloodstream through a cut or wound then they cause inflammation. If you have had surgery or any other medical procedure then you will need to take antibiotics to kill off all of them so that they cannot infect others.
How Do You Know if You Have Been Exposed to Certain Types of Bacteria?
If you have had a surgical procedure then you will probably experience some pain and swelling. This is due to the fact that the bacteria were introduced into your blood stream through the wound or surgery. If you have any cuts or wounds then you should immediately put some type of antibacterial cream on them. This will help to stop the bacteria from spreading through your body and causing further damage. If you happen to cough or sneeze onto your skin then this may also result in bacteria infecting the skin. If this happens then immediately wash any open wound or cut with plenty of water and antiseptic. If you have a wound that is not healing properly then you must seek medical attention.
In the worst cases, the white sediment in the urine is due to a medical condition that allows the inflammation to spread throughout your whole body. This condition is known as septicemia which is also known as blood poisoning. This condition is potentially fatal and so you must seek medical attention immediately if you think that you have contracted it. If you experience any of the following symptoms then you should seek medical help immediately.
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When you have white sediment in your urine you will notice that it has a foul odor. There may be a yellow or green hue to it as well. You may notice that the sediment contains clumps of mucus or pus. The color of the urine may also be different than what is normal for you.
If you experience any of these symptoms then make an appointment to see your doctor immediately.
A Word of Caution About White Sediment in Urine
If you get the white sediment in your urine from drinking certain types of bottled water then this isn’t a cause for concern. Some types of bottled water contain traces of magnesium salts which may result in the formation of white sediment in the urine. If you drink large quantities of this water then there is a possibility that you may experience some of the side effects mentioned above. Stop drinking the water and seek medical attention if you experience any of the symptoms listed above.
If you have any cuts or wounds on your skin then it is important that you keep an eye on them until they heal properly. It is very easy for bacteria or viruses to enter the body through a cut or wound so make sure keep them covered and clean. Recent studies have shown that certain types of bottled water may contain minute particles of plastic. While the health implications of this are not fully known at this time, it is probably best to switch to a different brand of bottled water until more information is available.
Remember that it is always best to seek immediate medical help if you experience any of the symptoms listed above. These are potentially serious conditions that need to be addressed as quickly as possible. While the information above gives you general guidelines of what to do if you experience white sediment in your urine there is no substitute for medical attention.
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