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What Is The Pepper Like Thing In My Urine?

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Posted on Fri, 31 Jan 2014
Question: I have black specs that looks like pepper in my urine. This happens about every 4 days. It has been going on for several months. Today there was a large quantity. All the specs look the same size. What do you suspect?
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Answered by Dr. Manjeth Kumar G (1 hour later)
Brief Answer: Kidney stones. Urinalysis and Ultrasound, Culture Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Blacks specs in the urine is usually due to Kidney disorders. It can be due to presence of stones, infection or inflammation in the urinary tract as ureter. These black specks could be small stones or more likely small blood clots (which can be caused by the microtrauma to the ureters from the stones). If there are other symptoms such as fever, back pain present along then possibility if infection is likely. Please do the following investigation 1. Urinalysis 2. Ultrasound abdomen and pelvis 3. Urine culture. These investigations will be helpful to rule out any stones, infection. Please consult a urologist with investigation reports. Hope this helps. Please write back for further queries. Wishing you good health.
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What Is The Pepper Like Thing In My Urine?

Brief Answer: Kidney stones. Urinalysis and Ultrasound, Culture Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Blacks specs in the urine is usually due to Kidney disorders. It can be due to presence of stones, infection or inflammation in the urinary tract as ureter. These black specks could be small stones or more likely small blood clots (which can be caused by the microtrauma to the ureters from the stones). If there are other symptoms such as fever, back pain present along then possibility if infection is likely. Please do the following investigation 1. Urinalysis 2. Ultrasound abdomen and pelvis 3. Urine culture. These investigations will be helpful to rule out any stones, infection. Please consult a urologist with investigation reports. Hope this helps. Please write back for further queries. Wishing you good health.