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Urinary Disorders

Urinalysis Testing

11/18/2009

Question:

After urinalysis, I found out that my urine is not acidic, but it is alkaline (pH = 7.5). Is there anything wrong about it? Does it indicate any disorder? Which one is better, acidic or alkaline urine? What causes the urine to be alkaline and what causes it to be acidic?

Answer:

There are a lot of different factors that effect urine PH. Diet, genetic factors, heart, lung and kidney conditions along with some type of baldder infections can effect urine PH. Urine PH can have clinical significance to a stone former. It is worth discussing this with your physician.

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Response by:

Donald R Bodner, MD Donald R Bodner, MD
Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University