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I am sure this question is going to be one of the more peculiar ones ever asked here, so please forgive the strange atmosphere of the question! Being that I own my own laboratory and I wanted to learn more about urine (and it's components), I let curiosity get the better of me and decided to test whether or not i could separate urine from any of its components by gravity just for fun. Long story short, I collected my urine in a 50ml centrifuge tube and centrifuged it at various paramaters. Nothing happened during this time, however I was called suddenly away from the lab, and in a hurry, I mistakenly forgot to dispose of the urine in the tube before leaving! After returning about two and a half weeks later, I removed the centrifuge tube containing my urine from the rotor to find that there is a red crystal like growth on the wall of the tube.
As I said, I do not know much about urine and I wanted to know if this was normal or not. What could the red crystal-like substance be? The centrifuge tube was sealed by the way and was never opened foe the entire time that it contained urine. The growth is quite visible and has the appearance almost identical to a naturally growing quarts or Amethyst crystal(but it is dark red). Any ideas what this is? Is is normal? Thanks!
I followed this case some years ago for 2 or 3 years, and I haven't elucidated the problem. I was going through my video archive and I found it, I was hoping that someone can recognize it.
I am serving on the nursing council for patient safety and quality improvement, and I am trying to get topical lidocaine (including sterile lidocaine lubricant for catheter insertion), approved as a nursing order. I have been asked to produce research to back up my position.
Open stent insertion didn't work, as he is suffering from recurrent UTI and the ureter diameter in the pelvis on USS is 2.2 cm. What are the options? What can be done?