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Question by  Blue121 (27)

Why does my doctor want to check for phosphates in my urine?


Answer by  rebeccanew (7)

A doctor checks for phosphates in urine to diagnose kidney problems and search for possible causes of kidney stones. High phosphate levels can indicate too much or too little Vitamin D, hyperparathyroidism, bones diseases or kidney disease. Low phosphate levels can indicate kidney or liver disease or hypoparathyroidism. Certain medicines may skew the results of this test.


Answer by  MedStudent01 (1131)

This is a rather unusual test, but excess or rare phosphates in the urine can mean some sort of parathyroid problem. Phosphates are not usually absorbed but a parathyroid problem could cause derangements of phosphate regulation in the kidney.


Answer by  ladyhaly (40)

Your doctor wants to check for phosphates in your urine in order to help diagnose kidney problems that affect phosphate levels or help find the cause of kidney stones. High levels of phosphates in your urine (or blood) is linked to Chronic Kidney Disease which could later on result to Kidney Failure--- death--- if left untreated.


Answer by  YellowCup (1650)

More than likely to see if your kidneys are functioning properly. Proper working kidneys release phosphates into the blood stream. If kidneys are not working properly, they will release mineral into the urine instead of the blood stream.


Answer by  Jenny25 (939)

Phosphates in your urine could mean that you are consuming the wrong foods and that there is a risk of thyroid or some other disorder.


Answer by  rasheedckd (133)

Purpose of checking phosphates phosphates in urine are checked mainly for identifying any kidney problems or presence of any stones in kidney. Mainly, the phosphate level in body is controlled by kidney, so any increase or decrease in its amount indicates kidney disorders.

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