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How to Strain your Urine

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

Urinate into a strainer (funnel with a fine mesh on the bottom) or glass jar to collect kidney stones.

Look for Stones in the Filter



Drink liquids as directed:

Drink about 3 liters of liquids each day, or as directed. That equals about 12 glasses of water or fruit juice. Half of your total daily liquids should be water. Limit coffee, tea, and soda to 2 cups daily. Your urine will be pale and clear if you are drinking enough liquid.


Follow up with your healthcare provider or urologist as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Contact your healthcare provider or urologist if:

Return to the emergency department if:

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