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what does it mean when your urine is contaminated

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Negative test: This is a negative result. The urine specimen was contaminated with entirely normal skin or vaginal bacteria. This occurs when the urine is not a care ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Urine collection: With an antiseptic wipe wipe from the very top inside of your vagina downward. Using a sterile collection cup first begin to urinate into the toilet t ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Washburn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Very common: Gbs is common and generally doesn't cause health problems in adults, but could cause serious infections in newborns which is why we test for it. If f ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
It is fresh: It reflects your body core temperature . Nothing to worry . It is absolutely normal.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: It could be as a result of infection, you would need a urine analsis.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Adequate hyration: Normal urine should be pale yellowor clear if hydrating adequately.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: There are many causes, including foods like beets, blood in urine and some medications. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly an infectio: Please see your physician. You could have a urinary tract infection.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: It liklely means you have an infection..either a garden variety bacterial infection or STD like gonorrrhea/chlamydia etc.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Normal or infection: Most common cause of cloudy urine is harmless sediment. Less likely is infection, in which case urine is likely to smell and you would have symptoms ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Get it checked: Usually indicates bleeding within the urinary tract due to infection or some other problem; or spilling of hemoglobin (for example, if there is a prob ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Period color: Hi, there are 2 possibilities, 1- mixing the period blood with discharge from ur cervix 2- infection plz see ur MD for pelvic exam.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Are you male or female? OUY may refer to so-called squirting urine at female orgasm, which has not been described in traditional urology training and ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possible UTI: Could symptomatically signify a urinary tract infection which can easily be checked. Actual temperature of urine can not differ from your own core tem ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience Urology
Medications: Certain medications (pyridium, rifampin) can turn your urine orange color. Dark discoloration of the urine can also be a sign of dehydration or could ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yellow stool: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. It can be seen in people w ga ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Yellow urine may suggest concentrated urine, effect from drug like azo-related. Cloudy urine may suggest having alkaline urine+many amorphous phosphat ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nothing serious: Likely less seminal (/'pre-ejaculate') fluid mixed with the semen (/'ejaculate').
A female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Can be normal: Foggy urine can be due to normal urinary sediment. Can be from protein in urine. However can also be a sign of infection. Would not be concerned unles ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Possible kidney dise: Small amounts of protein are normal. Larger amounts suggest inflammation or damage to the kidneys.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Bile flow blocked: Stool gets its brown color from bile. Bile is produced in the liver and is stored in the gall bladder. It is a digestive enzyme which is dumped into ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Brown=need Dx: Whether pg or not, brown can mean bilirubin, very concentrated urin, or blood. B sure it is not due 2 contamination from vaginal discharge. That's a w ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fernando Austin
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Bilirubin: Long list of possibilities including gilbert's disease which is harmless, reaction to medication, chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis b or c or o ... Read More

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