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which particular type of person can be affected by maple syrup urine disease?

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Dr. John Nesbitt
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Genetic: This disease is genetic, passed down from affected parents. It has a higher prevalence in persons of amish, mennonite, and jewish descent.

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Should I be concerned if my urine is brown?

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Dr. Ruth Crystal
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Yes: Brownish urine may be concentrated meaning that you are not drinking enough water. However, i would recommend calling your doctor's office for a urinalysis to make sure that nothing else more serious is going on.
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Should my baby's urine be dark yellow?

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No: This suggests most likely that the urine is concentrated and the baby needs more fluids, particularly if the baby is otherwise doing well.
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Must I use an acid washed jug for my 24-hour urine collection?

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Probably: The use depends on what you are looking for in the urine. This is commonly used for heavy metal testing.
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Can STDs be transmitted through urine?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
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NO: No, transmission of HIV through urine has never been established and is not a risk. Unless, there is significant amount of blood in the urine and you have significant exposure to the bloody urine for a period of time. Other STDs are also highly unlikely to be spread by urine and cannot be spread by toilet seats or other surfaces of fomites or surfaces.
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How long should a normal pee take?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
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The short answer is 'a short time'; usually under 10-15 seconds depending upon how much urine you need to eliminate, and depending upon one's gender. Fluid intake, kidney(renal) disease, prostate issues, etc. Can lengthen this time and even cause an obstruction so if there is any alteration of what is "normal" for you then ask your health care provider.

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