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A 46-year-old member asked:

how long will i have to reduce my fluid intake to stop urinary urgency?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
As long as needed: If the only reason u have frequency is drinking too much then the change will need to be permanent. If its while u are making other changes- stopping caffeine and water pills, bladder training kegels then u may be able to resume fluids at 80-100 ounces per day.

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Can lessening my baby's dairy intake lessen her congestion?

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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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No: The quick answer "no" probably holds for most situations. But, in a subset of children, cow milk allergy is aggravated by the ingestion of dairy products prompting increased congestion. Parents perhaps notice the intake of milk can often trigger a "phlegm effect" in the back of their throat--probably driving the notion that dairy produces increased mucous. Yet a sip of water can easily clear this.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Why do I have a constant need to urinate but can't excrete more than a small amount of urine at a time?

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Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Possible UTI: There are several things that can cause decreased bladder emptying. The most common is a urinary tract infection (uti). There can be some more concerning things as well. Your doctor needs to be notified about this change.
A 26-year-old member asked:

What should I do if i'm still constipated after increasing my fiber intake?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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Fluids and Softeners: Increase your fluid intake. Also using stool softeners is very helpful. Most prescription prenatal vitamins have a little bit of a softerner in it, but most pregnant women need more.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can urinary protein measurements predict microalbuminuria?

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Dr. Kathryn Mercer
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One and the same.: Protein in the urine is Albumin leached from blood serum through leaky blood vessels. It is usually associated with hypertension or some other form of kidney damage.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What's urinary diary used for in men?

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Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 31 years experience
Voiding diary: A voiding diary tracks the actual time of day you urinate along with the amount. Some diary also ask if you about the intensity of the urge along with how much fluid you consume in 24 hr. Other items that are track is leakage of urine. Most diary are appropriate for both gender.

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