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hi , can i drink my wife urine?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
One man's...: As the saying goes, "One man's (or woman's) trash is another man's treasure." Urine is just water plus some chemical waste her body puts out, and urine is usually sterile (has no germs) unless there is some infection going on. If she drinks plenty of water, her urine is dilute (less chemicals per ounce). Concentrated urine has more chemicals per ounce. Overall, a little bit of urine is harmless.
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Dr. Robert Kwok commented
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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Theoretically, one could have a reaction if one were allergic to something in the urine. For example, if one had a penicillin allergy, and his wife was taking penicillin, he could have a reaction to the penicillin in her urine.
Mar 19, 2016

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