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There are some red bits in my urine. What should I do?

There are some red bits in my urine. What should I do?

Get it checked out: Hematuria or blood in the urine is always a cause for concern in a man. Please see a doctor about that. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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I have a little of protein in my urine. What is the main reason why that happens and how to get rid of it? This is the first time this happened.

I have a little of protein in my urine. What is the main reason why that happens and how to get rid of it? This is the first time this happened.

Trace may be OK: A trace of protein in the urine may be normal for an active 19-year old. If you do moderately heavy workouts, muscle breaks down and forms rapidly and may lead to some protein in urine. However, if you have significant proteinuria of unknown cause, it must be worked up by an internist/nephrologist. ...Read more

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If I had hematuria due to kidney stone symptoms, how long after I feel a bit better should I recheck my urine to see if hematuria is gone? Thank you.

If I had hematuria due to kidney stone symptoms, how long after I feel a bit better should I recheck my urine to see if hematuria is gone? Thank you.

Difficult Question: If you have any remaining sludge or irritation the blood not seen by the human eye that shows on a dip test can stick around for a while and be normal. If a person needed a urologist to use a tool to grab the stone or a stent place the same is true then too. If you don't see blood and are pain free and following the diet your dr gave you are ok until follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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I've been having abdominal pain with a bit of blood im my urine, what could it be?

I've been having abdominal pain with a bit of blood im my urine, what could it be?

A number of things: Abdominal pain associated with hematuria could be a number of things depending on you age. The most logical thing to consider would be a kidney stone; however, you need to see your primary doctor as soon as possible so that a diagnosis can be made. For example, a gallstone could give you abdominal pain and the increased bilirubin in your blood would make your urine appear dark brown. ...Read more

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I had sex for first time he broke my hymen and I bled afterwards and there're bits of blood in my urine he inserted penis 3 times am I pregnant?

I had sex for first time he broke my hymen and I bled afterwards and there're bits of blood in my urine he inserted penis 3 times am I pregnant?

Could be.: Any time you have unprotected sex you face the possibility of pregnancy & sexually transmitted diseases. Get checked for both. If you don't want either one, use protection from now on. Your partner does not seem to care about whether you get either. A caring partner protects her/himself and her/his partner. Both of you need to do a better job. Being responsible is key to health/respect. ...Read more

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There was semen in my urine when I was pushing the last bit out. Is something wrong?

There was semen in my urine when I was pushing the last bit out. Is something wrong?

Prostate: Most likely with your pushing, you were able to cause the prostate to be stimulated to express prostatic fluid. This would then come out of the urethra at the end of your urinary stream as you were pushing. This would be the only way I know for this to hapen. With enough pelvic pressure, this could happen. ...Read more

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123 pds petite, 5'4 1st time smoking in almost a year, used clean urine with a bit of mine will I fail, only smoked a little twice.2 puffs each time?

123 pds petite, 5'4 1st time smoking in almost a year, used clean urine with a bit of mine will I fail, only smoked a little twice.2 puffs each time?

Nicotine: According to the studies, for occasional smokers, nicotine can stay in the body for 2-4 days. So... It depends on when you smoked and when your test will be. By the way... The most addictive drug is... You guessed it... Nicotine. Before you ruin your health (& wallet)... Don't pick up another one again! Not worth it! ...Read more

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Can a severe allergic reaction cause urine to get cloudy for a bit

Can a severe allergic reaction cause urine to get cloudy for a bit

Possible: Also, quality of diet e.g. Diet rich in phosphate like dairy products may at times do that with fluctuations of urine ph. Prompt clearing is reassuring. However, persisten cloudy urine may suggest a problem like infection. ...Read more

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Urine every morning very dark.yellowish (a bit like tea colour) is it normal?

Urine every morning very dark.yellowish (a bit like tea colour) is it normal?

Try more water first: It is common to have darker urine in the am than in other times of the day bc the urine concentrates overnight. However, consider more water -- very dark yellow suggests you are not giving your body enough hydration. If more water doesn't help, worth getting urine tested as well, rule out any other urine abnormalities. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have dark yellowish urine in the morning (a bit tea coloured)?

Is it normal to have dark yellowish urine in the morning (a bit tea coloured)?

Dark yellow yes: Dark yellow urine is normal in the morning because it is concentrated because you are not drinking water while sleeping. If however, it is brownish like tea, that may mean there is blood in it. If you think it is a bit brown you should see a doctor for an urinalysis. ...Read more

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What is the normal human urine's color? Mine is a bit dark yellow. Do I have problem? And if yes, what is that?

What is the normal human urine's color? Mine is a bit dark yellow. Do I have problem? And if yes, what is that?

Urine: Urine color changes based on foods you have eaten or not eaten and how many fluids you are ingesting. You are normal. ...Read more

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The past few months, the first time I urinate each morning, my urine comes out sluggishly and a bit cloudy. No pain & urination is normal otherwise.

The past few months, the first time I urinate each morning, my urine comes out sluggishly and a bit cloudy. No pain & urination is normal otherwise.

Urine flow: Your first morning specimen always contains more solutes and cells after having collected in the bladder all night long. The flow should not be slower, unless you have an irregularity in your urethra. I would see an urogynecologist to evaluate this problem. ...Read more

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My urine is clear, bit i still feel thirsty. What could this be?

My urine is clear, bit i still feel thirsty. What could this be?

Thirst and Peeing: The biggest medical worry with your symptoms is diabetes. If this is not the case then bladder or UTI infection is a possibility. ...Read more

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For a 24-hour urine test, is one supposed to collect ALL the urine in those 24 hours or just a little every time we go?

For a 24-hour urine test, is one supposed to collect ALL the urine in those 24 hours or just a little every time we go?

See below: On day one, go pee in the bathroom at 8am. After that collect all the urine in the container provided to you. On the second day pee in the container at 8 am. And that way you will collect 24 hour urine. Collect all the urine during the 24-hour period as described above. ...Read more

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I have recently been to the hospital for tests for blood in my urine, they couldn't detect where its coming from so I'm bit worried?

I have recently been to the hospital for tests for blood in my urine, they couldn't detect where its coming from so I'm bit worried?

Complete evaluation : In only 20% of cases of hematuria evaluations is a significant source found. If a complete work up, including urine tests, ctivp, and possibly cystoscopy, have been performed, then a consult with a nephrologist may be considered. ...Read more

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Hello, I have reoccurring bladder pains and when i urine it is very foggy, has a sharp odor, has a bit of blood in it and is extremely painful.?

Get tested: You should have your urine tested by a primary provider. If this shows abnormalities on multiple test that cannot be explained, consider consultation with a urologist. ...Read more

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Hello, please could you help us, my mum who is 70 has blood in her urine, she has passed a long bit of blood which was dark red. Please help?

Hello, please could you help us, my mum who is 70 has blood in her urine, she has passed a long bit of blood which was dark red. Please help?

See a urologist: A urologist will look in your mom's bladder with a fiber optic camera and order a ct scan of the kidneys to figure out where the blood is coming from. ...Read more

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I was about 2 weeks late and started having slight bleeding almost like spotting but a little every day now more Than a week Neg urine preg test??

I was about 2 weeks late and started having slight bleeding almost like spotting but a little every day now more Than a week Neg urine preg test??

Irregular bleeding : Due to hormonal imbalance. You don't say your age but it can be quite common and usually straightens out in a cycle or to if bothered see your doc ...Read more

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Shortly after I urinate, if I bend down to pick something up the urine leaks out a bit. What is this? I'm male and I experience no pain in that region

Shortly after I urinate, if I bend down to pick something up the urine leaks out a bit. What is this? I'm male and I experience no pain in that region

Urination: This is not a problem and somewhat common. There is likely urine still in the penis. As long as this only happens after urination, the likely no issues. ...Read more

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How do I make my urine smell better since I leak a bit?

How do I make my urine smell better since I leak a bit?

See your doctor: See your doctor to address the leaking problem. Urine will smell bad. ...Read more

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I need to control what I eat due to leaking a bit. What foods cause smelly urine?

I need to control what I eat due to leaking a bit. What foods cause smelly urine?

Many possible causes: Of smelly urine: concentrated due to dehydration & low fluid intake causes a strong smell. Urinary infections may be most common cause of foul smelling urine and often alert subjects to presence of uti. Some antibiotics such as Amoxicillin &cipro cause smelly urine as does consuming large volumes of coffee, ie >6cups/day. Classically asparagus has distinctive smell. Others r liver disease & diabetes. ...Read more