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Young man with dark urine and 1 day sore throat possible cause?

Young man with dark urine and 1 day sore throat possible cause?

Poss. Hematuria: Dark urine could be hematuria. IgA glomerulonephritis does this. Hematuria appears within 1-5 days of infection. Suggest a check of urine to know if hematuria is real. ...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 the cold- fever coughing sore throat but why does my urine have such a awful smell while I have the cold?

I have the cold- fever coughing sore throat but why does my urine have such a awful smell while I have the cold?

Urine Odor: Usually smells in the urine are secondary to something we have consumed. A classic example of this is asparagus. I suspect it is an ingredient in a cold medication you are taking causing the odor. If you start having pain, increased frequency of urination then see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am in agony in my lower back, sore throat, when I cough, the back of my head becomes excruciatingly painfull and my urine is dark and potent?

I am in agony in my lower back, sore throat, when I cough, the back of my head becomes excruciatingly painfull and my urine is dark and potent?

UTI: You are describing definitely 2 different sets of problems. One sounds like a uti. You should have your urine tested urgently for potential treatment by a doctor. Sore throat could be from a very broad range of sources. Dry mouth, acid reflux, cough can cause sore throat. Depending on the severity of the UTI many have noted more generalized complaints, such as back ache. Mention symptoms to doc. ...Read more

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Staphylococcus haemolyticus isolated in a urine sample of my 2.5 year old son. Day before had fever around 40C and sore throat. Has a history of UTI?

Staphylococcus haemolyticus isolated in a urine sample of my 2.5 year old son. Day before had fever around 40C and sore throat. Has a history of UTI?

Urologist: urinary tract infections in boys this age are very rare, and argue that there is likely something wrong with the anatomy of his urinary tract. He should have an ultrasound of his kidneys, ureters and bladder, and if anything is found there a voiding cysto-urethrogram. Touch base with his pediatrician or family doctor as he may benefit from seeing a pediatric urologist. ...Read more

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My 2.5yr old is getting sick atleats once every 3m samething fever sore throat runny nose even admitted for not making urine. Help? Suggestions?

My 2.5yr old is getting sick atleats once every 3m samething fever sore throat runny nose even admitted for not making urine. Help? Suggestions?

Good hand washing: This can actually be normal. It depends on how much he is exposed to other children. Try to make sure his hands are washed well before he eats. Also when he gets i'll treat his fever and push the liquids, what ever he likes to drink. ...Read more

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Since being on fentanyl patches for back pain I keep getting sores on lips and tongue, urine retention, sore throat, and I'm very weak. Please help.

Since being on fentanyl patches for back pain I keep getting sores on lips and tongue, urine retention, sore throat, and I'm very weak. Please help.

Fentanyl patches: Sores on the lips and tongue are probably not related. The urine and weak certainly could be related. This is probably an issue related to the dose. What does did you start on? ...Read more

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Period now 9 days late. Light cloudy urine and period cramps as if itll come any second. Sore nipples as well. What is going on? Negative home pregnan

Period now 9 days late. Light cloudy urine and period cramps as if itll come any second. Sore nipples as well. What is going on? Negative home pregnan

Late period: All women have an unusual period occasionally. You may not have ovulated this month which threw the cycle off. If no period in one week, you should see your gyn. ...Read more

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20 year old female, very tired (may be due to endep) sore throat, headache, weird cloudy feeling in head. Anxiety it's meningitis making me feel worse?

20 year old female, very tired (may be due to endep) sore throat, headache, weird cloudy feeling in head. Anxiety it's meningitis making me feel worse?

Probably not: Meningitis usually causes fever, extremely severe headache (the kind that gets you to the emergency room), and vomiting. Your description doesn't sound like meningitis. Sounds more like a typical virus, compounded by anxiety. If not not improving after 3-5 days, or if worried, see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cold and allergies. I have a sore throat, stuffy runny nose, a cough and I just feel cloudy.?

What is the difference between a cold and allergies. I have a sore throat, stuffy runny nose, a cough and I just feel cloudy.?

Cold verses allergy: Allergy is ahereditary disease where you react to something in your environment.
A cold is caused by a viral disease and can cause the symptoms you describe. If it persists longer than 10 days it might be a allergy as colds last a week or two. ...Read more

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6 yr old cough for 8 days, coughing so hard vomiting, headache, sore throat, neck hurting, has no fever, very pale, whites of eyes cloudy won't eat?

6 yr old cough for 8 days, coughing so hard vomiting, headache, sore throat, neck hurting, has no fever, very pale, whites of eyes cloudy won't eat?

Serious: Cough with vomiting always brings to mind pertussis, although you don't describe a barking cough prior to that. More serious, however, is the eight days of no eating with cloudy sclera and associated paleness. Get your kid seen today, if not now at the hospital. ...Read more

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Cough 5+ days, constant cloudy/yellow phlegm lodged in throat-occasionally cough up. Sore throat, No fever, Dry nose, No smell/taste & Cracking Voice?

Cough 5+ days, constant cloudy/yellow phlegm lodged in throat-occasionally cough up. Sore throat, No fever, Dry nose, No smell/taste & Cracking Voice?

Be assessed: You have many symptoms of a virus or flu but should be examined to make sure you are not presenting with pneumonia or sinus disease. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Pain lower back right side for over a month. Cloudy urine, ceftin (cefuroxime) for otitis media (not helping). Swollen glands in neck & under arms. Dr says glands feel fine and are just reactive. What can it be?

Pain lower back right side for over a month. Cloudy urine, ceftin (cefuroxime) for otitis media (not helping). Swollen glands in neck & under arms. Dr says glands feel fine and are just reactive. What can it be?

Complicated: On the top of your otitis acute or chronic (not clear from the presentattion) and lymphadenitis you might have confiding urolythiasis (stone in the kidney). Kidney ultrasound would help. Continue antibiotics for otitis full course as your doctor prescribed, get re-evaluation after treatment. If no improvement from the treatment you might need to get ENT (ear doc) referal. ...Read more

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Sore throat home remedies?

Sore throat home remedies?

Many: You can goggle with salt dissolved in warm water, Aspirin dissolved in warm water, drink tea with honey, chicken soup, zinc supplements have been shown to decrease the duration of a cold if you have one, etc. However, if you have a strep throat, home remedies would be a mistake as strep throat can sometimes lead to heart damage. Have a sore throat evaluated to make sure it is not strep. ...Read more

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Home remedies for sore throat?

Home remedies for sore throat?

Hot liquids.: Hot buttered rum. Hot salt water gargles. Over the counter sprays that contain phenol or Benzocaine lozenges. Some have used cloves for its anesthetic effect. ...Read more

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Sore throat after singing hard?

Laryngitis: Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing of laryngitis. ...Read more

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Home remedies for sore throat?

Home remedies for sore throat?

Plenty: Salt water gargles. Sucking on ice cubes. A table spoon of Honey. Hot Tea. Popsicle sticks, ice cream. Over the counter Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.

If no better see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long would sore throat last?

How long would sore throat last?

Depends: Viral illness better in a couple days. Bacterial sore throat better in a few days once antibiotic started. Chronic tonsillitis and tumors cause constant throat pain. Sore throat longer than 2-3 weeks needs ENT evaluation. ...Read more

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Easy tips to cure a sore throat?

Sore throat: This will cure itself in time. Have patience. In the interim you can prepare hot tea with lemon and honey and drink this as needed to alleviate symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I beat a sore throat fast?

Fast?: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Will a gargle help a sore throat?

Will a gargle help a sore throat?

Helps it feel better: If sore throat is from a common virus, gargling will certainly make it feel better in the short term. Yes, your probably killing a whole bunch of germs (virus or bacteria) when you gargle but they come back (multiply) pretty darn fast. So don't gargle to get rid of a sore throat faster, gargle cause it makes you feel better for a few minutes. ...Read more

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How can I cure a sore throat fast?

How can I cure a sore throat fast?

Sx relief: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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How long should a sore throat last?

How long should a sore throat last?

Less than a week: Viral sorethoats usually last only 3-5 days at most. Strep throat can last longer without treatment. Should get checked for strep if fever >3 days, body aches, white spots on tonsils, tender glands in neck. Mononucleosis and sorethroat from allergies or acid reflux can last much longer. Should probably get any sorethroat that lasts longer than 10 days checked out. ...Read more

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Can I swim when I have sore throat?

Can I swim when I have sore throat?

Yes, but...: Swimming while having a sore throat may make the throat more sore afterwards, if a person is ill. Also, there are usually other people at a swimming pool. If so, an ill person should avoid contact with them until he is not contagious anymore. Finally, a person can swim when he has a sore throat only if he already knows how to swim! ...Read more

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Best way to cure a very sore throat?

Tips: No cure just relief: gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. Prevent dehydration by drinking plenty of fluids. Use a vaporizer or humidifier in your bedroom. Do not smoke or use other tobacco products. Use nonprescription throat lozenges. Use tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or aspirin. See doc if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more