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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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What can extremely dark, very strong almost acid like smelling urine indicate? Have had a puffy belly and lower stomach pains. Tried lots water.

What can extremely dark, very strong almost acid like smelling urine indicate? Have had a puffy belly and lower stomach pains. Tried lots water.

See doctor: If you don't think that your urine is just very concentrated because you are dehydrated (doesn't sound like it since you tried drinking a lot of water), i would be concerned that the color could be do to hemolysis (destruction) of your red blood cells. You can also get an enlarged spleen (puffy belly?) when this happens. Go to a doctor and get your urine checked. ...Read more

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Strong dark smelling urine, fishy smelling vagina especially after sex, pain during sex, and greyish discharge. Can this be an STD or infection?

Strong dark smelling urine, fishy smelling vagina especially after sex, pain during sex, and greyish discharge. Can this be an STD or infection?

Infection/UTI: Yes it surely suggest you have a vaginal infection with urinary tract infection, whether it is std can only be detected by exam and culture of the discharge and urine.I will suggest you get it checked by your family doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Do electrolytes in smart water cause strong smelling/dark urine the way sodas can? Should i only drink electrolyte-free water?

No: No. You may be prone to dehydration if you have dark urine. Try drinking regular tap water, smart water, bottled water, etc., any type of water. Drink less soda, coffe, tea. ...Read more

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I have strong smelling, cloudy, dark urine. I am retaining fluids in my lower extremities although I drink plenty of water, not dehydrated. Problem?

I have strong smelling,  cloudy, dark urine. I am retaining fluids in my lower extremities although I drink plenty of water, not dehydrated.  Problem?

Uti : A smelly and cloudy urine suggest urinary tract infection, specially if accompanied by burning sensation when you urinate. This should be diagnosed with urinalysis and culture. As for retaining of fluids on lower extremities it could be from a kidney disease that is associated with the cloudy urine, like nephrotic syndrome, or other problems like liver and cardiac disease. ...Read more

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Strong smelling, dark and cloudy urine whilst having period. Breasts gone up a cup size yet on implanon. No itchiness at all and no burning pain.

Strong smelling, dark and cloudy urine whilst having period. Breasts gone up a cup size yet on implanon. No itchiness at all and no burning pain.

?UTI: Foul smelling and cloudy urine needs to be evaluated for a possible Urinary tract infection (UTI). Hormonal changes can cause breast enlargement/swelling-even throughout the cycle with ovulation, etc. ...Read more

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