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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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Hi I have lower back pain, abdominal bloating, darker strong-smelling urine.(no pain when passing or blood) and some dizziness and light fever/chills?

Hi I have lower back pain, abdominal bloating, darker strong-smelling urine.(no pain when passing or blood) and some dizziness and light fever/chills?

Low back pain: You will need a urine test as you are having low back pain, strong smelling urine with chills. Abdominal bloating is unusual in UTI though. You will need to se your GP so that they can do an abdominal examination , urine test and if indicated Complete blood count. Other issues regarding stool constancy, bowel habits etc will need to be discussed. ...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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My urine as a strong smell a dark in colour?

My urine as a strong smell a dark in colour?

Are you dehydrated?: The most common thing is - not drinking enough water, if you are well hydrated, seeing an md and having urine tested for infection or other urine problems would be helpful, but most likely - drink more water! 80oz or so a day. ...Read more

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My urine is dark and has a strong smell--what could cause this?

My urine is dark and has a strong smell--what could cause this?

Diet, dehydration: Your diet can significantly affect the smell of your urine. Dehydration can cause your body to retain fluids so you don't get lightheaded and dizzy and is significantly darkens the color of your urine. Drink more fluids and see if this resolves the problem. There is of course other more serious problems they can lead to the above symptoms, see your physician if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Hello..Often my urine is darker yellow, and or cloudy, and often has a very abnormal "strong foul odour" especially after coffee..Any advice please?

Hello..Often my urine is darker yellow, and or cloudy, and often has a very abnormal "strong foul odour" especially after coffee..Any advice please?

Drink more water?: First. Have your urine checked by a physician. Looking for glucose, protein, specific gravity, ph, etc... It may indicate an underlying illness. Your doctor is smart and will advise you based on the results of what to do. ...Read more

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Have been having a very strong ordor in my urine and i am experiencing a very dark brown heavy discharge. Im 20 and have not had sex since last perio?

 Have been having a very strong ordor in my urine and i am experiencing a very dark brown heavy discharge. Im 20 and have not had sex since last perio?

Urinary infection: It sounds like you have an infection in the urinary tract or possible vaginal infection. Please seek care at an urgent care facility or see your doctor if they are open for the weekend. These infections may sometimes get complicated if not treated on time. The first period after conceiving meaning after getting pregnant might still occur, usually lighter or less heavy but may look like period. ...Read more