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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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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications in case one is the cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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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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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Get urinalysis with a mid-stream catch
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Visit PCP or urologist
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Follow up with urologist
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Note other symptoms, related medical history
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Very strong smelling urine darker in color fever 99.9 in ear..not dehydrated...been going on for 2 weeks dr. today & test sent off today...infections?

Very strong smelling urine darker in color fever 99.9 in ear..not dehydrated...been going on for 2 weeks dr. today & test sent off today...infections?

Yes: 2 year old? Its possible they had a strep untreated. Its good you went to the doctor today. 2 weeks is a long time for a young child to be ill ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Go to your PCP have a complete exam urinalysis, a culture sensitivity.
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If all exams are normal, make a habit to drink a lot of water.
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Request regular urine checks to see if the blood in your urine persist
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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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