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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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Symptoms started 2 weeks ago. My bf has frequent and painful urination and he says it's an uncomfortable feeling in his urethra. Burning & dark urine?

Symptoms started 2 weeks ago. My bf has frequent and painful urination and he says it's an uncomfortable feeling in his urethra. Burning & dark urine?

Painful urination: It sounds like he has a urinary tract infection, though a sexually transmissible infection or STD is a possibility, since he is sexually active.

I will recommend a visit to your primary care provider for testing. ...Read more

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What can mimic the signs of a UTI besides dehydration? No burning or stinging, just dark urine sometimes & weird odor always (i'm extremely hydrated)

What can mimic the signs of a UTI besides dehydration? No burning or stinging, just dark urine sometimes & weird odor always (i'm extremely hydrated)

Typical signs of UTI: Are burning, pain with urination, hesitancy. Urine can be cloudy or blood-tinged but not dark. Unless dark urine is new or all the time it is not typically concerning. ...Read more

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Occasionally urinating causes my penis burning pain, and my urine is dark and murky and smells, on these occasions! Why?

Occasionally urinating causes my penis burning pain, and my urine is dark and murky and smells, on these occasions! Why?

Get evaluated: It is likely that you are having a urinay tract infection or urethritis (infection of the urethra). It is certainly not normal to have your symptoms. Women get UTI much more frequently, but get them too. Also, I worry about a possibility of a sexually transmitted infection as a cause. So, consult your doc an an evalutation/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dark urine during prenancy, is it the amniotic fluid?

Dark urine during prenancy, is it the amniotic fluid?

Likely not.: Amniotic fluid is clear liquid.Dark urine could be due to dehydration or effect of meds. Follow up with ur oby for any concern. Take care. Http://m.thebump. Com/pregnancy/pregnancy-symptoms/articles/dark-urine-during-pregnancy. Aspx. ...Read more

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What can cause darkened urine and some burning sensation during urination?

What can cause darkened urine and some burning sensation during urination?

Microhematuria?: Would be advisable to see medical personel to obtain a urinalysis and culture and provide a through physical exam and history. Darkened urine may result from red blood cells called microhematuria. If found this may be due to a UTI or other cause that would need to be addressed. ...Read more

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I'm a male Notice blood in my urine and no pain. A day or two later a mild burning feeling during urination had occur. What would be the issue here?

I'm a male Notice blood in my urine and no pain. A day or two later a mild burning feeling during urination had occur. What would be the issue here?

See your primary Doc: A urinalysis would help in Dx. Sounds like an infection, but bladder tumors, trauma, beginnings of prostatitis etc can only be ruled out or in by the Doc listening to your medical history. ...Read more

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I am feeling burning pain during urination. Previously sufferer of renal calculi but now USG is ok. Is it a UTI. I have given urine sample for culture.?

I am feeling burning pain during urination. Previously sufferer of renal calculi but now USG is ok. Is it a UTI. I have given urine sample for culture.?

Likely UTI: You have done the correct thing by getting a urine culture this will show whether or not you have a uti. A routine urinalysis might well have demonstrated a UTI if the nitrite reagent was positive. In the meantime you could be started on an antibiotic, which could always be changed if your UTI has been caused bty a resistant species of bacteria. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can Urinary Tract Infection exist without burning during urination and with normal urine color? What tests are be used to determine UTI?

Can Urinary Tract Infection exist without burning during urination and with normal urine color? What tests are be used to determine UTI?

Yes: Go to drug store and buy an OTC urine dipstick test kit. Dip urine. The specially treated stick will turn a particular color for positive UTI. Read the directions carefully. If the result is positive contact Doctor for prescription. ...Read more

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Could this be a UTI? Feels like I'm leaking urine (nothing there when I look though) slight burning around vagina, but not during urination.

Could this be a UTI? Feels like I'm leaking urine (nothing there when I look though) slight burning around vagina, but not during urination.

Unlikely: Usually, a UTI would cause pain with urination. There are exceptions to every rule however, so if you're concerned, see you primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Right mid back pain, like an achy stinging pain. Pain level 6. Cloudy pale yellow urine. No burning or pain during urination, no other symptoms. Not a?

Right mid back pain, like an achy stinging pain. Pain level 6. Cloudy pale yellow urine. No burning or pain during urination, no other symptoms. Not a?

Musculoskeletal: The most common cause of back pain is muscle strain. This type of pain is made worse by movement of the back in different directions and is relieved with rest and OTC analgesics. Kidney infection is much less common and patients usually will have fever, back pain, feel ill and may or may not also have symptoms of bladder infection. ...Read more

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Burning during urination for 3-4 days. Went to doctor. Blood in urine no longer detectable visually. Red and white blood cells detected during preliminary urine analysis. Received ciprofloxacin to treat a potential UTI. Doctor did not do a physical exami

Burning during urination for 3-4 days. Went to doctor. Blood in urine no longer detectable visually. Red and white blood cells detected during preliminary urine analysis. Received ciprofloxacin to treat a potential UTI. Doctor did not do a physical exami

Not much to do: When the symptoms are classic urinary tract infection and the urinalysis is also agreeing, there really isn't much of a physical exam that is necessary. If you were also having significant vaginal symptoms - discharge, burning, pain with intercourse, fever and pelvic pain, then certainly a pelvic exam should also be done. ...Read more

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Dark urine pain while urinating?

UTI: Pain with urination is consistent with a urinary tract infection, as well as the change in color of your urine. You need to be seen by a physicians to evaluate your symptoms and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dark Urine (Definition)

Urine tends to be golden yellow from uric acid excretion. Brown or red suggests hemolysis, i.e. dark urine. Many causes, from trauma, infection, neoplasia, etc. We should all strive for crystal clear urine. ...Read more


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