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Frequent urination 7 days (about 15-20 Xs day- 5 Xs at night) Drink only water. Urine test at PCP shows nothing; prescribed Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Will Cipro (ciprofloxacin) hurt me?
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
3 blood tests ok. Always thirsty/drinking water yet urine suggests I'm still dehydrated. Never used to drink much. Barely sweat and no excessive urine?
Hydration status.: In general, if you are well hydrated, your urine will become more dilute as your body eliminates surplus water, appearing less yellow. If you ingest foods or vitamins that color the urine, urine appearance is no longer a good gauge of hydration status. The importance of 'staying hydrated' is likely somewhat overstated, so be careful when consuming large volumes of free water. ...Read more
Is it okay to drink water if my urine is clear? My mouth feels a little dry, but I don't want my sodium levels to drop.
Okay to drink: It's unlikely under normal circumstances to drop your sodium levels. We see this in folks who are sweating a lot, vomiting, or having diarrhea because they lose sodium this way. We also see this in folks who have diabetes insipidous, in which case they will pee a lot. If you are worried, you could always get a urine test at your doctor's office. Be well. ...Read more
Depends on cause of:
You had gastric ulcer in past, what was the cause of the ulcer. Most ulcers are caused by an infection with h pylori. And if it is treated suscessfully it is cured.
Other causes are from prolonged use of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs.
Alcohol and tobacco use
cancer of stomach
untreated hpylori can cause recurrent ulcer
others can recur if continuing use of alcohol, tobaco&nsaids. ...Read more
After drinking lots of water, urine is really mostly clear (know this is normal) but noticed a slight, very slight, green hue...Should I be worried?
If someone is drinking enough water, should their urine look more like water than a yellow color? At a recent lecture, a dr. Stated that if we are drinking enough water, our urine should look more like water than a yellow color (with the possible exceptio
I used to drink much water but it made me go to the toilet much but when I start drinking minimum water my urine color has bcome yellow what to do?
The past 2 months I have eaten a lot less. Decreased frequency in urination despite drinking 3L of water daily. Urine never light/clear. Normal?
Water goes somewhere: 3L a day is a bit much. But if it is that much for weeks/months, then obviously the fluid is not accumulating, and nothing bad is happening. It is a relatively large amount of intake compared to average, but there is no fluid retention occurring, so doesn't seem like there are consequences from it. Cannot say in your particular case. ...Read more
Sometimes...but: Good toxicology labs test the ph and temperature of the urine to identify adulterants added as well as the specific gravity and creatinine (body waste product) content to check for dilution. Specifically short term "water loading" will cause creatinine levels from 2-10 which is reported on the report as a possible false negative and repeat test recommended. ...Read more
Is drinking enough water to keep urine color clear all the time is the best thing one can do for healthy kidneys.
Hydration: Hydration is very important to the body. The urine should be very light yellow to clear. However a lot will depend on any other medical issues you may have or medications you may. E taking now. Best to discuss with the doctor that k OES your medical history to keep everything in consideration ...Read more
Drink ton of water but urine still dark. I take folate (folic acid) with B12 twice a day. That the cause? I also eat beets, but urine is more orange than pink.
Both B12 and beets may cause colored urine. There is no need to take B12 daily. Liver stores about a year's worth of B12. You may try stopping intake of both B 12 and beets for a week to see if your urine is colorless then.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I feel sharp pain in urethra when I urinate, but the pain goes when I urinate after drinking a lot of water, urine always doesn't flowout of penis easily?
Sir I suffered from jaundice 8 months back...Now a days I have occasional stomach pain, and even if I drink lots of water my urine is still yellowish?
See your doctor: See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Chemical odor in urine----sometimes 48--female drinks plenty of water, urine is clear to light yellow going through menopause. Starting eating apples, sometimes 2 a day. No other dietary changes. Sexual activity has increased with husband of 21 years. Ni
It sounds like the person in question would benefit from a urinalysis. This need to be done in a doctor's office. Things like ketones, protein, glucose, white blood cells, etc. Are measured.
Often times a chemical odor or fruity odor can indicate ketosis which can be caused by diabetes or a very low carb diet. However, it is very diffucult to say without an evaluation.
Good luck. ...Read more
My urine is highly concentrated and has a very strong smell to it what should I do. I drink water everyday tho and it wasn't alway like that?
Let me help you:
Urochrome. That color normally varies from pale yellow to deep amber, depending on the concentration of the urine. Darker urine is usually a sign that you're not drinking enough fluid.
Try to drink a lot of fluids and see if improve, if did not go and have urinalysis to see if you have any problems.
Good luck. ...Read more
Well I afraid to drink water. Because when I go to toilet my urine does n, t end. Sometimes it take 1 hour to I do my, what shoukd I have to do?
My lower back has been killing me for a few days now. My urine is fine, I drink water daily. What could it be?
Multiple reasons: Low back pain is a common problem and the cdc states that 80% of the population will have a back problem in their lifetime. It could be as simple as low back strain to sacroiliac dysfunction to other less benign causes. See your family dr. For a thorough workup and evaluation. There's no substitute for seeing, hearing, and examining a patient. ...Read more
Does Minocycline make your urine bubbly? Every time I drink water there is less of these bubbles and I only drink 4 bottles of water a day.
My urine has been hot and not a lot came out I drink water all day about 2L a day went into metobiolic asidosis once is it a sign of bad kidneys?
Doc, this past 2days I saw a blood in my urine. I always drink water and the blood is gone, what do you think it is doc? I am male.
Have it checked: Blood is not normal even if gone ...Read more
What cause my urine to smell really badly? I'm not eating asparagus or anything bad. I drink water everyday. Maybe not as much as I'm suppose to.
Many factors: Urine odor can result from many things. Dehydration can lead to a concentrated, malodorous urine. However, it is important to note that infection can also cause an odor and to get urine tested to ensure that this is not the case. Certain medical diseases, such as diabetes, can also affect urine composition and result in an odor as well. Medications may do this also. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Urine has a very strong smell. It smells like a mixture or coffee and just a bad odor. I drink coffee regularly but I also drink water. What can I do?
Strong brew: Hi NikitaM, it is not uncommon to smell coffe in your urine. Its the other smell that could be concerning. Maloderous urine can be an indication of an early urinary tract infection, or bacterial/candidal vaginitis. If you have discharge or urinary symptoms, see your doctor. Otherwise, if you don't want your urine to smell like coffee, don't drink coffee. And watch out for asparagus. ...Read more
Today I noticed my urine has a strong ammonia smell. Why? I have only been drink water for past week. I gave up soda. That's only diet change I've made.
URINE ODOR: The smell you describe suggests urine that is concentrated, which may indicate dehydration, infection, kidney stones. This odor can also sometimes be associated w/ high protein foods like meat or eggs. Adequately hydrate yourself, monitor odor over the next several days for resolution and if odor persists, connect w/ me via inbox consult or visit your doctor. ...Read more
I have recently cut out soft drinks in an effort to live more healthy. After I did this my urine went dark yellow in the morning. As I drink water in the day it gets clear. Is this normal. No pain and I feel better than when I was on soft drinks.
Drink 2 to 3 liters: It's hard to say why your urine became dark yellow after decreasing soft drinks. Normal urine is a yellow color. Dark yellow urine could indicate not enough fluids. Drinking 2 to 3 liters of fluid daily should keep you hydrated and your urine should get lighter in color indicating good hydration Water is a healthy fluid and your urine becoming lighter during the day is a good sign. ...Read more