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Can breathing cat urine and feces make you sick?

Can breathing cat urine and feces make you sick?

It can.: Their urine contains proteins that some people are allergic to. After the urine dries - the proteins become airborne. ...Read more

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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Will breathing in cat urine all day long hurt your health?

Will breathing in cat urine all day long hurt your health?

Possibly: Cat urine has a high percentage of ammonia. This chemical can be very potent to the senses. Asthmatics can have wheezing when exposed to certain animal urine. If you don't have a lung disease it is probably not that dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the risks to my baby from his breathing in the constant smell of cat or dog urine?

What is the risks to my baby from his breathing in the constant smell of cat or dog urine?

Why in that setting?: Why in the world would you put your baby in a location such as you describe? Having a baby is a tremendously serious life-long commitment. If you are unwilling or unable to properly care for a pet by cleaning up after them in a timely fashion, then you need to seriously reconsider parenthood. ...Read more

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Random sudden sharp stabbing pain on RLQ w/pain brought on by deep breathing. Also amber colored urine and little output?

Random sudden sharp stabbing pain on RLQ w/pain brought on by deep breathing. Also amber colored urine and little output?

More info needed: Hi Ashley,
Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. Difficult to say exactly what your symptoms are from but in that area we generally think about GI causes like appendicitis and genitourinary causes. Watch out for other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, fever, pain with urination. It may help narrow down the diagnosis. If the pain persists and is very severe, I'd consider being seen by a local ER. ...Read more

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Random sudden sharp stabbing pain on RLQ w/pain brought on by deep breathing. Also amber colored urine and little output?

Random sudden sharp stabbing pain on RLQ w/pain brought on by deep breathing. Also amber colored urine and little output?

Exam needed: If the RLQ is tender to the touch and there is persistent pain, appendicitis has to be considered and for this reason an examination by a physician is needed. Another possibility is a muscle strain or inflammation from some recent physical activity. A simple urinalysis and microscopic exam would be helpful in ruling out a urinary tract problem. ...Read more

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Can pain on the side occuring when breathing in, bending over, twisting to the side or stretching that side be due to urine infection? Random twinges happen as well.

Can pain on the side occuring when breathing in, bending over, twisting to the side or stretching that side be due to urine infection? Random twinges happen as well.

Your symptoms are: Not likely to be due to urine/kidney infection in the absence of systemic changes (Fever). It is more likely that this discomfort is musculoskeletal however the only way to be certain will be to be evaluated by a health care professional so you can be examined. Make an appointment today. ...Read more

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Pain - lower left side/back that won't go away, intensifies with cough or breathing followed with chills. Hurts while moving, urine clear no blood?

Pain - lower left side/back that won't go away, intensifies with cough or breathing followed with chills. Hurts while moving, urine clear no blood?

Back pain: You need to be seen and carefully evaluated ASAP. Do not delay this. You may have an infection or other non-infectious inflammatory condition and it may involve your kidneys, spinal cord or other areas. Please get this seen to quickly before you become increasingly ill. ...Read more

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I'm having fatigue, lethargic, increased lower back pain which increases when walking and breathing my recent microalbumin urine lab was 79?

I'm having fatigue, lethargic, increased lower back pain which increases when walking and breathing my recent microalbumin urine lab was 79?

1 diagnosis or more: Though you might connect all of them into 1 cause, and doctors and patients like to do so,

back pain rarely related to miroalbuminuria

back pain walking usually due to arthritis in back

fatigue can be due to anything! -
medical or psychological

so need a careful evaluation by md with appropriate labs and maybe other studies. ...Read more

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Urine color in catheter bag goes from yellowish to a darker shade, prostate problem, dementia, no respiration problems. Possible reasons?

Urine color in catheter bag goes from yellowish to a darker shade, prostate problem, dementia, no respiration problems. Possible reasons?

Here are some...: Urine color in draining bag is expected to change over time reflecting urine concentration, blood in urine, foods consumption, even drug use, or bacterial colonization, etc., but clinically insignificant as long as being afebrile & feeling comfortable. Then keep on adequate catheter care stressing: no catheter traction onto penis, bag always below bladder level, daily cleansing urethral opening... ...Read more

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Hi my girlfriend is wanting me to drink her urine and I am up for it although was just wondering what are the effects if any?

Hi my girlfriend is wanting me to drink her urine and I am up for it although was just wondering what are the effects if any?

Urine: I cannot understand why anyone would want to drink their urine! However it is not healthy to do so as it is full of waste products that the body wants to get rid of ...Read more

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I held my urine for nearly 24 hours before going. What are the long term side effects?

I held my urine for nearly 24 hours before going. What are the long term side effects?

You'll be OK: Clarify: you had a full bladder and were superhumanly able to not pee for a day, or you just weren't making a lot of urine? For scenario #1, you emptied your bladder in time to avoid kidney damage, and for scenario #2, you started to make urine again, so your kidneys are working. Try to avoid both. Stay well hydrated and keep the pee moving along to prevent both infection and kidney damage. ...Read more

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I started taking a probiotic 2 days ago and now I have cola colored urine is that one of the side effects and if I stop taking them when can I expect?

I started taking a probiotic 2 days ago and now I have cola colored urine is that one of the side effects and if I stop taking them when can I expect?

No: Probiotics should not have this kind of side effect. There are many brands of them, but this dried gut's bacteria do not influence on urine color. Check other medications you taking and stop this brand of probiotics for a week to check the urine color. ...Read more

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What effects does a low protein diet have on urine?

What effects does a low protein diet have on urine?

Mind Your Garden!: It contains less of nitrogenous waste in the form of urea. Urea contains the nitrogen & is very soluble in the blood and so is carried to the kidneys for removal. Of course a really low protein diet that causes malnutrition can affect the kidney & then the urea builds up in the blood. Urea is used in many fertilizers as a source of nitrogen for plants, so, if you have a garden, you know what to do!! ...Read more

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How can maple syrup urine disease cause effects on the cns?

How can maple syrup urine disease cause effects on the cns?

Part of disease: Maple syrup urine disease is caused by a genetic defect in metabolism of the Amino Acids Valine, leucine, and isoleucine. The urine smells like maple syrup but the defect causes CNS symptoms from lethargy to encephalopathy, seizures and mental retardation. There is protein intolerance due to the Amino Acid disturbances. ...Read more

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Can taking CLA Supplement affect the colour of our urine? And are there any bad side effects?

Can taking CLA Supplement affect the colour of our urine? And are there any bad side effects?

Yes: Don't know about the urine but you need to know these are not FDA approved because these companies do not do the rigorous testing that is required. There are some actions of these supplements that reduce caloric intake but no product beats your ability to make a choice at each meal about choosing the right food and eating only the amount you need for the day. Visit your meal on half. Simple. ...Read more

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I had my first doze of BCG and after that I had no side effects but after 2nd doze there was brning sensation in urine. Why is it so?

I had my first doze of BCG and after that I had no side effects but after 2nd doze there was brning sensation in urine. Why is it so?

Immunologic reaction: Bcg is an immunologic adjuvant, meaning that it stimulates the immune system, especially the cellular portion. This sounds like an immune reaction, but may not be disadventageous - to be discussed with prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I take. 5 mg of Klonopin (clonazepam) daily. I have noticed it makes my urine cloudy. It is listed as one of the side effects. Should I continue to take it?

I take. 5 mg of Klonopin (clonazepam) daily. I have noticed it makes my urine cloudy. It is listed as one of the side effects. Should I continue to take it?

I suggest to stop it: Bloody and cloudy urine are documented side effects from Clonazepam (Klonopin). I would recommend to stop taking this medication, and ask your doctor for other Benzodiazepines or alternative treatment, including psychotherapy. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the use of urine medicine alfuzosin hydrochloride 10mg tab for a long period of time have any side effects?

I was wondering does the use of urine medicine alfuzosin hydrochloride 10mg tab for a long period of time have any side effects?

Yes: Like all medicines it does have side effects. Alfuzosin (brand name Uroxatral) belongs to a group of medicines called alpa blockers. Althogh rare it can cause dizziness &/or headache. Dizziness if it occurs would be due to what is known as postural hypotension (blood pressure decreasing when when getting up to the standing position).It is best to take it at bedtime. ...Read more

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Urine protein to creatinine of 206/1.8 or 2. Do I need ACE or arb inhibitor for protein problem? I'm conerned about side effects.

Urine protein to creatinine of 206/1.8 or 2. Do I need ACE or arb inhibitor for protein problem? I'm conerned about side effects.

Forgive my frankness: Even if you have significant proteinuria, nobody here can advise you about medication without a big picture ofyour health. The most common cause of proteinuria is simply standing up -- several percent of people are like this, and a first-voided morning urine without significant proteinuria would confirm this if it's you. Don't treat lab values and demand to understand your workup. ...Read more

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If I had a urethral meatoplasty as a child as a result of my circumcision, is one of the long term side effects spraying of the urine stream?

If I had a urethral meatoplasty as a child as a result of my circumcision, is one of the long term side effects spraying of the urine stream?

? size meatal opening: Spraying of urinary stream is common with large urethral opening if urethral meatoplasty was too "generous". Other cause of spraying stream can be a web or a band across the meatus causing 2 or more urinary streams. Recurrence of metal stenosis (Very small opening) causes a high pressure, narrow stream rather than a spraying stream. Spray can occur if there is urethral narrowing proximal to meatus ...Read more

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Been on flomax (tamsulosin). 4mg / day for BPH for 2 years. Have several side effects. When I stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely?

Possibly: Depending on a number of variables including how long you have been on flomax, (tamsulosin) what is the severity of your bph, and have you ever been in complete urinary retention before, what would most likely happen is a return to your pre-flomax voiding pattern. You should address your concerns with your doctor and discuss alternatives to Flomax (tamsulosin) if you are finding the side effects particularly bothersome. ...Read more

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Been on flomax (tamsulosin). 4mg / day for BPH for 2 years. Have several side effects. When I stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely? If so what would I do?

Been on flomax (tamsulosin). 4mg / day for BPH for 2 years. Have several side effects. When I stop flomax (tamsulosin) can my urine stream stop entirely? If so what would I do?

Lower urinary tract: There are other medication options, depending on your specific side effects. A urologist would evaluate you for a variety of issues related to your bladder and prostate. ...Read more

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How do you get a urine infection? Could a partner give it to you? I have to take a drug called sulfamethoxazole tmp ds twice a day. Iam scared to take it because of the side effects.

How do you get a urine infection? Could a partner give it to you? I have to take a drug called sulfamethoxazole tmp ds twice a day. Iam scared to take it because of the side effects.

Urinary: Urinary tract infections are very common in women due to their short urethra. It is most common when they are sexually active, or delay urination (such as with teachers) when they shouldn't have. Remember always urinate after sex first, then cuddle.
The drug you mention is a sulfa antibiotic which is commonly used for treatment of uti's. It is very safe and very effective. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much vitamin C other than yellow urine?

What are the side effects of too much vitamin C other than yellow urine?

Not yellow urine: Vit c does not cause yellow urine - it's the b vits that do that. If you take too much vit c you will have loose stools or diarrhea till your body gets rid of the excess. ...Read more

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Dr put me on Nitrofurantoin for a UTI. After reading online the side effects are scaring me. I've taken 3 so far and only urine is effected. Should I not take this drug?

Dr put me on Nitrofurantoin for a UTI. After reading online the side effects are scaring me. I've taken 3 so far and only urine is effected. Should I not take this drug?

It is safe and: Effective. Your doctor would not have prescribed it for you if he/she did not think it would be safe and appropriate. All medications have serious potential side effects. If you have taken three without a problem it is likely you will be fine. Follow your health care providers instructions exactly. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more