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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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I'm curious as to why in hepatitis, pale stool and dark urine occurs?

I'm curious as to why in hepatitis, pale stool and dark urine occurs?

Hepatitis: During hepatitis, jaundice occurs which is due to increased bilirubin in the blood. A by-product of bilirubin is urobilinogen which is excreted in the urine causing the dark color. ...Read more

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Yellow in the white of the eyes and dark urine. Is this jaundice or hepatitis?

YES: The symptoms you describe are consistant with a liver disease such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, biliary obstruction or cholangitis. Stop drinking alcohol and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hepatitis b in someone with dark skin?

What are the symptoms of hepatitis b in someone with dark skin?

None: Usually no symptoms. Rarely jaundice may occurs where the eyes turn yellow. Most cases are detected with simple bloodwork. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis B and C be transferred from getting splashed with infected persons urine or saliva? what precautions should a caregiver take?

Can hepatitis B and C be transferred from getting splashed with infected persons urine or saliva? what precautions should a caregiver take?

Hep B/ C in a flash: Hep B and C are classified as blood-borne pathogens and are generally contracted with direct exposure to blood or body secretions, as in sexual contact. Since HBV has been found in saliva, the risk of transmission of Hep B with deep kissing probably exists and the risk increases if one partner wears orthodontic braces or has open cuts or sores in the mouth. No report of Hep B or C via saliva exist ...Read more

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I have hepatitis C and my urine is dark brown. What does that mean?

I have hepatitis C and my urine is dark brown. What does that mean?

Depends: There are many diseases and conditions which can turn the urine dark. Jaundice, diseases of the biliary tract, liver, and G.I. Tract can cause this. Blood in the urine can appear dark. Dehydration leading to concentrated urine can appear dark. In short, your hepatitis c may have nothing to do with the urine color but it could. You need to be evaluated by your doctor i would encourage you to do this soon. ...Read more

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If I'm having liver pain with Hepatitis B, fatigue, orange urine, dizziness, chills, is that normal or do I need a transplant?? The pain is always

If I'm having liver pain with Hepatitis B, fatigue, orange urine, dizziness, chills, is that normal or do I need a transplant?? The pain is always

Symptoms: You may or may not need a transplant - that will be carefully evaluated by your medical and physical examination by a doctor. My sense is that the doctors will do everything to prevent your need for transplant. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Can garlic clear hepatitis b?

Can garlic clear hepatitis b?

No: Hepatitis b can clear by itself and garlic has a variety of anti infective properties but the garlic is not thought to have a real role for hbv. ...Read more

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Can I catch hepatitis b from food?

Can I catch hepatitis b from food?

Hep B: Hepatitis b is a blood-borne disease. It is transmitted through the exchange of body fluids. The same is true with hepatitis c. Hepatitis a is passed through the fecal-oral route. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Dark Urine (Definition)

Urine of an abnormal color appears different from the usual straw-yellow color. Abnormally-colored urine may be cloudy, dark, or blood-tinged. Any changes in urine color, or the presence of an abnormal urine color that cannot be linked to the consumption of a food or drug, should be reported to ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

Hepatitis b is a viral liver disease. Until vaccines were developed this was a very common cause of hepatitis, and still is in some countries. Hep b is a progressive chronic disease which can lead to cirrhosis and also to cancer of the liver. It is also implicated in the causation ...Read more