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How Often Should We Urinate
Enough,.... 4-8X?: Enough to remove intake. So, if you hypothetically are lost in the desert and have no water you will lose only 10 oz of urine output (obligatory loss), no more. Otherwise, if you drink more you need to lose more unless you are losing somewhere else e.g. Vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, colostomy, ileostomy , etc. All intake should equal all output. ...Read more
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
Timed voiding: Changes in behavior can sometimes improve urinary incontinence. By voiding at "scheduled" times throughout the day, some individuals with incontinence may see an improvement. Typically, you should void 5-7 times per day (or every 2-3 hours). The idea is if the bladder remains empty then the chance of having incontinence is much less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
White vs clear: Typically the color of your urine tells us about your hydration status. I am assuming you mean clear in color when you say white - if it is white and cannot see through it well, please go see someone right away, but if you mean it looks more like 7UP or Sprite, that means you are typically well hydrated, the more dark yellow your urine looks, the more dehydrated you likely are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly water...: Urine is 95% water. The remaining constituents, in order of decreasing concentration are: urea, chloride, sodium, potassium, creatinine, & other dissolved ions, inorganic and organic compounds. The kidneys make the urine, first by filtering the blood, then by adding waste products and extracting essential compounds. ...Read more
Dehydrated or UTI: Foods (asparagus) can do it. If you get dehydrated, your body concentrates your urine to preserve water. This can make it smell strong. Drinking more water will reverse it. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can also change the odor. You may also have burning or pain, frequent urges, fever, or back pain with a uti. If drinking more doesn't help and you have any of these symptoms, get urine checked. ...Read more
Meds/foods/metabolsm: Green urine can be traced to food dyes, indego blue, metheline blue( a med )biliverdin (a breakdown product of liver wastes).If urine with various metabolic wastes come in contact with other chemicals it can turn green. If you face this issue: try keeping an exposure diary listing everything you eat or drink +otc or prescribed meds or herbals & take it all in for reviw by your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urinary retention: It is not good idea to hold urine habitually for longer period because bladder contracts and relaxes by nerves. Holding effects bladder muscles, nerves and natural reflexes. Also urinary retention make you prone for urinary infection. Of course, rarely in exceptional situation, it is advisable to hold! ...Read more
Several things:: The color of urine will depend on hydration status, ingested foods, vitamins, medications, & certain health conditions. Food: beets, blackberries, artificial food coloring. Vitamins: b complex, multivitamins. Medications: Pyridium (phenazopyridine), certain laxatives. Medical conditions: hemolytic anemia, rhabdomyolysis, light blood in the urine due to injury, infection, or tumor. ...Read more
In a female: It is usually related to issues with the urethra, the tube going from the bladder to the outside. There is post void dribbling and leakage with cough and sneeze called stress urinary incontince. It could also be related to a UTI if a new problem? The worst scenario, and not typical, is a neurogenic bladder where the bladder doesn't adequatly empty, then dribbling from "overflow" if prob. Go in. ...Read more
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