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I've had flu like symptoms and every time I cough or sneeze, I urinate. I started noticing here lately that my urine is brown. I drink a ton of water.?

I've had flu like symptoms and every time I cough or sneeze, I urinate. I started noticing here lately that my urine is brown. I drink a ton of water.?

Urination: It could be something as simple as dehydration causing a change in color of your urine, however there are certain kidney diseases that occur during or after flu/upper respiratory illnesses that need to be ruled out. Iga nephropathy and post strep glomerulonephritis are key. You should see your primary doctor and have urine tested for blood and have your blood tested to see how your kidneys are. ...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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I've been taking Celexa (citalopram) 40MG and I don't feel good. Headaches, neck pain, flu like symptoms, urine retention, and IBS. Will this go away?

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I've been taking Celexa (citalopram) 40MG and I don't feel good. Headaches, neck pain, flu like symptoms, urine retention, and IBS. Will this go away?

Here are some ...: Nowadays, over and unnecessarily medicating has been commonplace to meet the demand of political correctness and money-making; almost 1/3 of medical visits are for iatrogenic disorders; and less often people will talk about healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession as the foundation of all healthcare. So, see and work closely together with her/him to maximize benefit of medical care. ...Read more

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My husband has had flu like symptoms for 3 days. Been treating it with thermaflu today he has developed a red rash with brownish black center.?

My husband has had flu like symptoms for 3 days.  Been treating it with thermaflu   today he has developed a red  rash with brownish black center.?

Rash; flu: Is the rash spread widely over his body or localized to a patch? Does it look like scabs? He may have chickenpox or developed shingles (reactivated chickenpox virus) from the stress of the flu infection. Should see fp asap for evaluation & treatment to prevent possible pneumonia or pain from shingles. Did he have a flu shot this year? ...Read more

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I have coughed up green and now brownish-grey phlegm and have felt flu like symptoms for over a week, is it possibly pneumonia ?

I have coughed up green and now brownish-grey phlegm and have felt flu like symptoms for over a week, is it possibly pneumonia ?

Yes: Pneumonia is an infection of the lower respiratory tract and usually causes shortness of breath, fever and productive cough. Pneumonia produces unusual sounds that can be detected by a stethoscope and confirmed by a chest x-ray. Please consider seeing your health care provider. ...Read more

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Had flu-like symptoms (tiredness, mild ache) 2-3 days ago; that subsided but still intermittent cough w/thick yellow-brown phlegm. What should I do?

Had flu-like symptoms (tiredness, mild ache) 2-3 days ago; that subsided but still intermittent cough w/thick yellow-brown phlegm. What should I do?

Sounds viral: Drink plenty of fluids and get eight hours of sleep every night! Eat healthy and take some decongestant/ expectorant if allergy medicine does not help with coughing from Postnasal drip. See doctor if condition worsened, you may have a bacterial infection that requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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My urine has been foamy for a number months, I have abdominal pain frequently , and am currently developing flu like symptoms. Are these related?

See your doctor: Foamy urine can be a sign of protein in the urine and needs to be checked out. It's pretty easy for your doctor to test your urine for protein right in the office with a "dipstick" normally there is no protein in your urine. The list of things that can cause this is long but includes diabetes and inflammation of the kidneys as well as diseases that cause abnormal proteins to be made in your body. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex on ovulation periods came only 2 days ffg day had spotting,back pain,not feeling hungry,cramps,hot urine,flu like symptoms,pregnant?

Unprotected sex on ovulation periods came only 2 days ffg day had spotting,back pain,not feeling hungry,cramps,hot urine,flu like symptoms,pregnant?

Pregnancy test: If you have any concerns, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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2 month late period for first time.No stress or STD. Had stomach flu like symptoms. Neg. urine test. Full boobs adom. Pressure.What could be wrong?

2 month late period for first time.No stress or STD. Had stomach flu like symptoms. Neg. urine test. Full boobs adom. Pressure.What could be wrong?

Late period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hello, I have RLQ pain and Disdended abd x4 days. Had flu like symptoms for one month. Had a C-section 3 mo ago. Thought it was appendicitis, had a CT that did not show appendix. Swollen lymph nodes in abd were shown, labs ok, blood in urine. Horrible nau

Hello, I have RLQ pain and Disdended abd x4 days. Had flu like symptoms for one month. Had a C-section 3 mo ago. Thought it was appendicitis, had a CT that did not show appendix. Swollen lymph nodes in abd were shown, labs ok, blood in urine. Horrible nau

Mesenteric adenitis: It is when someone has inflammation in the abdomen with swollen lymph nodes. It takes time to recover. Recommend rest. If you are able to tolerate food, walk, urinate without issues.. supportive care is the best strategy. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and lots of water are best recourse for your malady ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms and feel sick in my stomach what could it be?

I have flu like symptoms and feel sick in my stomach what could it be?

Could be flu or not: It's normal to be concerned about your health, and to worry why you feel bad. The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease & even stress. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. Whatever the cause, you're appropriately anxious about it and should seek help from a doctor. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms and a red circular rash on my bicept?

I have flu like symptoms and a red circular rash on my bicept?

Cannot diagnose: And would need much more info. Depending upon where you live this is compatible with lyme disease. My advice would be to see a doctor asap and have this rash examined. Good luck, . ...Read more

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How common is toxoplasmosis in humans from a cat? Cats tested positive for coccidiosis now I have flu like symptoms and fever.

How common is toxoplasmosis in humans from a cat? Cats tested positive for coccidiosis now I have flu like symptoms and fever.

See below: It would be more common for you to have cat scratch fever than the two you mention. However your symptoms are non specific and could be viral and not related at all to your cat only your physician can find out which it is. ...Read more

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What causes you to have flu like symptoms and feel ill a few days to a week before your menstral cycle?

What causes you to have flu like symptoms and feel ill a few days to a week before your menstral cycle?

Likely unrelated: Your symptoms are most likely unrelated to your menstrual cycle. It is possible you have a respiratory virus if you are having flu-like symptoms. If rest and plenty of fluids do not make you feel better within a couple days, you might consider visiting the doctor. Could also be hormonal rhinitis? Or allergies. ...Read more

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How come I have flu like symptoms and pain inside my stomach 2 days after sex?

How come I have flu like symptoms and pain inside my stomach 2 days after sex?

Abdominal infection?: Any of several problems could do this -- appendicitis, other intestinal problem, or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, fallopian tube infection). PID is an STD, usually due to gonorrhea or chlamydia, but of course only if at risk for STDs (e.g. new partner, partner with other partners, etc). No matter what the cause, this needs medical care ASAP -- especially urgent if any fever. Get care today. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms and itchy skin all over...I suffer from eczema in patches but this itching is different its all over and I am getting hives..

Likely allergic : Urticaria or allergy causing itching all over with wattery nasal discharge & even feeling warm but an immunological reaction from your eczema; systemic reaction is posible. Get an allergist to see you. ...Read more

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Is there a risk of getting a brain eating amoeba from a hot tub at a hotel or swimming pool? I have flu like symptoms and i'm scared it's the start.

Is there a risk of getting a brain eating amoeba from a hot tub at a hotel or swimming pool? I have flu like symptoms and i'm scared it's the start.

The risk would be: Incredibly low. See that you suffer from anxiety and have behavior therapy. If you have consistent fears of this nature - discuss addressing this with cognitive behavioral therapy with your provider. Take care. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms and am itchy all over my legs. So much so, im bleeding from itching. Can this just be really bad allergies?

I have flu like symptoms and am itchy all over my legs. So much so, im bleeding from itching. Can this just be really bad allergies?

Itching and a cold: It is not unusual to see itching and rashes, such as hives, in association with viral infections. This is thought to be due to the transient development of circulating immune complexes, an amalgam of antibodies and viral particles which form as the body fights back and clears the infection. These complexes can trigger the release of chemicals, such as histamine, causing itching, not an allergy. ...Read more

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Flu-like symptoms and fever for over 2 weeks, what to do?

Flu-like symptoms and fever for over 2 weeks, what to do?

Needs to see MD: You have been running fever for two weeks and it is not better.I would advice to make an appointment with your doctor and have it checked, you may be having complications of flu like sinusitis, pneumonia etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have flu like symptoms after surgery?

What does it mean if you have flu like symptoms after surgery?

How long after???: These symptoms may be from the chemicals used to induce sleep and provide pain relief. If it was general anesthesia, there are even a few more possibilities. Give it a couple days and if not better, call your doctor. ...Read more

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