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I have brown urine. Drinking lots of water. Weightlifting 3 times a week. What could this be? Increased dark urine after I exercise.

I have  brown urine. Drinking lots of water. Weightlifting 3 times a week. What could this be? Increased dark urine after I exercise.

Probably myoglobinur: Many possible explanations here, including supplements that discolor urine, other causes of renal injury, dehydration, bleeding in kidney OR increased muscle breakdown and excretion in urine. Only the first would be trivial. You need to stop exercising and get your renal function and urine analysed by a doctor to be sure. The best thing you are doing is hydrating...keep that up. Get well ...Read more

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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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Morning blood test show sodium normal, pm blood tests sodium low 130. No excessive drinking & urine volume low until early am bladder is full. Ideas?

Morning blood test show sodium normal, pm blood tests sodium low 130. No excessive drinking & urine volume low until early am bladder is full. Ideas?

Probably normal: Officially normal sodium (Na) is 135-145 mEq/L. "Low 130s" implies your might be something like 131-134, right? Exact Na level varies pretty widely over the course of the day, and this amount of variation probably is entirely normal. If you have no other evidence of heart, kidney, or liver disease, this probably is nothing to worry about. If you do have such problems, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having a urodynamic testing done monday, doing a urine/drinking log for 3 days, can I drink alcohol; a beer or glass of wine tonight?

I'm having a urodynamic testing done monday, doing a urine/drinking log  for 3 days, can I drink alcohol; a beer or glass of wine tonight?

Go ahead: 12 oz of beer with normal alcohol content or a glass of wine will not interfere with your uds on monday. In fact you could do the same sunday evening. Cheers. ...Read more

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Long ago woman advised to drink cow urine for menopause, was it safe? Still worried

Long ago woman advised to drink cow urine for menopause, was it safe? Still worried

Not very: I think you might be thinking about horse urine, which is what the drug Premarin (conjugated estrogens) (pregnant mare urine) used to be made from. Drinking urine may not be dangerous but there's no good reason to do it. Pregnant animal urine will contain some level of estrogen but you'd never know how much. There are much better and safer ways to get estrogen and it shouldn't be taken without progestin for most women. ...Read more

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What amount water can I drink to get my system clean for a urine drug test I have to take tomorrow?

What amount water can I drink to get my system clean for a urine drug test I have to take tomorrow?

You can't: The vast majority of drugs are metabolized by the liver, and while some of the metabolites are excreted in urine, they are not cleared in any quantity that way. Test kits now almost all test for the level of dilution in the urine, looking for people who are drinking excessive amounts of water to try to "beat" tests. A low specific gravity or creatinine level from high water intake invalidates test ...Read more

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I did one line of cocaine on Sunday 12/18 morning at about 1:30 am. I was drinking it was & have never done it before. I have a urine drug test Tuesday at 7 am. It would be about 53 hrs since I did the line. Is it likely I will pass? I am 5'9/170lbs

I did one line of cocaine on Sunday 12/18 morning at about 1:30 am. I was drinking it was & have never done it before. I have a urine drug test Tuesday at 7 am. It would be about 53 hrs since I did the line. Is it likely I will pass? I am 5'9/170lbs

Likely: Cocaine has a short half life and you are likely to pass the test. Please note that alcohol and cocaine is a dangerous combination and can kill due to heart arrhythmia. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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

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I took a drug screen and it came back diluted. I did not tamper with the test by drinking a lot of water and wondered if my creatinine levels are low and if so what can I do to increase the levels in my urine.?

I took a drug screen and it came back diluted. I  did not tamper with the test by drinking a lot of water and wondered if my creatinine levels are low and if so what can I do to increase the levels in my urine.?

See your pcp: Verifying that a urine sample is "human urine" includes checking the temperature, ph, specific gravity and concentration of creatinine. Disease states can cause an exceptionally low creatinine level so having your pcp do further tests is of value. The creatinine concentration tested for is rather wide and permits a quite low level as normal. So if you are lower it is worth looking into. ...Read more

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I'm on felony dwi probation.Took drug and alcohol urine test last month, they said i failed for alcohol.I 100% didn't drink!now i'm probably going to be revoked and go to jail.What can I do about this?There is no way I should have failed it.How accurate a

Depends on test: If the test they did was a urine ethyl glucuronide (etg) or ethyl sulfide (es), the federal government (samhsa) has said this particular test is too sensitive to things like breathing in the fumes of skin sanitizers like purell or alcohol in mouthwashes. They state that it should not be used for forensic (legal) purposes. If you don't have a lawyer, get one. ...Read more

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I am a female, I have had blood in my urine the past few days. I dt take meds, drink, smoke or do drugs. Any ideas?

I am a female, I have had blood in my urine the past few days. I dt take meds, drink, smoke or do drugs. Any ideas?

Hematuria: Blood in the urine or hematuria might come from different reasons such as kidney stone, urinary tract infection, .. In many cases, no etiology is identified. However, hematuria might be a sign of serious diseases like bladder or kidney cancer. Hematuria has to be investigated by a urologist. ...Read more

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Can drinking chia seeds such as the drink made from "mama chia" cause a positive opiate result in a drug urine test? I read online that it can?

Can drinking chia seeds such as the drink made from "mama chia" cause a positive opiate result in a drug urine test? I read online that it can?

Saw that online too: But i can find no evidence for it from any scientific source. The chemicals found in the plant do not cross-react with opiate tests. I do not believe that it chia seeds can cause a false positive, but poppy seeds can cause a true positive for morphine. ...Read more

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I do drink soda and water but at the doctors office for a drug screen im almost getting sick to get urine in the cup after drinking a gallon of water?

I do drink soda and water but at the doctors office for a drug screen im almost getting sick to get urine in the cup after drinking a gallon of water?

Drug screens: Is there some reason you might be anxious about doing the urine test? For instance, if concerned about possible results, providing urine might be more difficult. Other possibilities also. ...Read more

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Took 1 percocet 4urticaria dermatitis allergy, was very painful. gave urine sample 2 Dr of at least 1yr. Nervous meds will be stopped am not drug user?

Took 1 percocet 4urticaria dermatitis allergy, was very painful. gave urine sample 2 Dr of at least 1yr. Nervous meds will be stopped am not drug user?

Percocet: I believe that your doctor's concern may not be as much as you being a drug use or not, but where did you get the percocet from?! It is a controlled substance and is prescribed for moderate to severe pain and the person for whom it is prescribed is not supposed to share it even with family members and certainly not with strangers. The person who gave it to you may also lose his/her ability to get. ...Read more

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If I have a drug test for marijuana, and I drink 2 mixed drinks of vodka will it show up in my urine test tomorrow?

If  I have a drug test for marijuana, and I drink 2 mixed drinks of vodka will it show up in my urine test tomorrow?

It depends on...: This depends on whether you have smoked or eaten marijuana, how much, how often and how recently. If you have not been using marijuana certainly vodka will not show up as marijuana. If using marijuana alcohol won't cover it up. If they are testing for marijuana they will not detect alcohol unless they test for it, but 2 drinks tonite should be out of your system by tomorrow. See comment: ...Read more

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If I used marijuana less than a month ago and I'm using a detox drink for a urine drug test and my menstrual cycle is on will my test be positive?

If I used marijuana less than a month ago and I'm using a detox drink for a urine drug test and my menstrual cycle is on will my test be positive?

Maybe: Marijuana stays in your hair follicles for far longer then the kidneys rate of excretion. In other words, your urine test may or may not be positive for marijuana depending on how long your body needs to excrete THC(marijuana) products. Your menstrual period has nothing to do with the rate of kidney excretion. ...Read more

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Will my creatinine level raise from taking anabolic steroids? And will drinking lots of water bring it down for my drug screen that uses urine dilute

Will my creatinine level raise from taking anabolic steroids? And will drinking lots of water bring it down for my drug screen that uses urine dilute

Both unlikely . . .: It's unlikely that anabolic steroids will affect your creatinine level, a measure of kidney function. Drinking water may decrease blood urea nitrogen (BUN) but not creatinine. Different drug screens test for different things. Most employers check for opioid abuse, not anabolic use, unlike sporting oversight groups. Unfortunately, there's no way to get stuff out of your system any faster or hide it ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to catch anything from drinking someone's urine?

Is it possible for you to catch anything from drinking someone's urine?

Potentially: Recommend against drinking urine. It can cause dehydration through sodium ; minerals in the urine. Any bacteria in the urethra can contaminate the urine (hence mid-stream urine samples). Additionally, breakdown products or elements of medications may be excreted in the urine. Under no circumstances should you drink another individual’s urine. ...Read more