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Dr. Alok Agrawal
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
29 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: heavy metals panel with cadmium random urine?

Dr. Alok Agrawal
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
29 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: heavy metals panel with cadmium random urine?

More info: Random urine i think means a random spot urine test unlike 24 hour test. The name implies that heavy metal and cadmium are being checked in a random sample. I am not aware of such a test. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
31 years in practice
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Every time i drink coffee my urine has a strong odor like metal. Why is that?

Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
31 years in practice
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Every time i drink coffee my urine has a strong odor like metal. Why is that?

Caffeine : Caffeine is excreted unchanged in the urine. It has a very characteristic odor. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
35 years in practice
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Why does my urine smell like metal?

Dr. Tarek Naguib
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
35 years in practice
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Check what you ate: Usually it is due to food intake. For instance, asparagus could change smell of urine among other reasons like onion and garlic. Also, some medicines cause urine smell change like penicillin. Explore more the details of your intake. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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Are there any studies to confirm or debunk the efficacy of urine and/ or hair testing for heavy metals?

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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Are there any studies to confirm or debunk the efficacy of urine and/ or hair testing for heavy metals?

Many.: Depends upon the heavy metal. In general urine and blood levels are much more accurate and reliable than hair. Urine and blood levels are generally quite accurate. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Board Certified, Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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Why does your urine smell like metal?

Dr. Charlene Sojico
Board Certified, Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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Depends on what you: Eat or drink.Carbonated soda can cause a metallic smell, blood does too or infection of the kidneys. Would advise having yourself checked and drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
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Why does my urine smell like iron or metal?

Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
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Why does my urine smell like iron or metal?

May be infected: I can't be certain but it may be infected. You can ask your physicians to check the urine and get a urine culture. ...Read more

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Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
12 years in practice
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Im taking metronidazole and clindanycin. Is it abnormal that my urine become tea color? I drink few waters bec.If this metalic taste

Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
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Im taking metronidazole and clindanycin. Is it abnormal that my urine become tea color? I drink few waters bec.If this metalic taste

no,: You are probably not drinking enough and therefore, your urine is concentrated. This can cause it to have the tea color. It is best for you to hydrate, especially when taking antibiotics. This will help your system not only flush them but make you feel better as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I suffer from lower backache around the kidney area,my urine &period blood smells like metal and I suffer from fatigue. Is there anything wrong?

Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I suffer from lower backache around the kidney area,my urine &period blood smells like metal and I suffer from fatigue.  Is there anything wrong?

See a doctor: It's possible you may have an infection or kidney stone. Please see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
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I suffer from lower back pain, my urine and period blood has a strong smell of metal, I also taste metal in my mouth, is their anything wrong???

Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
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I suffer from lower back pain, my urine and period blood has a strong smell of metal, I also taste metal in my mouth, is their anything wrong???

Do you take Multivit: amin? Or Iron supplement? If not please check for Dental hygiene,UTI. and Anemia. ...Read more

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Dr. Tatyana Nudel
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15 years in practice
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