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Metal Smelling 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.
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
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.
I'm taking metronidazole and clindanycin. Is it abnormal that my urine become tea color? I drink few waters bec. If this metalic taste
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???
I suffer from lower back pain and my urine/period blood has a strong smell of metal and I sometimes taste metal in my mouth, is their anything wrong?
See your physician: I recommend you see your primary doctor and have him run tests
My urine smells like rotten eggs and sulphur. My sweat & my breath smells the same. Ppl say my breath smells like metal. No uti, diabetes, or STD.?
Jumped 3 weeks ago and sustained some mod/severe head trauma. Now experiencing extreme fatigue, metal mouth, dark urine, hasn't poop for 4 days?
Recommendation: You definitely need to go to Doctor or even ER for proper evaluation. So far complete rest, please.
Epis: This means epithelial cells [epis]in the urinalysis normal is 0-4, 3 types renal tubular[in the kideny] transiitional[in the bladder] and squamus[vaginal lioning and near opening of urethra, usually can mean bladder infection or inflamation or even cancer if alot, kideny disease would show more renal tubalar
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer