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What is the definition or description of: heavy metals panel with cadmium random urine?

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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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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Every time i drink coffee my urine has a strong odor like metal. Why is that?

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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Why does my urine smell like metal?

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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Are there any studies to confirm or debunk the efficacy of urine and/ or hair testing for heavy metals?

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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Why does your urine smell like metal?

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

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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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?

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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My husband's urine has become rather cloudy and strong smelling. He doesn't have any pain when he urinates or anything like that though. What's wrong?

My husband's urine has become rather cloudy and strong smelling. He doesn't have any pain when he urinates or anything like that though. What's wrong?

Depends: This could be something as simple as being dehydrated or he could be taking dietary supplements like vitamins which could also do this. If he is eating a diet high in certain vegetables like asparagus or brussle sprouts, his urine will smell strong but, of course he could still have an infection. He needs a urinalaysis to rule out this possibility. Have him see his doc. ...Read more

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