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I've been taking fish oil for about 6 mos 3 to 4g daily and tappered off now n then. recently i''ve seen oil in my urine n it smells like fiish oil?

I've been taking fish oil for about 6 mos 3 to 4g daily and tappered off now n then.  recently i''ve seen oil in my urine n it smells like fiish oil?

Fish Oil: It certainly could be trace amounts of omega -3 in the urine. It doesn't take much to smell "fishy". The benefits of taking fish oil are less clear than they used to be. I would recommend that you check with your doctor to see if fish oil is right for you. If it is right, I would purchase the highest grade, highly purified brand that is either of Icelandic or Norwegian origin. ...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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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications in case one is the cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Why does it look luke oil is in my urine? I've been using boric acid suppositories for almost 2 weeks and never saw this.

Why does it look luke oil is in my urine? I've been using boric acid suppositories for almost 2 weeks and never saw this.

Side effect: It is probably a side effect of long term use of boric acid. Why are you using that for so long anyways? Check with your doctor about alternative treatments for your condition. Boric acid can cause kidney damage. ...Read more

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Causes urine to seperate like oil?

Kidney disorders: You may possibly have an abnormal amount of protein (proteinuria) or fat (lipiduria) in your urine, which could indicate a disease process in your kidneys. This should be evaluated promptly by your physician. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Get urinalysis with a mid-stream catch
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Visit PCP or urologist
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Follow up with urologist
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Note other symptoms, related medical history
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Oil in urine?

Oil in urine?

Contam vr Kidney: Contamination with the use of creams or lubricants for sexual intercourse is possible. Other concerns are kidney disorders ( early stage nephrotic syndrome). ...Read more

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Is it possible to have oil in urine, or maybe there was just some oil droplets in the toilet bowl?

Likely later: In the very rare circumstance of lymph leakage into the urinary tract, one could see oil in urine, however, your second explanation is far more likely. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Go to your PCP have a complete exam urinalysis, a culture sensitivity.
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If all exams are normal, make a habit to drink a lot of water.
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Request regular urine checks to see if the blood in your urine persist
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Why does my daughter have orange oil droplets in her urine?

Oil In Urine: I would consider two things. First, eating certain oily fish can cause oil in urine and in bowel movements. Second, unusual things in urine might not be coming from the urinary tract, especially in female. This latter issue needs the expertise of a gynecologist. Bottom line here is this needs further investigation by either your primary care doctor or a gynecologist. ...Read more

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