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Dr. Evans Prieston
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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?

Dr. Evans Prieston
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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?

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

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Theres oil in my urine, backs of legs swell intermittently,and abdominal pain. No infection,and it fades every few months and comes right back. Help?

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Theres oil in my urine, backs of legs swell intermittently,and abdominal pain.  No infection,and it fades every few months and comes right back. Help?

Oil in urine: You are describing a kidney disease - likely nephrosis. Needs eval asap ...Read more

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Dr. Enrique Molina
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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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.

Dr. Enrique Molina
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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.

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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Dr. Ira Katz
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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I have what looks like shiny oil droplets in my urine....also stay swollen all over especially in feet and hands. What can cause this?

Dr. Ira Katz
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I have what looks like shiny oil droplets in my urine....also stay swollen all over especially in feet and hands. What can cause this?

Kidney: The answer is a lot of things. But with your history of high blood pressure kidney disease tops the list. Especially if the oily droplets in your urine foam up, it could be a sign of your body losing protein in the urine. This would be a start. But the list also includes thyroid disease, diabetes complications, heart disease, liver disease and others. You should get a full check up. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Ken Starnes
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Causes urine to seperate like oil?

Ken Starnes
Board Certified, General Practice
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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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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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When I look at my urine in the light it looks as though it has an oil residue floating on the surface. Is this normal! ?

Dr. Frank Kuitems
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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When I look at my urine in the light it looks as though it has an oil residue floating on the surface. Is this normal! ?

Unusual : this is unusual see MD or urologist for a evaluation ...Read more

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Oil in urine?

Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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Is it possible to have oil in urine, or maybe there was just some oil droplets in the toilet bowl?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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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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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
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Why does my daughter have orange oil droplets in her urine?

Dr. Fred McCurdy
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
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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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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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My urine looks like oil separated from water and has a strong garlic like odor but is clear. I drink between 2600-2800mL water per day.

Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My urine looks like oil separated from water and has a strong garlic like odor but is clear. I drink between 2600-2800mL water per day.

Urine: No matter how much you drink your urine should not have oil in it. I would have your doctor check a urine specimen. Also get your BP checked. ...Read more

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