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Why does my urine look oily? I have been sweaty today, and haven't drank a lot of water. Why would it be oily? I do drink alcohol on the weekends.

Why does my urine look oily? I have been sweaty today, and haven't drank a lot of water. Why would it be oily? I do drink alcohol on the weekends.

Maybe urinalysis: Not sure what "oily" urine means. Do you see blood, have burning or irritation, or have color change in your urine? Having your urine examined by urinalysis might be helpful. Your habits that you describe don't appear to be an issue, though. Hope that helps. ...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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What does it mean if your urine looks oily?

What does it mean if your urine looks oily?

Oily Urine: It is normal to have a certain amount of what appears to be an oily residue in your urine. If the amount appears to be substantial, or if your urine is also milky in color, you should be seen by your doctor for tests - it may indicate an infection or something more serious. Technically the oily substance is called chyle and can come from lymph nodes and suggest a bigger problem. Have it evaluated. ...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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Does drinking another person's urine (small amount) only once cause oily skin to drinker???

Does drinking another person's urine (small amount) only once cause oily skin to drinker???

Unlikely: Urophagia the consumption of urine is not known to cause oily skin. Go to a Doctor for acne treatment. The risks of drinking urine outweigh the benefits. ...Read more

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Why is my urine oily? Some days it is more oily and on some days less. It does not itch when I urinate.

Why is my urine oily? Some days it is more oily and on some days less. It does not itch when I urinate.

Here are some...: Clinically, you seem free of symptoms despite seeing oily urine. Now it's time to confirm what you saw with urine test. If urinalysis is normal and you're asymptomatic, clinically, you're all right with no need to worry about it. So, work closely with Dr. to clarify your concern and eliminate future unnecessary anxiety. Best wish... ...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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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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