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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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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

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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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What is the cause of oily urine ?

What is the cause of oily urine ?

?Oily?: Not sure what oily urine is. Possibly your "fluid" diet may have a relationship to the consistency of your urine. If it persists, have your urine evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is urine oily.

Urine Norms: Urine is not oily. If you feel your's is oily then you need to get to your family clinic. This is a very unique question and is not the norm for urine symptoms. ...Read more

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Why does my urine have an oily sheen?

Why does my urine have an oily sheen?

It could be from: The fatty foods or medicines u take, not enough water intake, kidney problems etc. See your dr for any concerns. ...Read more

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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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I have noticed black, oily droplets in my urine. What could be the cause? Should I go see a doctor? I

Yes see a doctor: The oily droplets could be sludge from kidney stones, or old blood from your bladder. I suggest having a urinalysis to see what this is. ...Read more

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