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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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My 5 year old has strep throat and has had 2 blood clots come up out of throat. Could this be associated with the throat infection? He did not cough t

My 5 year old has strep throat and has had 2 blood clots come up out of throat. Could this be associated with the throat infection? He did not cough t

Blood clots: It is possible that there is some bleeding from the inflammation from the strep, or even some bleeding from the nose can drip down and cause blood clots. Unless it is prolonged or persistent; it probably goes with the strep. ...Read more

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How many days should my husband take Ampicillin for his Strep throat infection? Its 500mg.

How many days should my husband take Ampicillin for his Strep throat infection? Its 500mg.

10 Days +: A minimum of 10 days is a good rule of thumb but it assumes his response is good. Need physician to be sure of good response. Change of drug sometimes required. Antibiotic should be continued several days beyond cure but not less than 10 days total. ...Read more

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What can I do for strep throat infection and rash all over?

What can I do for strep throat infection and rash all over?

Antibiotics: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Hello, 6 years old girl have been through a throat infection , so she took amoxicillin but her urine turned dark (cola colored ) what is the cause ??

Hello, 6 years old girl have been through a throat infection , so she took amoxicillin  but her urine turned dark (cola colored ) what is the cause ??

Dr. can check today: Dark, cola-colored urine after a strep throat infection means a trip to the doctor today. Strep throat and strep skin infections can cause kidney damage, which is a bad problem sometimes, but is a self-resolving disorder most of the time (resolves over several weeks). The doctor will order blood tests and urine tests, and will keep an eye on the high blood pressure and water retention. ...Read more

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Can you get strep throat infection on your vagina?

Can you get strep throat infection on your vagina?

Actually yes: The strep germ can find its way to other body areas. It is not uncommon to get a perianal strep infection so it is not impossible to have a vaginal strep infection.... ...Read more

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Can strep throat infection be transmitted via oral sex or vaginal intercourse?

Can strep throat infection be transmitted via oral sex or vaginal intercourse?

Yes: Since the strep bacteria infect mucosal tissues, you certainly can spread it via oral contact if someone has an untreated infection. Get yourselves better and then enjoy! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Michaels
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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more


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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more