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Is it possible to find parasites in human urine?

Is it possible to find parasites in human urine?

Parasites: Yes, but this depends upon what particular parasite you are referring to and where and how you acquired it. One of the more common is schistosoma hematobium, but not in palo alto. ...Read more

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Parasites (Definition)

Parasites require other living organisms for their own survival. Human parasites need substances from our bodies for survival and cannot live without contact with humans and sometimes other organisms.. They may live in the blood stream, organs. Under the skin or nails, etc. Some parasites live in our pets, in insects, on plants, etc., but none live independent of whatever ...Read more


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Would anything from pet cats eg. Parasites or from biting or scratching me; cause 5mth chronic severe flank pain & urine high wbc, protein, blood?

Would anything from pet cats eg. Parasites or from biting or scratching me; cause 5mth chronic severe flank pain & urine high wbc, protein, blood?

Need more info: This sounds like a very severe problem which needs urgent medical attention. Strongly suggest that if you are not seeing somebody regularly now, that you do so asap. ...Read more

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Is there any parasites or worms that cause chronic pain in flank/ kidney? Urine is high in wbc, protein & blood. Ct scan clear. Urologist puzzled.

Is there any parasites or worms that cause chronic pain in flank/ kidney? Urine is high in wbc, protein & blood. Ct scan clear. Urologist puzzled.

Very unlikely: Unless you live in a tropical climate the answer is absolutely no your urinalysis suggests kidney inflammation and you need to see a nephrologist and not a urologist. ...Read more

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How much urine can the human bladder hold?

How much urine can the human bladder hold?

Varies; 400-600mL.: There is, of course, a wide range. You can say that the average male bladder capacity is around 400-600ml, or 13-20 fluid ounces. This would be the volume voided after holding urine to the point of severe urgency. If the patient is under anesthesia and the bladder distended with water, the bladder can usually hold even more, around 1000ml or 33 fl. Oz. ...Read more

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How urine test is helpful in diagonising the health of a human?

How urine test is helpful in diagonising the health of a human?

Normal = encouraging: Sugar in urine sign of diabetes protein possible kidney disease. Bilirubin for jaundice/liver disease. Bacteria for bladder, kidney or prostate infection. White blood cells for infection. Blood for kidney or bladder tumor, kidney stone, uti, interstitial cystitis, etc.Ketones for starvation. Ph (urinary acidity or alkalinity) useful in stone & some metabolic disease.Thus simple test can b v useful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are human parasites detected?

Can you tell me how are human parasites detected?

Parasites: visually, stool sample analysis, testing blood for antibodies & sometimes radiologic imaging. ...Read more

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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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