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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

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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I was told a normal urine analysis would show trichomonas because the parasite can be viewed in the urine under the microscope they use.Correct?

I was told  a normal urine analysis would show trichomonas because the parasite can be viewed in the urine under the microscope they use.Correct?

Depends: It would likely show up on a full urinalysis if it included microscopy.In many clinical settings that step is omitted, since currently available chemical strips can identify most issues without the extra equipment or needed training.If you suspect an issue be sure to relay that information to the doc so they will look for it. ...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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I have a burning sensation when ejaculate at the tip. But I'm not sexually active haven't been for a few months. I recently had stool sample an a urine test done for my job. The urine sample was giving for to see if parasites or Infections. Everything wa

I have a burning sensation when ejaculate at the tip. But I'm not sexually active haven't been for a few months. I recently had stool sample an a urine test done for my job. The urine sample  was giving for to see if parasites or Infections. Everything wa

Seek treatment...: Burning with ejaculation can sometimes be an infection of a sexually transmitted infection such as Chlamydia. The tests for Chlamydia aren't perfect and it can be missed by a urine test. Even if you haven't recently been sexually active, the infection could be from an encounter months ago. You might consider having it treated just to be sure. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is the normal human urine's color? Mine is a bit dark yellow. Do I have problem? And if yes, what is that?

What is the normal human urine's color? Mine is a bit dark yellow. Do I have problem? And if yes, what is that?

Urine: Urine color changes based on foods you have eaten or not eaten and how much fluids you are ingesting. You are normal. ...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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Will human chorionic gonadotropin still be present in the urine 2 months after I had a baby and am breastfeeding?

Will human chorionic gonadotropin still be present in the urine 2 months after I had a baby and am breastfeeding?

Declines in 2 month: Hcg declines within 2days to 2 mths of dilivery if still persists it should be evaluated for trophoblastic disorders ...Read more

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Are parasites contagious from human to human?

Depends: There are many kinds of parasites. Most are not transmitted from person to person, but some are. Giardiasis and amebiasis can be transmitted from person to person, usually during sex when there is oral-fecal or oral-anal contact. Pinworms are easily transmitted within households, especially among children. Skin parasites such as scabies and crab lice are also transmitted from person to person. ...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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What are some of the symptoms of parasites such as tapeworms and other types of worm parasites in humans?

Some asymptomatic: Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, symptoms of malabsorption, itching around the anus and other symptoms may occur, but sometimes you may have none. ...Read more

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How easy are parasites transferred from dogs to humans? I pet a bunch of strays in Jamaica, and now I'm sick and paranoid.

How easy are parasites transferred from dogs to humans? I pet a bunch of strays in Jamaica,  and now I'm sick and paranoid.

It is from stool: This means you have to eat it or put fecal contaminated objects into your mouth. This also means certain soils contaminated with ova (eggs) or parasites. If you only petted a stray and are a good hand washer then your risk is low. Dogs (especially strays) in developing countries can be dangerous for various reasons so be cautious in the future. If having intestinal problems get your stool tested ...Read more