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Physical Characteristic Physical Characteristic Urine Characteristic
Blood in the urine: Blood in the urine (hematuria) can either be seen with the naked eye (this would be called gross hematuria) or it can be detected on laboratory tetsing - urine dipstick testing and microscopic analysis - this is called microscopic hematuria (or microhematuria). While there are many causes of both situations, a patient would need evaluation to rule out life threatening issues like cancer. ...Read more
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
Drinking urine: That seems like a highly unusual desire. I see no value in that and would refrain from it. Bacterial cross contamination would be an issue ...Read more
Drug testing: Depends on company...Some do.Get a more detailed answer ›
I went in for a physical and they said i have small trace of blood in my urine and should i be worried?
What is/are the specific compound(s) that give normal, fresh, concentrated urine its characteristic odour?
Ehhh,...?: The urine color, odor, and consistency is mainly derived from the food and drink you have. If you eat healthy, then you have the urine you apparently are asking about. When you notice that your urine has changed color, or there's a strange odor wafting up from the toilet, the cause might be something as harmless as what you had for dinner (which could have included beets or asparagus). It also might be a sign of a more serious condition, such as an infection ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sons urine leaves pink stains on one specific toilet in our house, but not the others. Should I be concerned or do you think it's just that toilet?
Least of worries: If you are being physically abused you need desperately to remove yourself from that situation before you are severely injured or killed, something which happens regularly. Cloudy urine is not likely to be due to your being abused. Please contact a local women's shelter and get yourself away from this situation. ...Read more
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