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What are the specific signs of blood in the urine?

What are the specific signs of blood in the urine?

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 (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 want to drink urine of my wife,will be any problem in my physical?

I want to drink urine of my wife,will be any problem  in my physical?

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

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I went in for a physical and they said i have small trace of blood in my urine and should i be worried?

I went in for a physical and they said i have small trace of blood in my urine and should i be worried?

Abnormal: Blood in the urine is abnormal. It is not something that requires worry, but is something that deserves an evaluation by the doctor. ...Read more

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They would do insurance physical on me do you think they will check my urine?

They would do insurance physical on me do you think they will check my urine?

They could.: It really varies. Some employers and insurance physicals have them do a urine test looking for sugar, protein, blood. Others don't. It's best just to ask if you'll be having to give a urine sample. ...Read more

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What is/are the specific compound(s) that give normal, fresh, concentrated urine its characteristic odour?

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 more

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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?

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?

Likely toilet: If it only happens with 1 specific toilet then likely that toilet. Collect urine in a container to make sure it's clear and have your doctor check him and do a urinalysis. All the best. ...Read more

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Do they check your urine in a sports physical ?

Do they check your urine in a sports physical ?

A sports physical: usually does not include checking your urine. If you there are concerns (for example an infection or banned substance use) that come up during the physical then your doctor may decide to include this. ...Read more

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Can I get cloudy urine due to being physically abused?

Can I get cloudy urine due to being physically abused?

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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Will they check my urine 4 drugs at this sports physical ?

Will they check my urine 4 drugs at this sports physical ?

Unlikely: Generally the only urine testing done is to check for protein, nitrites, blood, glucose, leukocytes, and specific gravity. A sports physical for the collegiate level may include drug testing. ...Read more