Doctor insights on:
Diagnosed with epididymitis, prescribed ciprofloxacin, symptoms seem to clear up within days, but urine sample had no abnormalities. What now?
Continue Ciproflox: Men can have epididymitis and a normal urine sample at the same time. Finishing your full course of ciprofloxacin as prescribed by your doc is important. Also seing your doctor in follow up is important. If not already, you could discuss with your doctor if there is any apparent cause for the epididymitis. Sometimes a semen culture is beneficial in shedding more light regarding cause. ...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
I have triple the normal urine cortisol.no tumors. Lower than normal white blood cells. Is there a way to treat these abnormalities?
Triple too high: do a Decadeon suppression test. Take 2 mg a day for 2 days, collect unemotional the second day, it should be very low ...Read more
I am experiencing burping, mucus in stool and abnormal urine stream. My burps taste minty and my urine smells like penicillin. I am not taking penicillin, what could cause these abnormalities.?
See a doctor: Most likely no single health problem is causing all these symptoms. Strong urine odor usually means dehydration, i.e. not taking in enough fluids. Other symptoms may be irritable bowel syndrome. Best to see a doctor and stop trying to figure it out on your own or through online resources. Good luck! ...Read more
Urinalysis: When urine is tested in the office it is usually tested with a dipstick that changes color and gives us an indication of whether or not there is infection or other changes, Other tests include Microscopy/ Culture and Sensitivity. These tests tell us what type of cells there are, what organism causes the infection and what antibiotics it is sensitive to ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abbreviations : The abbreviations are as follows: M= microscopic (they'll have a look at the cells in your sample); C=culture (they'll put some urine on a blood-agar culture dish which feeds & grows any bacteria present); S=sensitivity (they'll add antibiotics to the edges of the culture plate to see which antibiotics kill the bacteria) ...Read more
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
I am a 27 year old female. My partner mention I have a very powerful / strong urine flow when he hears me in the toilet. Is this ab normal to have a s?
See remark: Thank your lucky stars for having a powerful stream !! this is normal . Congratulate your partner for having good hearing.If it disturbs him,get him a good ear-muff best in good health ...Read more
Epis: this means epithelial cells [epis]in the urinalysis normal is 0-4 , 3 types renal tubular[in the kideny] transiitional[in the bladder] and squamus[vaginal lioning and near opening of urethra, usually can mean bladder infection or inflamation or even cancer if alot , kideny disease would show more renal tubalar ...Read more
Mostly water.: Urine is 95% water. The remaining constituents, in order of decreasing concentration are: urea, chloride, sodium, potassium, creatinine, & other dissolved ions, inorganic and organic compounds. The kidneys make the urine, first by filtering the blood, then by adding waste products and extracting essential compounds. ...Read more
White vs clear: Typically the color of your urine tells us about your hydration status. I am assuming you mean clear in color when you say white - if it is white and cannot see through it well, please go see someone right away, but if you mean it looks more like 7UP or Sprite, that means you are typically well hydrated, the more dark yellow your urine looks, the more dehydrated you likely are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly water...: Urine is 95% water. The remaining constituents, in order of decreasing concentration are: urea, chloride, sodium, potassium, creatinine, & other dissolved ions, inorganic and organic compounds. The kidneys make the urine, first by filtering the blood, then by adding waste products and extracting essential compounds. ...Read more