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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
Diagnosed with kidney cncr and had a partial nephrectomy 6 days ago sent home with jp drain and catheter if they find urine in my drain what's next?
Producing urine?: Get to urologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Elderly patient has blocked bladder. catheter not helping. what options are there to drain urine, what to do?
Suprapubic catheter: Check out http://www.webmd.com/cancer/bladder-cancer/tc/suprapubic-catheter-care-topic-overview for info on suprapubic catheter that can be used to drain bladder when urethra is obstructed. Discuss goals of care w/patient assuming has decision making capacity. If demented, may try to pull out catheter. What's underlying diagnosis & health/condition. Perhaps palliative care & hospice is appropriate ...Read more
I have a ureteral stricture that will be resected later this month. I have had a neph tube since April of this year and had it changed out in July. Currently, the urine from my drain bag has a distinct sulfur smell. The urine from my bladder, however, has
Easy: Rinse your bag with water . Add one teaspoon of Clorox or any bleach to the bag. Do this daily. Voila! No sulfur odor, Or very little . ...Read more
I notice brown slimey urine coming from my drain. a drain was left in my belly. i had a kidney remove . have a crossed fused ectopic. what could it be?
I had pcnl 6 days back. Tubes for drain and urine removed today. Still my urine is reddish and something is feeling as passed while urinating.Pls.Guid?
Possibly normal: Some bleeding after a pcnl up to a week could be normal, and/or you could be passing what doctors call "gravel" (small debris of stones). Talk to the urologist who did the pcnl and he or she would be able to confirm that for you. ...Read more
I have problem with my urinary system every hour my urine tank get filled and need to drain out, especially at night times what's my problem help me?
Lap & open appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Still feel pain in lower center abdomen when urinates. Drain & catheter used. Urine test shows no UTI. Reasons?
Normal: There are a variety of aches and pains that come and go during the recovery period of a traumatic event such as an abdominal operation. These will eventually fade away in the coming 6-8 weeks. May have some residual. Also very common to become fatigued easily for weeks to months, but there is high variability of this. You can always check with your surgeon as well. Hope this helps! ...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
Dehydrated or UTI: Foods (asparagus) can do it. If you get dehydrated, your body concentrates your urine to preserve water. This can make it smell strong. Drinking more water will reverse it. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can also change the odor. You may also have burning or pain, frequent urges, fever, or back pain with a uti. If drinking more doesn't help and you have any of these symptoms, get urine checked. ...Read more