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Urine Odor Hypothyroidism
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
Could high calcium in the blood and intake of levothyroxine for hypothyroid be cause of strong foul odor in urine? I drink ~3 6oz cups of water a day
Unlikely: Neither high calcium nor levo. Will cause foul odor. Most common cause of dark, strong urine is dehydration. You should be drinking minimum of 100 ounces of fluids/day or enough to keep urine color fairly clear, not only to help lower calcium but to prevent kidney stones. Other causes of foul urine are UTI and certain foods and meds. A urinalysis and culture can determine if UTI present. ...Read more
Taking Thyronorm 25 mcg tablet for hypothyroid (TSH 5.5) after taking my urine output decreased why?
23M, Hypothyroid. TSH now 0.005, T3 (liothyronine) 6.88 & T4 20.35. Urine Creatinine also 282. Taking Euthyrox 50mcg everyday. All reports seem normal. Please advice.
Swelling and discolored hands and foot, veins that swell and shrink, redish/purple dots, yellow foamy urine, swollen lymphnoid, I do have hypothyroids?
Get an exam: With these multiple symptoms, you need a comprehensive exam and good blood work up. Don't delay. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
Are there any treatments for hemophilia factor 8 or anything I should worry about? Nose bleeds a lot, hematuria in urine every, hypothyroid on meds
Yes: Yes there are specific treatments. Please see the doctor especially if actively bleeding. ...Read more
Being treated for hypothyroid after case of thyroiditis. TSH was 94+ at last check. Urine-protein, blood & bilirubin & creat 1.39. EGFR 45. Weight gain, blurry vision also. Ideas?
See doctor, now: You have a number of issues that need attention. A TSH of 94 warrants thyroid replacement treatment. A EGFR of 45 needs evaluation by a nephrologist. Your weight gain may be due to thyroid deficiency. Cannot comment on blurry vision without examining you. Please see your doctor at the earliest. ...Read more
Is it a problem?: Aside from looking into treatment for the incontinence itself, you can change incontinence pads often and practice good hygiene. Often people perceive the odor themselves as much more noticable than the prople around them. Talk with friends and family that you trust to be honest to determine if the odor is really a problem or not. ...Read more
Blood in urnine: You need to see your doc ASAP. He/she will let you know what is happening and help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
MSUD: Symptoms suggesting inborn error of metabolism of branched chain amino acids ...Read more
I live in an assisted living facility, and there is a real bad urine odor problem in one mans bathroom--what should they do for it?
Here are some. ..: Solutions include changing diaper soon after peeing & pooping, removing the soiled clothes soon after change, properly ventilating the room, daily bathing the patient, treating UTI, changing catheter timely, & judiciously spreading deodorants. In fact, these should be a part of standard care in such facility. ...Read more
Unlikely.: Urine is produced in the kidneys, travels down to the bladder in one direction, then out the urethra. Certain foods or medications that are ingested can impart odor to the urine, and a bladder infection can cause foul smelling urine, but bathing in a fluid will not enter the urinary system. ...Read more
Have you been diagnosed with maple syrup urine disease? This is a disease caused by an inability to metabolize certain amino acids. Urine & blood Amino Acid analysis makes diagnosis of this genetic disorder. If you have it, avoid certain foods to prevent brain damage. Avoiding leucine containing foods is the usual treatment. See
Possibly: But it does not matter. It is non toxic. ...Read more
Hygiene: If you are talking about usual urine odor that is present in some folks, I would suggest to exercise proper hygiene, to begin with. After each urine passage, you will need to wipe yourself from front to back, either using a wet hand or toilet tissue. If it is still the problem after you've done it, you will need to use more water (get in the shower) and rinse whatever remnants of urine are hiding. ...Read more