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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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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

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

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Taking Thyronorm 25 mcg tablet for hypothyroid ( TSH 5.5) after taking my urine output decreased why?

Taking  Thyronorm  25  mcg  tablet for hypothyroid (  TSH  5.5) after taking my urine output decreased why?

There is: no "connection" I know of between your thyroid replacement treatment and your urine output! Hope this is helpful and that I understand your question! Dr Z ...Read more

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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.

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.

Little too fast.: Those numbers would suggest that your thyroid is running a little bit too fast. Depending on the presence or absence of symptoms of a fast thyroid, you may need an adjustment in your medication. ...Read more

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Swelling and discolored hands and foot, veins that swell and shrink, redish/purple dots, yellow foamy urine, swollen lymphnoid, I do have hypothyroids?

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

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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?

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

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Can GI cancers cause strong urine odor?

Can GI cancers cause strong urine odor?

Not likely: That would be a new one i've never heard before. Things that commonly cause urine to smell include certain foods (asparagus and garlic) as well as infection. Also a fistula between the bladder and colon could cause this. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes urine odor in older peoples clothing?

What causes urine odor in older peoples clothing?

Varies: Sometimes incontinence. Possibly not bathing as often or changing clothes as often for some. ...Read more

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Cloudy urine, odor & pain. Is this probably an infection?

Cloudy urine, odor & pain. Is this probably an infection?

Yes: Cloudy urine, with an unusual odor and pain upon urination signal probable urinary tract infection. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I control the urine odor from incontinence after a stroke?

How can I control the urine odor from  incontinence after a stroke?

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

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I have a dropped bladder and use pads. What can I do to prevent the urine odor?

I have a dropped bladder and use pads. What can I do to prevent the urine odor?

Change frequently.: Best option, is treat the cause, corrective surgery for urinary incontinence is the best option, and a low risk procedure . See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had urine odor for a while now. What should I do?

I have had urine odor for a while now. What should I do?

Hydration: It could be something you ate (asparagus?), dehydration or an infection. Increase your fluid intake. If the symptoms don't improve or if you start having pain, fever...See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What foods help prevent urine odor?

What foods help prevent urine odor?

Dilution: Certain foods (such as asparagus) can cause odors in urine. There are no specific foods that "prevent" urine from being malodorous other than water (by dilution. ...Read more

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I've blood in my urine that causes strong urine odor ?

I've blood in my urine that causes strong urine odor ?

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

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Can probiotics cause cloudry urine and bad urine odor ?

Can probiotics cause cloudry urine and bad urine odor ?

That's infection : No, cloudy urine with a foul smell is caused by infection until proven otherwise. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of urine odor on a wheelchair?

What can I do to get rid of urine odor on a wheelchair?

Vinegar & water: Use a mixture of 1 part white vinegar with 2 parts water and use a spray bottle to cover area well. Wait 5 minutes and wipe off with a terry cloth towel. May repeat as needed. Usually removes urine smell (except for cat urine!) well, and is harmless. ...Read more

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I leak and have strong urine odor, is there a problem I can fix?

I leak and have strong urine odor, is there a problem I can fix?

Maybe: Perhaps, the first thing i'd do is to rule urinary tract infection. This can be simply done in any doctor's office. There may be other issues, such as urinary incontinence that can cause leakage. A vaginal infection (if you are female) may sometimes contribute to your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more