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What could dark yellow urine in babies mean?

What could dark yellow urine in babies mean?

Concentrated urine: Concentrated urine means that you need to hydrate more. In the baby, it means you should try to get them to take more fluids. Babies should only drink breast milk or formula, 24-32 ounces a day, if under 6 months. Up to 6 ounces of juice can be added at 6 months. That usually takes care of fluid requirements. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean if my infant's urine smells really bad?

What does it mean if my infant's urine smells really bad?

Possible infection: If your baby has a very strong odor to the urine, contact your pediatrician. This could be a sign of a urinary tract problem and might be serious. Watch for signs of fever, irritability, or pain. Keep the baby well hydrated. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to make my bladder stronger? (sometimes when i sneeze, i leak urine...Never pedictable)#nqlu I am overweight by 40lbs. Is weight a contributing factor to this problem? I've also had 3 babies...But have always had this issue.

Is there anything i can do to make my bladder stronger? (sometimes when i sneeze, i leak urine...Never pedictable)#nqlu I am overweight by 40lbs.  Is weight a contributing factor to this problem?  I've also had 3 babies...But have always had this issue.

It : It sounds like you most likely have stress urinary incontinence. This is generally secondary to weakening of the pelvic floor. Being overweight and bearing multiple children can both contribute to this issue. As a first line treatment, i generally recommend physical therapy with a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor strengthening techniques. Weight loss may also help with your problem. There are some off-label pharmaceuticals that have been approved for use in europe for stress urinary incontinence but none here in the states. Your final option would be surgery which can include various slings with and without prolapse repair if applicable. I would make a visit to a urologist to get the low down on these options. ...Read more

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Does being around cat urine dangerous for babies?

Does being around cat urine dangerous for babies?

Basic hygiene: Basic hygiene is needed for babies and adults alike. If the cats are urinating in a litter box and not spraying, keeping the baby away from the boxes should suffice. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cleanse vaginal area of infant for urine collection?

What is the best way to cleanse vaginal area of infant for urine collection?

Urine collection: Just simple soap and water before you apply a urine bag. If the purpose of the urine collection is other than a urinalysis, e.g., to rule out urinary infection, the best procedure should be a bladder catheterization performed by her doctor. ...Read more

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Infant 19 months sodium count in urine. 680 excessive urine?

Infant 19 months sodium count in urine. 680 excessive urine?

Urine and blood test: The amount of sodium in the urine is very variable. It depends on how much sodium you eat and how well hydrated you are. A better way to assess sodium would be to check urine and blood at the same time and do some calculations. ...Read more

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What homeopathic remedy works best for infant's urine infection?

What homeopathic remedy works best for infant's urine infection?

None: Urinary tract infection in infants can lead to very serious infections of the blood and spinal fluid and should be treated with IV antibiotics in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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My infant has decreased urine output and is teething. Is the decreased urine output something to be concerned with? He is eating and drinking normal.

My infant has decreased urine output and  is teething. Is the decreased urine output something to be concerned with? He is eating and drinking normal.

Yes: Decrease in urine output may indicate the start of dehydration. It is not often associated with teething. If your child is not having the same number of wet diapers, even though he is a happy child- at no time should it be dismissed as insignificant. ...Read more

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Are those intelligender and gendermaker urine test real? Is there real science behind it? What hormones are they detecting to determine the babies sex

Are those intelligender and gendermaker urine test real? Is there real science behind it? What hormones are they detecting to determine the babies sex

The companies: Don't reveal what the "science" behind the test is, but even the packaging states they're 50-50 accurate. Actually they're probably 100% accurate 50% of the time. Wait for your ultrasound. ...Read more