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Why does my antibiotic make my urine yellow?

The color, odor and consistency of urine can be differ and can reveal what you've been eating, how much drinking and what diseases you have, so change of the color is usually something completely ...
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If I drink a lot of alcohol, will my urine be flammable?

The liver breaks down about 90% of alcohol consumed, with only about 5% excreted in the urine. To become combustible, the ethanol concentration in urine would have to approach 50% at room temperature, ...
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Is it safe to drink urine when you have nothing else to drink?

If you are in a no-other-liquid situation then not, it's not safe to drink. The problem is that your urine is a way to remove superfluous minerals and other stuff from the body. The body's job, ...
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Is dry urine sterile?

Urine is not sterile, not while in the bladder and certainly not when it comes out. Contrary to dogma that urine is sterile in the absence of a clinical urinary tract infection (UTI); our research ...
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Why does my antibiotic make my urine yellow?

The anti-biotic could possibly be having an antidiuretic effect. This reduces the amount of water in urine, and so the natural yellow hue is intensified. There is a definition of an antidiuretic at ...
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What exactly are the health risks of using public swimming pools?

"Surely there are more risks" well, you could drown. You could be assaulted or filmed in the change room. You could get dry skin from exposure to the water or the compounds in it - when I swam daily ...
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Blood in urine without seeing it...?

Yes. what you are describing sounds like microscopic hematuria (1). Sometimes red blood cells(RBC) are not numerous enough to be visible in urine. Yet, when tested, RBCs are detected. (1) http://www....
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What's the mechanism of urinating?

The act of urination goes like this (Visible Body): Micturition, or urination, is the act of emptying the bladder. When the bladder is full of urine, stretch receptors in the bladder wall ...
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What does it mean for a medication to be "hard for the liver" or "hard on the kidneys"?

"Hard on the liver or kidneys" means that the medication is making this organ work harder, damaging it or so potent that the medication is harder to rid from the body. Thinking about the liver: ...
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Is the Zimnitsky Urine Test used in the West at all? What tests are used instead?

So far, I could not find evidence that the Zimnitsky test is applied in exactly the same way in western countries. The urine specific gravity is a parameter that is assessed during urine analysis. ...
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How to deal with dehydrating medicine

Excessive urination (more than 3 liters of urine per day) is medically called polyuria. Causes include: Excessive drinking Taking diuretic pills Diabetes mellitus Diabetes insipidus due to various ...
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Different names for eGFR measurement

The eGFR is calculated differently based on several factors, including sex and race. So there are different calculation formulas based on male vs female, and African American vs Caucasian. There are ...
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What's the mechanism of urinating?

There's no extra muscle involved - it's like squeezing an almost-empty toothpaste tube to get the last bits of toothpaste out.
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Is the Zimnitsky Urine Test used in the West at all? What tests are used instead?

For diabetes, it is important to control glucose levels. This can easily be done (to a varying degree of accuracy) by checking the urine for glucose. Urine tests were once the main type of testing ...
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Sterile urine, but UTIs?

Urine is sterile when in the bladder. You have bacteria in the urethra (which goes from bladder to outside). When urinating, you usually wash out the patogens in the urethra, but some can still ...
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What can cause foamy urine other than protein?

Source: Bel Marra Health Proteinuria: This is a condition in which protein is released in the urine in high amounts. Protein is normally released in the urine but in small amounts. When these ...
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