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Why does my urine smell like coffee?

Why does my urine smell like coffee?

A person’s urine can indicate a lot about their health. Changes in the smell of urine most often reflect a person’s diet, but medications, pregnancy, and some medical conditions can also affect the odor and color of urine. The kidneys produce urine, and the urinary system helps the body to remove waste and regulate the […]

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Why does my urine smell like fish?

Why does my urine smell like fish?

The smell of urine often changes based on a person’s diet or fluid intake. However, a strong fishy odor may be the first sign of a severe medical issue. If fishy-smelling urine is the only symptom, a person may want to wait for a couple of days to see if it clears up. If other […]

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Nine causes of white particles in urine

Nine causes of white particles in urine

Healthy urine is faint yellow and clear or free from any specks. Some conditions can cause white particles in the urine or make it appear cloudy. Pregnancy and urinary tract infections are common causes of urinary changes, but many other conditions can cause similar symptoms. In this article, we look at what causes white particles […]

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What causes bladder pressure?

What causes bladder pressure?

A person usually feels the urge to urinate several times a day. Pressure in the bladder causes this feeling, which should disappear after a person urinates. However, some people experience this pressure constantly, and it may feel like an ache. This is not normal and is likely caused by interstitial cystitis. This condition is sometimes […]

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Why does my urine smell sweet?

Why does my urine smell sweet?

Urine may smell sweet if it contains extra glucose, which is a type of sugar. Diabetes is a common causes of this, but the smell of someone’s urine can also change for other reasons. Urine can reveal a lot about someone’s health. So while it might feel strange to discuss the odor of urine with […]

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What causes Bence Jones protein in urine?

What causes Bence Jones protein in urine?

A Bence Jones protein urine test is one of several tests used to diagnose a type of blood cancer known as multiple myeloma. Between 50 and 80 percent of people with multiple myeloma will have Bence Jones protein in their urine. It is also linked to cancers of the lymphatic system. The Bence Jones protein […]

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Why might urination happen during intercourse?

Why might urination happen during intercourse?

It is possible for women to urinate during sex. During sex, pressure can be put on the bladder by the penis, fingers, or another object. This is because the bladder in a woman’s body is close to the vagina and clitoris. As a result, prodding the bladder in some way during sex is a relatively […]

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What can you do about mucus in urine?

What can you do about mucus in urine?

Mucus is a slimy substance produced by membranes and glands to lubricate and protect certain parts of the body. Mucus coats and protects the urinary tract, so some mucus in the urine is normal. But too much mucus, or mucus that has changed in color or consistency, can signify an underlying condition that may need […]

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Coping with urinary incontinence

Coping with urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a common and sometimes embarrassing condition. So, we have put together some strategies that should improve your symptoms and help you cope with the day-to-day challenges of urinary incontinence. Steps can be taken to alleviate symptoms of urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence affects millions of men and women of all ages. It is […]

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Urinary hesitancy: Causes in men and women

Urinary hesitancy: Causes in men and women

Urinary hesitation is when a person has trouble starting or maintaining a urine stream. While urinary hesitancy is most common in older men due to an enlarged prostate, it can happen to both men and women of any age. Anyone who experiences symptoms of urinary hesitancy should speak to a doctor who can rule out […]