Concentrated urine indicates the presence of more solutes with less water in the urine sample. The common solutes present in urine are sugar, salt, and proteins. Drinking water helps to make urine clear.
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My husband is type 2 diabetic, and he has not had a bowel movement for the past two days. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, My husband has not had a bowel movement in two days. His urine is close to brown. When he lays down, there is a pressure on his head. When he stands up, he is dizzy and off balance. He drank close to a gallon of water yesterday and did not have the bowel all day. He did go it once but,... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your predominant complaints are constipation, giddiness on standing and discoloration of urine. Let me explain each. In diabetes, constipation could be due to diabetic gastropathy, in which the movement of the intestine is slow. It does not, however, happen suddenl... Read Full »
I am not able to eat as I have a stomach ache and bloating. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, Last week, I took an Albendazole tablet for worms. This week, I had a burger. From yesterday, my stomach is upset. If I eat any food, my stomach begins to hurt. I am unable to eat anything, and this is causing me to feel bloated. My urine appears dark yellow and my lips are very dry. P... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This appears to be a case of acidity and gastritis, precipitated by oily and spicy food. You should avoid fatty, oily and spicy diet. Take a walk after your meal, instead of taking rest. Have multiple small meals instead of heavy meals. Have regular sleep habits and a... Read Full »
I urinate less in the morning as compared to later hours. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37 year old male. I have urination problem for the last six months. There is no urine build up in the morning hours. I am voiding only a small quantity of deep yellow colored concentrated urine with no pressure in the morning. After 2 hours of taking tea and water, I urinate fre... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most of your symptoms are normal. If bothered by frequent urination during sleep, then I suggest tablet Tolterodine 2 mg and tablet Tamsulosin 0.2 mg before going to bed for 14 days. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take treatment with consent.... Read Full »
My urine is foul-smelling and dark. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had every STD screen known to man and kidney function tests, my urine is foul smelling and dark. This has been an ongoing issue for a year and it has started to affect my life. I have tried everything. Antibiotics, hydration, douche, apple cider vinegar, AZO pills, yeast infect... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Foul smelling and dark urine is indicative of cystitis with highly concentrated urine. If there is no blood or hematuria then renal pathology is unlikely or calculus. You need to take at least 3 to 4 liters of water daily and foul smell is often vaginal and not in urin... Read Full »
What are the causes of urethral discomfort apart from UTI?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I was previously diagnosed with UTI for three to four times in the last two years. Now, I have a frequently occurring problem of itching and burning in my urethra about three to four times in a month. It stays for around 4 to 5 hours and slowly goes off after ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, drinking 8 liters of water a day will harm your kidneys. Bring it down to not more than 3 liters per day. All burning sensation in urethra is not due to UTI (urinary tract infection). So, the next time when you develop urethral discomfort, please do a urine ... Read Full »