Human urine has been a useful tool of diagnosis since the earliest days of medicine. The color, density and smell of urine can reveal much about the state of our health. Here, for starters, are some of the things you can tell from the hue of your liquid excreta.
Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about urinary incontinence? Megan Tarr, MD, associate staff, Ob/Gyn and Women’s Health Institute, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at noon (ET). Take Back Control: Get Answers to Your Urinary Incontinence Questions Live Web Chat: noon (ET) … Read More
Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about urinary problems in children? Halima Janjua, MD, Center for Pediatric Nephrology, Children’s Hospital, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at noon (ET). From Bedwetting to Kidney Stones: Urinary Problems in Children Live Web Chat: noon (ET) … Read More
Circumcising newborn boys has health benefits that make the procedure worthwhile, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Academy’s new policy, issued in August, is based on evidence that circumcised males are less likely to get urinary tract infections, penile cancer and some sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. The 2012 policy makes a stronger case … Read More
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How can you tell if your child is suffering from a urniary tract infection? How can your infant communicate the pain he or she is experiencing? Your baby’s foul-smelling urine may be able to tell you something. A new Canadian study found a link between smelly urine and urinary tract infections in children. University of … Read More