Your Urine!

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TokJoe@TokJoeOfficial
A simple urine test.

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WHAT WAS THE COLOUR OF YOUR URINE JUST NOW? CAN’T REMEMBER? GO AND FIND OUT NOW, AND COME BACK.

WAS IT YELLOW? OR GREEN?

FIND OUT WHAT THE COLOUR MEANS.

17 April 2017

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Back in May 2014, I wrote this:

ONE DAY, AFTER A WEEK OR SO IN THE PHILIPPINES  ON HOLIDAY, I SAW RED!

No, I didn’t get angry. I saw RED in the toilet bowl! I was urinating red liquid!

In Feb 2015, I was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. After hospitalization (3 times!) and tests, I was operated on in the same year. That 4th hospitalization removed most of the prostate and I am now normal.

Star

Ask Dr G

Published: Sunday July 20, 2014 MYT 7:20:00 AM
Updated: Sunday July 20, 2014 MYT 7:24:50 AM

Red alert

The presence of fresh blood in the urine should raise the red alert immediately!

I recently received a letter from a reader.

“Dear Dr G,

I am a 46-year-old woman and hope you can help me.

I am overall healthy, but have a lifetime bad habit of smoking.

I have been rather bothered by some toilet issues.

I have encountered blood in the urine in the past three months.

The bleeding is mixed with the urine and occasionally, I also noted some clots.

The good news is the blood in the urine is not associated with any pain.

I was hoping the bleeding would go away after it stopped one month ago, unfortunately, the bleeding started again lately.

Should I be worried?

Jenny 

The presence of fresh blood in the urine should raise the red alert immediately! In medical schools, most of us were taught: “Painless blood in the urine is equal cancer unless proven otherwise!”

Ironically, most sufferers would assume the lack of pain is a blessing.

On the contrary, painful urination is commonly associated with benign causes such as stones or infections; and the painless bloody urine is usually associated with cancers.

The presence of blood in the urine is called haematuria.

Although the presence of redness in the urine can be frightening; occasionally, the causes may be non-bleeding related etiologies such as food dyes, medications or foodstuff like beetroots or rhubarb.

The verification of blood in the urine is important before further investigations. This can be carried out with microscopy or dipstix of the urine.

The vast majority of cases of blood in the urine are benign, including bloody enlarged prostate or even strenuous exercise.

Serious causes of blood in the urine can be caused by kidney damage or cancer arising from the bladder, kidneys or prostate.

The most definitive mode of investigation is cystoscopy. This involves the insertion of a flexible digital camera (Small one, of course!) in to the urethra.

Such investigation can determine the presence of the commonest malignant cause of painless haematuria: bladder cancer.

In 2011, nearly 70,000 people were diagnosed in the USA with bladder cancer and almost 15,000 will die from the disease. Without a doubt, cigarette smoking is the most important risk factor for bladder cancer.

Read more:

http://www.thestar.com.my/Opinion/Online-Exclusive/Ask-Dr-G/Profile/Articles/2014/07/20/Red-alert/

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Free Malaysia Today

If your pee could talk, this is what it would tell you

May 31, 2014

So, what exactly is your pee trying to say? Find out in the infographic below.

140523_HW_Pee-story (2)

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/leisure/2014/05/31/if-your-pee-could-talk-this-is-what-it-would-tell-you-health/

ONE DAY, AFTER A WEEK OR SO IN THE PHILIPPINES  ON HOLIDAY, I SAW RED!

No, I didn’t get angry. I saw RED in the toilet bowl! I was urinating red liquid!

Straightaway, I went to my PC and googled red urine.

What did I find out?

This was what I found out from the Mayo Clinic article:

Red or pink urine

Despite its alarming appearance, red urine isn’t necessarily serious. Red or pink urine may be caused by:

  • Blood. Factors that can cause urinary blood (hematuria) include urinary tract infections, enlarged prostate, cancerous and noncancerous tumors, kidney cysts, long-distance running, and kidney or bladder stones.
  • Foods. Beets, blackberries and rhubarb can turn urine red or pink.
  • Medications. Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane), an antibiotic often used to treat tuberculosis, can turn urine red — as can phenazopyridine (Pyridium), a drug that numbs urinary tract discomfort, and laxatives containing senna.
  • Toxins. Chronic lead or mercury poisoning can cause urine to turn red.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urine-color/basics/causes/con-20032831

Self diagnosis:

I decided that it could be prostrate, given my age then (63) and my good health. But no doctor yet. They want tests and money. Then they want more tests and more money. They would probably come to the same diagnosis.

“Wife, what have you heard to be a good solution to an enlarged prostrate?”

“Cranberry juice,” replied the fount of much wisdom.

I googled cranberry juice for prostrate.

Found it:

Foods to Eat and Avoid for Enlarged Prostate

 Prostate Diet Treatment – Cranberry juice for prostate is very effective, especially in case of those men who are suffering from prostatitis.

Aha, here it was, the answer!

Cranberry juice for prostate is very effective, especially in case of those men who are suffering from prostatitis. It prevents infections, by flushing the bacteria out of the bladder. It also acidifies the urine, so that urethritis and other prostrate problems can be avoided. Cranberry juice contains anti-cancer properties and therefore, it can prevent prostate cancer.

http://www.diethealthclub.com/health-issues-and-diet/prostate-disorders/diet.html

Off I went to several supermarkets, to survey what were available, prices, etc..

Only one brand is consistently available.

The 1 litre container costs RM12.50-12.70 at Tesco. It works out to be the cheapest.

Drink 2 tablespoons once in the morning and once before bedtime.

And drink less coffee!

Result: No red urine, smooth flow.

MOTTO: CRANBERRY JUICE TWICE A DAY KEEPS RED URINE AWAY!

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