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    My urine smells really sweet now for a couple of days,I have no excess discharge or burning when I pass urine what might it be?





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    Im sorry i cant help u with ur problem, but i do have the same thing but its been like this for a very long time now. I dont think it could be much of a problem but obviously i would like to know what it is and why its happening if anyone knows what it is it would be very helpful

    I am 82 years old and have a urine retention problem.  For the last five years I have had to insert a catheter into my penis every day to drain off excess urine.  It is very painful and every four to five weeks I have an infection.  Is there anything I can do to stop the infections or even more to stop having to use the catheter daily. I can't go on doing this - it seems a no win situation. Can you help please?





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    I'm a 41 year old male and everytime after i go to the toilet to pass water no matter how much i try and get rid of any excess urine i always leak a small bit into my pants. It obviously leaves a small wet patch which smells after a bit. Any advice please ?





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    i have been suffering with stomach/lower abdomen pains, major bloating i look 9 months pregnant, for nearly 6 months, increased urination, blood in the urine, quite alot of urine infections, they think my urethra is not wide enough meaning that im not letting all the urine out, there for the old urine is stayin inside causing infection - what causes this to happen? and should i undergo the surgery suggested.





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    I I'm 65years old I suffer with inconteance I have had hystrostmy and overs removed I'm wee in little Sparta with sting pain with bit off blood in it

    when I go for a pee I dribble after I have finished

    I have halved my size in the last year and a half. I now have excess skin at the top of my arms, legs, and stomach etc. Due to my weight loss, I now have excess skin , I now have folds in my skin, which is extremely sore and painful. Can I get any help with my excess skin? I'm in more pain now due to rashes and sores in my folds of skin that I was before I started loosing my excess weight. I have gone from wearing a ladies size 28, to wearing 18 -20 and still continue on the right road.





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    Hi there well done for your weight loss,i'm the same as you and have lost 11 stone in 8 months and now i'm in a size 16 to 18 close, which is good. I have applied through my Dr for help with getting the excess skin removed which is about 3 and a half stone. But sadly i have been turned down for NHS help due for there is no funding. I'm disabled and i have been told if i want it removed i will have to pay for it myself, sadly i don't have that kind of money. So sadly for me the excess skin has to stay. Good luck

    I have a urine infection and I bed wet. After a bit of urine passed I start to get pains in parts below and that's when I wake up and need to clean myself. I also wash my bottom. My urine is dark and painful. I sit up for a while with no clothes to see my vagina cos that's itchy alot. My labia sticks out about 1.5cm





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    Hi i'm 21. 3weeks ago i had pyelonephritis. when i went to the doctor for follow up, the test showed that there was no bacteria and that the wbc in the urine had decreased considerably but then after 2 days i went back for the urine test and this time there was presence of bacteria in the urine plus an increase in the wbc in the urine. the doc said it's probably from a vaginal yeast infection since the culture test showed that presence of bacteria was clinically insignificant and that it commonly occurs after use of antibiotics. it's been three days now since i've taken the fluconazole pill for the yeast infection and i can still see that my urine is a bit cloudy and a bit oily with pointy things in it that look like small bubbles. so now i'm getting worried. does anyone have any idea if the urine is weird and may indicate another underlying problem???





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    when my vagina hurts, I know that I should pass urine. My urine is a light yellow. I feel that my vagina is sore inside. I drink plenty of drinks in the day, water, diet coke and the odd capuccino. This problem has just occurred in the last 2 weeks. I do not have a burning pain when passing urine. I am 53 yrs of age.





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    Could it be thrush?

    Hi, im 36 years old,iv got burning and stinging sensation after i wee and also blood in urine i have this symptoms for the last 3 weeks,and iregular period, i had 2 urine tets and swob test but the results came normal, 3 weeks ago when those symptomes apeared the GP gave me 2 types of antibiotics for urine infectioms but didnt work. please heeeeeeeeeeeeelp! thank you n





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    Hi i'm 17 and a girl. I have a lot of excess hair on my tummy, back etc. I also get excess sweating and have small breasts. I'm wondering if this is an imbalance in hormones and if theres something I can take to even it out ? or if it's something else? please help as i'm so self conscious of it all the time :(





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    For a couple of days now my urine has a very sweet smell to it.it's not stinging when I pass and no excess discharge.what might it be?

    By your comments, I have come to the conclusion that you are uncircumcised. Not only that, but you also mentioned "when the skin is tight and dry..." If you cannot retract your foreskin fully, you are likely to have what's termed as a phimosis, which is a tight foreskin. This, in turn, can make it more difficult to get rid of any excess urine that is left after going to the loo, which, in turn, can irritate the glans and inner foreskin. I had this problem for a number of years, but I simply wash twice a day, with warm, soapy water and use a sheet of paper when I go to the loo. It's not always practical to use toilet paper, if you're at a urinal or such like, but as long as you remove the excess most of the time, it should ease off. Another factor is your diet. I'm not clued up on that side of things, but a change in your diet could make your urine less irritating. All the above is what I've been told by GP's and clinicians, for my own problem. However, you may have a different problem, so it's wise to see your GP. If you're embarrassed to talk about it, I've found it's always easier to use technical terms, like "glans" and so on, but that's just me. Don't forget, your GP has seen tons of stuff, they are there to do a job, which is to diagnose and treat your illness, so it's nothing to be embarrassed about mate! Good luck!

    I am 19 and for about two years i have been having reacuring urine infections. It hurts only in the morning when i go to the toilet, it burns and hardly any urine comes out. My urine is very dark and smells but only in the morning. Throughout the day my urine is near enough clear. Is there anything i can do to stop this?





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    Your dehydrated . Drink more water and have lots if antioxidants ie cranberry juice .. You will find your pee is clear all the time..

    Basically noticed some black ground pepper like specs in my urine the day after I started taking vit c and iron. This normal? I herd when you have an excess of vits in your body you urinate out the extra





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    its quite embarrassing i have excess hair on my face back and chest. Also my vagina secretes a clear liquid that isnt urine. Its so embarrassing i just cant function normally and have 2 keep changing my underwear.





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    I am marcellin . my daugther is 10 years old .we can't control the way she urine in bed . before she got to bed at 9pm , she use the toilet after 3hours i get her up to use the toilet again , at 5am i do it again , but nothing change she still urine in bed . she urine in bed evry day . i just not know what to do . I need the help . she can't get sleep with a freind because she thing she got urine to here freind is bed . thank you





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    Sounds like a urine infection.Have just been to the dr today.Have one myself.Was told there are all sorts of things,going on in my urine.On tablets to sort it out.Just take a urine sample to your dr,they test it.thats all that will happen.Best to go as it only gets worse.

    im prone to urine infections...well mine occur every 4-5 months, but by the sound of it you do have a urine infection and its a stingy sensation when peeing but when you need to pee you dont actually pee out alot! if you go to the doctors and do a urine sample they would give you some antibiotics...but in future to prevent this from happening i would pee after sex and drink lots of cranberry juice as this actually helps prevent urine infections! hope this helped x

    I have halved my size in the last year and a half. I now have excess skin at the top of my arms, legs, and stomach etc. Due to my weight loss, I now have excess skin , I now have folds in my skin, which is extremely sore and painful. Can I get any help with my excess skin? I'm in more pain now due to rashes and sores in my folds of skin that I was before I started loosing my excess weight. I have gone from wearing a ladies size 28, to wearing 18 -20 and still continue on the right road.





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    no ive been treated over the years for this and urine infections its to do with the fact my urine pipe closes and the stretching dose nothing to help i dont understand the pain on passing urine as when i regularly have this checked for infection it shows up clear

    Hi, I'm a 29 years old healthy female. Since the age of 16 I have been having problems with many urine infections and pain when passing urine. I have not had a urine infection for two year now but I have a constant problem with pain when passing urine. It burns when I'm passing urine and it's very painful. The colour of the urine is normal, it's light and clear. I have spoken with many different GP's over the years about my problem. They have all tested my urin for infection but I been told that there is no infection. The pain get's worst if I get cold and after sex. I can not swim in a pool or in the sea as It's gets extremely painful to pass urine after. It helps a bit when I drink cranberry juice and a lot of water ( I drink at least 1,5 to 2 liters of water every day). It is very difficult to live with the contsant pain for years and I'm not getting any help from my GP as they just tell me it's no infection. Thank you!





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    I have exactly the same! It comes when ive rode a bike too! its so horrible, I wake up some nights at 4am and just cant pee so im up for hours trying. The pain of needing to go and not being able to is so horrible! Im 20 years old and dont think i should be having this pain!

    Go to the doctor and get some antibiotics called norfloxacin 400mg 6 day course , you'll notice pressure off within hours !!

    Hi I'm 17 and i have been suffering with excess bodily hair most of my life. it runs in my family but it makes me feel self conscious and i hate it. the problem is that i have excess hair all over my stomach, breasts and back, i tried shaving it, but it doesnt last long.Is there any solutions that would help get rid of the excess hair without shaving or a lot of money being spent?





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    are you sure its urine? next time it happens get some on your finger and smell it (sorry that sounds gross) but if it doesnt smell like urine and instead smells almost buttery or not at all then its not urine. its called squirting or female ejaculation - you'd be surprised at how many women actively TRY to do it, its very popular with men. also if you find that once its happened you feel like you've orgasmed, kind of relaxed and a bit flushed then yeah you're squirting. if it *is* urine then i suspect that your pelvic floor muscles need strengthening - you can easily look up how to do that on the net and you can also buy weights to help.

    Hi my names Sarah and im 19, recently it was very painfull when i passed urine and i noticed my urine was an unpleasant smell..also im urinating a lot more and my urine is cloudy at time but not each time i go to the toilet. This has all started happening a few days ago. What could have caused this? and what is it?





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    If you are uncomfortable, it's always a good idea to check it out with a doctor. Also, at the pharmacy you can buy a kit to check your urine for infection, so you can be sure you're not going to the doctor for no reason. In the mean time, make sure you drink 8 cups of water or more per day to help your body flush things out. I've also heard many great things about cranberry juice for urinary problems. When in doubt, check it out!

    Hi I`m 24yrs old I have had excess sweating since I can remember, I sweat everywhere to under my harms to the back of my knees even my neck sweats I go red in face I suffer with hot flushes, my feet sweat and stink, its so embarrassing I`m not able to shake people`s hands or raise my hand for that matter. My excess sweating is taking over my life, my Docter doesn't seem to want to do any think. I have never been able to get a job because of my excess sweating. :(





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    Hi Rebecca, I myelf suffer from this. I am just a guy at university who is trying to make something of myself but with this issue have been turned away from job to job and I feel like giving up. it seems easier to go on benefits which is sadly frowned apon, only adding to the stress of my life. I try to apply for jobs where its cold, but being selective in this economy is the best way of not getting a job. I didn't spend years at uni and college and school to be stunned into a job that has good aircon. I hope you find a cure, I found the only thing that works for me is to stop eating. in fact I didn't eat for 5 days and felt the cold like I had never. I am always hot too ? I heard that I could be insensitive to gluten and thus that causes me to get hot, so the stopping eating may have cleared my gluten levels, im not sure. I would say to get tested for it but the tests are awful and very inaccurate, instead just cut it out for a month and see if there is a difference. also sage is good for women who sweat, pro banthine bromide tablets are good but with horrific side effects, i.e cant speak and have red eyes all day , even with eye drops. good luck

    help i have had urine infection after urine infection i went to my doctor and they said that it could be because i was using tampons when having my periods i got really bad periods where i was vomitting and was in bed for days unwell i finally got the contraceptive injection and now dont get periods but my urine infections are still coming i have been to a+e about 3 times because i was in agony and had blood in my urine i am contantly getting them its getting to the point i hate going to the doctors and just take painkillers ..i am sexually active i have been checked for bacterial infection and there is nothing there it reiouns my life and it makes very run down constantly





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    So its not just me!! I get them that often I have got used to it, I'm on medication (strong) for other probs so I leave it till it smells bad as I'm sue my doc thinks I'm a hypocondreac, I'm now immune to most of the antibiotics, I have an operation in two wks so I shall nip to the docs thiswk for some antibiotic, n my op is for a prolapse bladder, I can tell you, if I went to see them on here they wud be gob smacked on the amount of tabs I'm on, and none of my tabs are related to the bladder infection, I'm at my wits end with wats going on with me ATM, getting sent from pillar to post NHS has a lot to answer to, if they just listen to you it wouldn't happen, so they will send u for that test I think, had it done mt self and nothing to worry about

    My daughter had a c-section 2 years ago, and she has put weight on, but is now starting to loose it. She asked to Dr if there was anything that could be done about the excess skin and his reply was loose weight, well won't that add to the excess skin? She has to wear a size bigger than needed in clothes to "tuck" the excess skin in! She's only 20! Someone must know what can be done





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    I have a similar problem, I became very large around my belly when I was pregnant and she was a big baby, I had an emergency c-section aswell but now have an overhang where the scar is and saggy skin and belly button. I'm 23 and plan on having another one but I'm so worried about how my stomachs will then look. It gets painful where the waist line of my trousers sits on my belly and I get in the top part of my stomach after wearing things like leggings from where they've sank into my belly. My partner isn't bothered by It but I'm so self confident about it, it's almost like I still have baby pouch but she's now 2 years old :( My gp sent me to physio and told me to do Pilates as my stomach muscles tore and needed to bring them together, which is now sorted, but the problem is the overhang :(

    Hi I am having trouble with urine smell from my porses my hold body smell like urine sometime I can smell like cat urine when I get out of the shower I can smell urine so the problem is coming from inside of my body out though my porses help all tests come back Okay Help





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    I had sex last night I had had blood in my sperm..... A few hours later I noticed my urine being a dark colour in which my urine has Neva been this dark, for the whole day every time I've checked my urine it's stil like a dark yellow kinda brown, can I have some advise should I go hospital...





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    Hello, I was just wondering if your GPS has considered polycystic ovaries syndrome. I have suffered from this for 15 years and didn't put on excess weight until after child birth but have always suffered with excess hair and have just been put on metformin to try and help my symptoms also spironlactone can help with excess hair. It will not cure it but will hopefully help the symptoms. I only wish I could have been put on this when I was 20. I have never heard of cold weather causing excessive hair. I wish you luck with your daughter and hope she gets some answers soon.

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