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Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

My name is Marilyn Baker, and I have horrible allergies. I’m 42 years old and have been suffering from allergies since I was a child. I have seasonal and environmental allergies. Allergies plague me year round. When I was young, my parents even moved to a dryer area in the hope of helping me. Over the past eight years, I have done extensive research both through doctors and online. I have managed to come up with some combinations that have helped me a great deal. My allergies aren’t gone, but they have become manageable. I do have to have allergy shots, but I also use some natural remedies. I am happy to be able to share my findings with you here on my blog. I hope you can find some of this of value.

Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

Do You Seem To Be Urinating Blood? How To Tell If The Situation Requires An Emergency Visit Or Just A Urogynecologist

by Clifton Davidson

It is a scary thing when you find that your urine suddenly seems to be the wrong color. A lot of different things can determine urine color (e.g., the amount of water you have consumed vs. how dehydrated you are). However, when your urine suddenly goes from yellowish to dark yellow-orange or even cranberry red, you might be really worried because there are only so many things that can cause your urine to turn those colors. After you rule out your period, ladies, you may begin to wonder what is happening. Here is a little more information on what can cause your urine to change color and how to tell if you need to go to the emergency room or you just need to see a doctor  of urogynecology right away.

Pain and Fever Accompany the Dark/Bloody Urine

If you have intense pain and/or a bad fever along with the dark or bloody urine, that requires an emergency room visit. These three symptoms together could signal a kidney stone that is trying to pass but cannot, or an infection in your bladder. Either way, you may need help to blast large kidney stones into smaller, passable ones or you may need antibiotics, pain reliever and fever-reducing medications. While you could get all of those from a urogynecologist, you may not be able to get in to see this specialist without a referral from your general physician (and usually/only if your general physician thinks you should see the urogynecologist).

Constant Need to Urinate and the Urine Gets Darker

A constant need to urinate accompanied by ever-darkening urine may indicate a urinary tract infection (which are very common in women because of their short ureters), kidney infection, or bladder infection. A burning sensation may accompany urination too, especially with urinary tract infections. Since this does not happen with every woman, you may not be able to tell what kind of infection it is. If your general physician prescribes a round of antibiotics and you just finished the doses or the medicine did not seem to have any effect, then you may want to ask your general physician for a referral to a urogynecologist.

No Pain or Accompanying Symptoms of Any Kind

If you can wait to see the urogynecologist because there are no accompanying symptoms of any kind, that is when you should choose to do so. While it may be terrifying in the meantime, if there are no other serious indications of a more serious problem, then you can see the urogynecologist at his or her earliest available time. (This may be a few days beyond when you might see a doctor for a more serious situation, or it may be a week or more.)