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Dr. Alka Bhasin  - Nephrologist, Delhi

Dr. Alka Bhasin

MBBS, Fellowship in Nephrology and Transplantation

Nephrologist, Delhi

25 Years Experience  ·  1200 at clinic
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Dr. Alka Bhasin MBBS, Fellowship in Nephrology and Transplantation Nephrologist, Delhi
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Dr. Alka Bhasin is a popular Nephrologist in Saket, Delhi. She has been a practicing Nephrologist for 25 years. She is a qualified MBBS, Fellowship in Nephrology and Transplantation . You can consult Dr. Alka Bhasin at Saket City Hospital in Saket, Delhi. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Alka Bhasin on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Trinity College Dublin in Ireland - 1993
Fellowship in Nephrology and Transplantation - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia, PA, USA - 2001
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English
Hindi
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MRCP Ireland
American Society of Nephrology
Indian Society of Nephrology

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Strong Smelling Urine - 5 Common Reasons Behind it!

MBBS , DGO , FIMAS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Strong Smelling Urine - 5 Common Reasons Behind it!

Many people are embarrassed to talk about their urine colour or urine problem with anybody, including their doctor. But, what people always forget is that strong smelling urine and the change in the colour of the urine is a serious issue. Your urine colour directly tells you about your health, especially your inner body. So, without being embarrassed you should consult a doctor, if and when, you find foul odour in your urine. Following are some of the reasons for the causes of strong smelling urine.

  1. You are dehydrated: Urine is not supposed to leave odour. It should be odourless, but if you find strong smell in your urine, you should consult a doctor immediately. The most common reason of foul odour in your urine is dehydration. If the amount of water needed in your body is not enough then, there will be less water in your body as a result the waste products will not be diluted in water being more concentrated making the urine darker and more odour. But once you start drinking water, it should go normal. Normally, this kind of situations occur in early morning when your water intake is less or not at all. But drinking lot of water will solve this issue immediately.
  2. More alcohol or caffeine intake: If you are habituated to drink a lot of coffee then it may happen that you find strong smell of coffee in your urine. Although it is not very problematic yet it is healthy if you reduce the intake of coffee in your daily life in order to have a healthy digestive system. Not just coffee but even alcohol could be the reason of irregular or need to urinate a lot more than usual.
  3. Bacterial Infection: There could be bacterial infection or kidney infection which could lead to strong smell of urine. In order to ensure you should go to a doctor and get important tests done. Then the doctor can suggest treatment according to your results and if all the results are normal then you could be suggested to maintain a balanced diet on regular basis.
  4. Imbalanced Diet: The problem can sometimes come from the use of certain vitamins from imbalances in your diet. There are substances like nitrates and phosphates in the urine which can give dark colour and odour. You should always have a proper diet and follow it in order to have a healthy digestive system. Eating lot of garlic and onion can also bring odour in your urine.
  5. Diabetes: If you are diabetic, it may be possible that you find dark urine and odour in your urine. It indicates that your sugar level is not normal and gone much high than normal. If you are not diabetic then it may be a sign of diabetes so you should get diagnosed immediately with your doctor.

There are multiple causes of strong smelling urine but most of them could be cured easily if diagnosed immediately. But in order to avoid this issue it is better to be careful with your diet and drink a lot of water. At least three litres of water a day is an absolute necessity!

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I have 5 mm kidney stone. Please suggest me medicines and steps to follow in food to prevent this.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, FISPN & FISPN - Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatrician, Delhi
I have 5 mm kidney stone. Please suggest me medicines and steps to follow in food to prevent this.
Patient information leaflet on kidney stones. Having a kidney stone can be painful and distressing. Most stones pass out of the body without any treatment. But for those that don't, there are good treatments available. What are kidney stones? kidney stones are solid, stone-like lumps that can form in your kidneys. They are made from waste chemicals in your urine. Stones can also form in your bladder and the tubes that carry urine from your kidneys to your bladder (these are called ureters). Stones can stay in your kidneys without causing problems. But some might travel out of your body in the flow of urine. If they are very small, they can pass out of your body without you noticing. But larger ones can rub against the tubes or even get stuck. This can be extremely painful. There are four types of kidney stones? the most common type contains calcium. These stones are called calcium oxalate stones? uric acid stones form if there is too much uric acid in your urine. Uric acid is a waste product made when food is digested? struvite stones develop after a urinary infection, such as cystitis? cystine stones are caused by a rare inherited condition called cystinuria. It is important to know what kind of stone you have, as this will affect your treatment to prevent future stones. What are the symptoms? the main symptom is pain. This can be a dull ache in your back or side, or an extremely sharp, cramping pain. The pain usually comes on suddenly. It might spread down to your tummy or groin. You might also? feel sweaty or sick? be sick? find blood in your urine. This is caused by the stone rubbing against the walls of the ureter? need to urinate more often or feel a burning sensation when you urinate. Your doctor is likely to suspect you have a kidney stone if you have sudden, severe pain in your side and blood in your urine. You'll probably be sent to hospital for an x-ray. If you have a kidney stone, these tests may show how big the stone is and where it is stuck. If the x-ray does not show a kidney stone, you will probably have more tests to find out what's causing the pain. You may not get any symptoms with a kidney stone. You might find out you have one when you have an x-ray for another reason. What treatments work? stones that are less than 1 centimetre across often pass out of the body without any treatment. It can take two days to four weeks for this to happen. You can help the process along by drinking plenty of water to increase the flow of urine. You'll also need to take strong painkillers for the pain. If you have a stone stuck in a tube (ureter), your doctor might recommend taking a medicine called an alpha-blocker. This type of drug is often used to treat high blood pressure or symptoms of an enlarged prostate, but studies show it can also help stones to pass through the ureters faster. You'll probably be able to stay at home during this time, although you may need x-rays to check on the progress of the stone. Your doctor may ask you to catch the stone with a tea strainer or something similar as it comes out. This is so your doctor can see what type of stone you have. Knowing the type of stone will help them work out what you can do to prevent more stones. Surgical treatments larger stones and those that don't pass out of the body need treatment. All the following treatments work well? shock wave therapy uses shock waves to break up stones into small pieces that can pass out of the body. Many stones are dealt with this way and it avoids any operation. You might sit in a tub of water or lie on a table to have this treatment. You'll have a local anaesthetic to numb the area that's being treated. You may need several treatments to break up hard or large stones. The risk of side effects after this treatment is small. But you could get an infection in your kidney or a stone stuck in your ureter afterwards? you may need a minor operation if a stone in your kidney is large or in an awkward place. It's called a percutaneous nephrolithotomy (pcnl. You will have a general anaesthetic, so you will not be awake for the operation. You will probably have to stay in hospital. The doctor will make a small cut in your back and pass a needle and a very thin tube into your kidney to remove the stone. Like all operations, there can be problems (complications). The main ones are constipation and infections. Kidney stones? if the stone is stuck in a tube (ureter), you may have a ureteroscopy. You don't need any cuts made in your body for this, and you can probably go home the same day. You can have a local or general anaesthetic. The doctor feeds a long, thin wire up through your bladder and into the ureter to reach the stone. The doctor then either removes the stone or breaks it up with shock waves. This procedure works well, but it does have risks. In one study, about 1 out of 10 people who had this treatment had a damaged or torn ureter afterwards. What will happen to me? if you've had a kidney stone you have about a 1 in 2 chance of getting another one within five years to seven years. Your doctor can prescribe medicines to help stop you getting some types of stones. The type of medicine you get depends on the type of stone you've had. For example, you may need to take diuretics (water pills) to reduce calcium in your urine if your stone contained calcium. If you have too much uric acid in your urine you might be given a drug called allopurinol (the brand names are caplenal, cosuric, and zyloric). Your risk of getting more stones may also be affected by what you eat and drink. To reduce your risk, you can? drink more than two litres of water a day? eat a healthy diet, including calcium but not calcium supplements. Foods rich in calcium include milk and other dairy products, peas and beans, leafy green vegetables, nuts, and bony fish like sardines and salmon? avoid using lots of salt? eat more vegetables. Vegetables make the urine less acidic. If you've had a calcium oxalate stone, you may need to reduce the amount of oxalate in your diet. This means cutting down on chocolate, nuts, rhubarb, strawberries, spinach, coffee, and tea. But changes in diet don't work for everyone, and there is not a lot of evidence to show how well they work. So it's important to talk to your doctor before making big changes to what you eat.
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I have a problem of kidney stone. Stones passed through my urine. I feel there are more in my urine passage. What should I do? I do not want any operation.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Nephrologist, Noida
I have a problem of kidney stone. Stones passed through my urine. I feel there are more in my urine passage. What sho...
Hi lybrate-user, To be definite that you have stone in urine passage means in ureter or bladder you need investigation like ultrasound or more definitive is CT urogram. The stone which passes from urine you should send them to lab for analysis to know which type of stones are they. After both reports nephrologist can suggest some solutions.
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I am having pain in my waist after diagnosis it was found that I am having stone in my kidney, medicines are given to me but still there is pain, please suggest some instant solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am having pain in my waist after diagnosis it was found that I am having stone in my kidney, medicines are given to...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Lycopodium 30 ( 4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week. 2.Berberis Vulgaris Q ( 10 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert.
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UTI During Pregnancy - 4 Tips To Avoid It

MBBS, DGO, DNB - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
UTI During Pregnancy - 4 Tips To Avoid It

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is usually caused by inflammation or bacteria in the urinary tract. Pregnant mothers are most susceptible to this infection, especially after the sixth week and before the twenty fourth week of pregnancy. This usually happens due to the alterations that take place in the urinary tract during pregnancy.

Also, a growing uterus can block the urine drainage from this part of the body, leading to the accumulation of bacteria which causes infection. The symptoms are uncomfortable and even painful. These include pain and burning sensation, frequent urination, fever and chills. So how can you prevent UTI during pregnancy? we have a few tips for you!

  1. Hydration: The best thing you can do to both prevent and treat a urinary tract infection is to start drinking at least six to eight glasses of water in a day. Another good way to prevent and treat UTIs is with the help of cranberry juice which has powerful antioxidants that flush toxins out of your system effectively. You will, however, need to ensure that the cranberry juice is fresh and natural, without any sweeteners.
  2. Hygiene: Keeping yourself clean is one of the most important ways in which you can avoid UTI. It is best to clean from front to back, rather than the other way, so that you drive away bacteria and dirt. Also, make sure that you wash your private parts with warm water infused with a few drops of normal liquid antibacterial, so that you can be sure that the bacteria do not get a chance to thrive and affect your system. Also, remember to use soaps, washes and creams that have a mild formula, rather than a harsh chemical concoction. Hygiene for this area of the body includes keeping it dry.
  3. Diet: Your diet should have plenty of fluids and lemons or other citrus food that are rich in vitamin c, as this is a good vitamin to keep bacteria at bay. Also, you should eliminate sweet and refined products to ensure that you do not contract UTI. Other foods to avoid include caffeine and alcohol.
  4. Clothing: Wear airy and cotton based undergarments that are breathable and have a soft texture. This non abrasive type clothing can also help in keeping the area dry, so that bacteria does not get a chance to develop, as they typically need a damp environment for growth. Change your undergarments twice a day, if need be, and avoid wearing trousers and shorts that are too tight.

These tips and many others including urinating as soon as the urge sets in, can help in fighting the risk of contracting UTI during pregnancy. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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I am urinating 4 times in hour when I consume water normally I feel this is due to masturbation. But had urine test and abdomen scan 2 months before doctor said all are normal.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
I am urinating 4 times in hour when I consume water normally
I feel this is due to masturbation. But had urine test a...
It is not due to the habit. Please change you lifestyles and also avoid stimulants like tea and coffee. Also avoid tobacco and alcohol if you consume them. You can try Homeopathy which is safe and effective. You can contact me if interested.
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I am having kidney stone left side 13 mm pain never occur but right side in uterus 5 mm pains a lot I am taking berberis nd arnica montana30 and I am taking these medicine day before yesterday eve so I am so sacred how much time it will took to come out nd I want to know while passing stone pain ? Occurs please suggest me exercise or anything which helps me to recover faster . 5 mm quite painful . For painful what medicine I take? Nd diet also suggest me.

Felllow in Endourology, MCh Urology, MRCS, MS, MBBS
Urologist,
I am having kidney stone left side 13 mm pain never occur but right side in uterus 5 mm pains a lot I am taking berbe...
I think you mean that the 5 mm stone is in right ureter. Stones in ureter are the most painful ones. Stones inside kidneys cause pain only when they grow larger. Anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) are the best medicines for ureteric colic (pain due to ureteric stones). However, these are harmful to kidneys if taken for a long time. Another important group of medicines are alpha-bockers. These will dilate the ureter and expedite stone passage. Both these have to be used carefully after assessment of kidney function, allergies and other co-morbidities. However, these will give you complete pain relief.
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I am getting small air bubbles coming from inside from the urine point area while walking feeling irritation and it is serious problem, y will it will be coming I am observing from last 3 months while coming period before 1 week this has been started. What is the solution please tell me.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I am getting small air bubbles coming from inside from the urine point area while walking feeling irritation and it i...
Please Take plenty of water daily Take Chandnasav Syp 20 ml twice a day for 3 weeks Tab chndraprabha Vati 2 2 for 3 weeks Reconsult if needed
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My urine is pale yellow and it makes me pain very hard while peeing. please help me out I am having very much pain.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My urine is pale yellow and it makes me pain
very hard while peeing. please help me out I am having very much pain.
It could be due to concentrated urine because of inadequate water intake. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass daily). If symptoms still persist, get your urine examined for re/me and consult doctor.
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