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Michael Kaplan
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A promising new drug to treat Peyronie's disease is one step closer to being approved after successful phase 3 trial results.
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What does it mean if your urine is green or blue? #urology   #rainbow  
 
A #rainbow of urine from a hospital lab, photographed by laboratory scientist Heather West.

*The prismatic pee collection seen in this stunning photo took only a week to assemble for medical laboratory scientists at Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. *

None of the urine samples were treated with chemicals in the lab to change their hue, West said.

Here are some of the reasons for the pee shades:

Red: Blood is the most common cause of red urine, and is a definite health warning signal. More benignly, eating a lot of beets can turn your pee pink.

Orange: Dark-colored urine also points to health problems. Liver cancer can cause dark brown urine, containing excess bilirubin, a brownish pigment produced by the liver. A drug called phenazopyridine (Pyridium) created the bright orange urine seen in West's photograph.

Yellow: Dehydration may cause a dark yellow colored urine. Without enough water, a pigment called urochrome becomes more concentrated in urine. On the other hand, in hospitals, some patients on intravenous fluids are so hydrated they produce nearly colorless urine, West said. The cloudy, yellow urine in West's picture was caused by an infection. 

Green: Green urine usually flows from dilution of blue urine, as in West's image. Occasionally, a urinary tract infection may trigger green pee.

Blue: The rarest of all on the pee rainbow, blue urine often comes from chemicals and drugs given to patients. The No. 1 offender is a drug called methylene blue, used to treat carbon monoxide poisoning, and as a dye during surgery. It makes the blue and green urine seen in West's photograph. Genetic conditions that affect the breakdown of dietary nutrients can also cause blue urine. Even blue food dyes sometimes passes into pee.

Indigo and Violet: In this photo, the deep purple urine comes from a patient with kidney failure. Patients with catheters can develop a rare complication called "purple urine bag syndrome," linked to a urinary tract infection and highly alkaline urine. A genetic condition called porphyria may also trigger deep purple pee.

There you have it folks, peeing a #rainbow . Where #science and #art meet!

More info: http://www.livescience.com/37664-human-urine-colors-rainbow.html
#rainbowseverywhere   #urine   #urology   #science   #scienceeveryday   #sciencesunday  +ScienceSunday 
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Now here's something worth looking into: you can get a #taxdeduction for having a #vasectomy! 
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The debate on #prostatecancer  screening continues with a new #senate  resolution recommending the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to reconsider its current guidelines.
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Dr. Kaplan is recognized as the foremost #urologist in the western United States. His expertise in performing #vasectomy procedures, particularly the "No-Needle No-Scalpel vasectomy, makes him the "go to" resource for men and families who have chosen this method as a means of birth control, as well as for men who may be experiencing sexual performance or dissatisfaction related to #erectiledysfunction. Same day appointments often available and most insurances accepted!
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4 West Sunset Road, Henderson, NV 89014, United States
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Urologist
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Urology, Vasectomies, Teaching Surgical Techniques
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"Top Doctor" - Las Vegas Magazine, "Consultant of the Year" - Nevada Family Practice Assoc.
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Dr. Kaplan is recognized as the foremost urologist with tremendous experience in helping patients with ailments ranging from urinary incontinence, to pelvic organ prolapse, to peyronie's disease, and many other urology-related issues. Dr. Kaplan's expertise in performing Las Vegas vasectomy procedures, particularly the No-Needle No-Scalpel vasectomy, makes him the go to resource for men and families who have chosen this method as a means of birth control, as well as for men who may be experiencing sexual performance or dissatisfaction related to erectile dysfunction.

Dr. Kaplan's vast experience with treatments for common, male performance-related ailments has afforded him the opportunity to provide counsel to a leading penile implant manufacture, where he teaches surgical techniques to urologists from around the world.

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25 years of experience and is a recognized authority in the field of urology. Recognized previously as "Top Doctor" by Las Vegas Magazine and "Consultant of the Year" by the state Family Practice Association.
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