I saw something new and scary - page 3

Ive done this for a long long time now. And for the first time in a long time I saw someting new. A mother had brought her teenage daughter in for drinking her own urine.The pt had no c/os other than... Read More

  1. by   mitchsmom
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    Urine is sterile. Back in the day, before they had test for diabetes they Dx a patient by tasting the urine, if it was sweet tasting.......I am glad they have other ways to test that now!!
    My husband flies medevac & they had a poor, diabetic, migrant worker patient once who was drinking his urine for this reason. This was recently.
  2. by   teeituptom
    Quote from Nurse_Smith
    I don't know what to tell you? Maybe this girl has a psych history then watched the old CSI case and thought WOW!!! Great Idea!!!
    So how did this mom and her daughter turn out?
    Well after some lab work to check her out

    Psych Eval and trans to inpatient psych

    what is CSI

    Understood she found it on the internet, how or why I have no idea, dont even know where to look.
  3. by   Laurlaur
    I think that it would be quite interesting to taste, but only if you had to do it in a life or death situation!!Only my own though, no one elses!!
  4. by   RuizN
    A few years back, as momof3heathens (by the way, LOVE the name) said, we had a discussion in A&P about drinking of the urine. Our professor secretly told us that another one of the professors drank his own urine once a week. Apparently their are supposed to be some benefits to it:uhoh21: ....What they are I have NO CLUE:imbar .

    How GROOOOOOOSS!
  5. by   rogramjet
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    Urine is sterile. Back in the day, before they had test for diabetes they Dx a patient by tasting the urine, if it was sweet tasting.......I am glad they have other ways to test that now!!
    I remind my pts of this, especially if they are hesitant to test their BG. Hey, things could always be worse.
  6. by   RN Rotten Nurse
    Premarin is made from horse urine.
  7. by   mandykal
    Quote from teeituptom
    Well after some lab work to check her out

    Psych Eval and trans to inpatient psych

    what is CSI

    Understood she found it on the internet, how or why I have no idea, dont even know where to look.

    Crime Scene Investigation.....One of those TV shows with series
  8. by   pricklypear
    Several years ago (like maybe 25) there was a group of Mexicans trying to cross the border into Arizona who got lost, ran out of water, and resorted to drinking their own urine. Every single one of them died. I don't believe drinking urine will save your life in a dehydration situation, if you think about the physiology of urine production, and putting all those toxins back into your body - no matter what stories are out there. However, I guess it wouldn't kill you if you were doing it for "medicinal" purposes, and were well hydrated to begin with. But I don't see how there could be any health benefit to putting waste back into your body. It's being excreted from the body because it's poisonous to the body, sterile or not. Would there be any nutritional benefit to eating poo?
  9. by   SweetOldWorld
    Lots of animals eat feces. There's still a lot of nutrition left.

    Do a google search on drinking urine. Quite a few folks do it for sexual kicks. Others for "health" reasons.

    I knew a woman who was receiving alternative cancer treatment which consisted of injecting her own urine IM. True story. She was paying a lot of money for this too.

    And, as someone pointed out, Premarin is made from horse urine.
  10. by   gauge14iv
    You CAN drink your urine to prevent dehydration, but only so many times - after awhile - you STILL need water!
  11. by   mandykal
    I don't know about drinking peepee but.....in a little Island in the pacific.....if a person gets stung by a jelly fish, they put urine on the site to stop the pain. Don't ask me how it works, its just a remedy.
  12. by   pricklypear
    Quote from SweetOldWorld
    Lots of animals eat feces. There's still a lot of nutrition left.


    And, as someone pointed out, Premarin is made from horse urine.

    There is? Animals (primarily dogs) eat their own feces for other reasons than nutrition. Usually because they've been raised in a cage or kennel and eating the feces was preferable to lying in it.

    Premarin is made from the HORMONE which is extracted from horse urine. It's not horse urine in tablet form.
  13. by   SweetOldWorld
    Rabbits eat their own feces. Dogs eat feces from other animals too, so it's not just the kennel theory of cleanliness that explains the behavior.

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