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Appear to have a cold with lots of coughing. But am also

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Appear to have a cold with lots of coughing. But am also experiencing frequent urination and defecation. No diarrhea or constipation.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Not sure what your question is?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
why am i experiencing frequent urination, defecation in association with a cough
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.

You need a urinalysis.

The most common cause would be infection.

An enlarged prostate can also cause this.

More rarely, kidney disease, diabetes, or other medical problems.

I would not simply attribute this to a cold.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is it a side effect of medication
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
could it be side effects of cough/cold medications.....has happened before in similar circumstances
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.

It is not a typical or even reported side effects of your medications.

That is possible, but would be rare.

So, there is not way to say entirely, unless you stop the medications and your symptoms improve fairly quickly.

I would not bank on it.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

The best thing to do would be to bring in all the medication etc that you are taking and consult with your primary care MD. She can do a complete physical exam, lab work and perhaps some special testing to see why you are urinating and defecating so much as well as get to the bottom of your cough.

Does this make sense to you?

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