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how do urine drug tests determine if you're doing drugs?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
They detect: Certain drugs that are excreted in urine from the body.
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Drug tests: Traces of a variety of drugs of abuse appear in your urine and can be detected by chemical tests. Most potential drugs of abuse are tested for in a routine urine drug screen.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Why do the doctors check my urine so frequently?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Many things: We check your urine for a couple of reasons. First, infection. Uti's can be silent in pregnancy. Second, we check the glucose. If it is really high you may be at risk for diabetes.
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Also protein in the urine can be associated with some of the high blood pressure problems of pregnancy
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A 21-year-old member asked:

What should I do if I suddenly cant pass urine?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Go to ER: Not able to pass urine could be a serious problem some , have many causes, please check out.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Does urine spread cryptosporidium?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Cryptosporidium is spread by the fecal-oral route. Most commonly by ingestion contaminated water. Will cause relatively mior GI upset in normal healthy people. Recovery is rapid and complete. It can be dangerous, even fatal in immunocompromised people such as people who are HIV positive. Not transmitted by by urine.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What chemicals are there in urine?

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Several : There are several measurable and unmeasurable chemicals including urea, sodium, potassium, toxins. There are also some unknown chemicals.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What could foam in my urine be indicative of?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Protein: Foamy urine can be normal. Sometimes high concentrations of protein in urine can make the urine frothy and requires medical evaluation to exclude serious kidney problems.

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