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A 26-year-old female asked:

hi, i had a urine test as part of prenatal pregnancy checkup,specific gravity is <1.005 and mucus in urine shows 1+ abnormal. is it normal?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
I would not worry: about 1+ mucus and low specific gravity. Specific gravity tells you how well hydrated you are, the lower the better. So if you drink a lot of water or liquids, your specific gravity is low and it should be okay. In some rare cases low specific gravity also may mean certain kidney disease that can affect your sodium level in the blood, but you would have other abnormalities in your blood.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
NORMAL
May 9, 2016

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