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Manchester, KY
A 37-year-old female asked:

I've been experiencing incontinence for 10 months and doc prescribed meds and took urine sample. what could sample tell us other than possible uti?

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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A basic dipstick: urinalysis checks for: glucose (sugar), pH (acidity), bilirubin & urobilinogen (liver primarily), hemoglobin (red blood cells), leukocyte esterase (white blood cells), specific gravity (concentration of substances in urine), protein (kidney primarily), nitrates (bacterial action), ketones (diabetes & starvation). Infection, diabetes, kidney problems & dilute urine may affect urinary continence.
Last updated Dec 21, 2016


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