A 40-year-old male asked:
on urine test results, urine hemoglobin=trace-intact, urine microscopic = indicated, wbc/hpf=0-3, rbc/hpf=0-3. what do these results & terms mean?
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Family Medicine 44 years experience
Normal: The WBC and rbc are referring to the number of white blood cells and red blood cells seen in a range of microscopic fields of sampled by the lab technician. The number of these cells (0 to 3) for both types of cell is within the normal limits expected. These normal, scattered red cells are enough to cause a trace of hemoglobin on the chemistry test. So these are all normal results.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
My urine has been dark and/or cloudy for around 8 weeks. My urine sample showed traces of blood and protein. Should I worry?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
See your doctor!: I wouldn't worry - i would see my doctor! worry is not going to help. Seeing your doctor and having further testing will help show what, if anything, is wrong. And, yes, it could be serious! see your doctor!
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Does the color of urine change when you are pregnant?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Change of urine color is often due to taking prenatal vitamins, especially if the color is "bright". Not drinking enough water also can cause urine to be a dark yellow. Aim to drink enough water to make urine almost colorless. If urine appears red or blood tinged, a physician should be consulted.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
What does it mean if my infant's urine smells really bad?
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Pediatrics 17 years experience
Stinky pee=need2see: We all know poop can be stinky, but the pee should not be. The main concern is urinary tract infection (uti), which can lead to severe kidney infection if untreated. It is not easy to diagnose a UTI by sight or smell, so a properly obtained urine culture is important. Sometimes we find no infection, just a temporary bad smell, but this is one of those infections we would not want to miss!
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A 21-year-old member asked:
How many times should I pee normally a day?
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Specializes in General Practice
About 8-10 times: This will depend on your oral fluid intake. Normally, doctors recommend to drink 8-10 glasses of water daily or as necessary. The more you drink water, the more you urinate, the less water you drink, the less you urinate. I hope i answer your question. My line of practice is limited to surgery and self-healing meditation to treat cancers and chronic illnesses as a secondary support management.
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Inver Grove Heights, MN
A 19-year-old female asked:
What can cause a foul odor in urine, thats not an std?
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Family Medicine 37 years experience
Bladder infection: Foul-smelling urine can come from a bladder infection or even from certain foods that we eat. Stds do not usually effect the bladder and i wouldn't think they are responsible for the foul-smelling urine. More than likely it is from a bladder infection. Vaginal infections can sometimes have an odor as well and may be difficult to distinguish from odor caused by urine.
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Last updated Dec 18, 2020
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