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Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Urine dipstick: The urine dipstick has squares which 'turn color' when certain chemicals in the urine are present in various amounts (graded 0-->4+). It can show: state of hydration (spec. Grav.), kidney disease (protein), diabetes (sugar/ketones) , stone/tumor (blood), liver disease (bilirubin), infection (white cells/nitrite). A complete urinalysis includes dipstick and microscopic exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: Albumin in urine may occur due to urinary infection, bleeding in the urinary system, tumors etc. Isolated Albumin in urine usually represents microvascular damage and is a reflection of microvascular damage elsewhere in the body, e., g, eyes, nerves. It is often associated with diabetes. Consult your doctor as medications are available to curtain further damage kidney and other organs. ...Read more
Cloudy urine: Patients who are dehydrated excrete a concentrated urine that is not cloudy. If one's urine is cloudy and is seen with symptoms of burning and frequency, a urinary tract infection (UTI) may be present. See a physician and have a urine analysis, that will confirm dehydration and have your urine sent off for a culture that will confirm a UTI. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: If you do not have symptoms of uti, don't worry. ...Read more
A trace if glucose found in urine test can this make the urine cloudy pediatrician said it's not diabetes?
Some is normal: On a lab test we centrifuge your urine and there is always some urine sediment. What is in the sediment is what is important. If you had a uti, were treated and now feel better, the sediment is likely of no consequence, but best to check with the doc who ordered it to make sure. ...Read more
Drug test: This is a laboratory test which analyzes the concentration of marijuana products in the urine. Some consider this an invasion of privacy, but some industries require this as a screen for employment. This falls under the political issue of whether these substances are a serious problem or not. ...Read more
Painless blood in stool, whitish clumps in urine and pungent urine. (i don't really know how pungent smell is but my urine smells different lately.)?
Yes: Most people have some urobilinogen in the urine. We're only concerned if it starts to go up high -- it's a tipoff that the liver may be on the fritz or that red cells are being torn up too fast. It's actually quite helpful but if it's the sole finding, i'd not be concerned if your physician isn't. ...Read more
It could be but !: It could be simple uti. However, there are many other causes. It could also be more than cause in one patient. Just a few: diabetes, cancer, stone... Tell us about your age, sex, other complaints, history....So we could help you more and better. Consult your doctor....Thank you for asking, dr g. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urochrome: There are a variety of pigments in the urine and they have more to do than people realize with exactly what you've eaten, what your large intestinal flora happen to be doing, and a variety of imponderables. It's a good idea to drink water sufficient to keep your urine light-colored. Best wishes. ...Read more
Trace blood in urine: Trace blood in urine can be normal. However, it warrants repeat testing. Specifically, the test should be repeated with a sample of the first urine in the morning. A negative test would eliminate any concern. Positive test could still be normal, but a thorough history and family history should be taken. ...Read more
Cloudy urine for 1week, tested at docs (dipstick analysis), he said my urine was fine albeit cloudy, the test was negative/normal, why is cloudy?
Entirely normal: Same questioner as 2 days ago (?). Same reply: Cloudy urine is not abnormal if it occurs without other symptoms like painful urination, urgency, or discharge. It's due to intake of fluids, various foods, etc. Cloudiness usually is from microscopic phosphate crystals; you can check this possibility by adding a few drops of vinegar to a urine sample, which probably will turn it crystal clear. ...Read more