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What would fishy odorous urine, nitrites, protein and an alkaline pH on urinalysis mean?

What would fishy odorous urine, nitrites, protein and an alkaline pH on urinalysis mean?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Women who have bacterial vaginosis can have a vaginal discharge that smells fishy and causes you to have an alkaline ph. Any infectious process involving your urinary tract can have some degree of proteinuria. I would suggest you seek treatment from your physician for suspected cystitis/uti and see if your symptoms don't resolve. ...Read more

Ua (Definition)

A ua is a urinalysis, or chemical and microscopic analysis of the urine. The standard urinalysis is performed with a dipstick test for ph, blood, protein, sugar, and ketones. In addition, a urinalysis usually includes a microscope examination to identify if the urine contains cells, "casts" (structures that indicate a problem originating in the kidney) or crystals (such as ...Read more


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I had urinalysis and it came back high alkaline, triple phosphate crystals/Staghorncalculi. Kindney function is good and ultrasound showed nothing.?

I had urinalysis and it came back high alkaline, triple phosphate crystals/Staghorncalculi. Kindney function is good and ultrasound showed nothing.?

Drink more water: Make sure you drink enough water every day so that your urine is mostly colorless, This will help in preventing formation of kidney stones.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Urinalysis results were: S.G. 1.007, pH of 6.0 and UBG of 3.2 umol/L what does this mean?

Urinalysis results were: S.G. 1.007, pH of 6.0 and UBG of 3.2 umol/L what does this mean?

Here are some. ..: All reported value can be normal, but SG of 1, 007 is indicative of diluted urine resulting from common compulsive beverage consumption or occasional impaired kidney function in its concentrating ability. Detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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What is a urinalysis?

What is a urinalysis?

Routine lab test: We'll look for blood, protein, glucose and some other things. If there's a concern, we'll look at the urine under the microscope. It's worth doing yearly. ...Read more

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How do you perform a midstream urinalysis?

How do you perform a midstream urinalysis?

Mid-void: When you start to void, let that go into the toilet. After you've voided some, stop, put the cup in place, and provide a sample. There is no magic amount to void before you put the cup in place, just make sure you have enough urine left to submit for sampling. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in an urinalysis?

Is there any pain involved in an urinalysis?

No: Lab test, you give them some urine and they run some tests on it. ...Read more

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What does a urinalysis check for?

Basic UA: A basic Urinalysis will check for:
Leukocytes, Nitrite, Protein, Blood, specific gravity, pH, and Glucose (sugar). ...Read more

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What can a "dipstick urinalysis" mean?

What can a "dipstick urinalysis" mean?

A screening test: Urine is routine testing for many chemicals by dipping a paper coated with reagents. It tests for ph, sugar, proteins and more. It is used to screen urine for many diseases. See this site for more info.
http://library. Med. Utah. Edu/webpath/tutorial/urine/urine. Html. ...Read more

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What does blood 1+ mean in a urinalysis?

What does blood 1+ mean in a urinalysis?

Blood in the urine: Blood in the urine has nearly 100 causes. It is never normal. It should be evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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What diseases does a urinalysis check for?

U/A: A urinalysis test will check for urine pH (how acidic), specific gravity (how concentrated urine is), presence of red blood cells, white blood cells (usually suggestive of infections), bacteria (urinary tract infections), protein (suggestive of chronic kidney disease), nitrites and leukocyte esterase (suggestive of UTI). Presence of many squamous epithelial cells suggest skin contamination. ...Read more

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What does trace of pus in a urinalysis mean?

Need to rule out: Infection in the urinary system. You did not provide a quantitative information about the number of pus cells. All lab results need to interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What does rbc OCC/hpf mean on a urinalysis?

Hematuria: Means that under microscopic examination there were occasional red blood cells seen in the urine. Discuss with physician that ordered urinalysis to determine what next step may be. ...Read more

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What does 0-32 in rbc/hpf in my urinalysis mean?

What does 0-32 in rbc/hpf in my urinalysis mean?

Blood in urine: Any amount fo rbc's higher than 0-5 should be evaluated by a urologist. If you are a female you have to make sure that you are not ovulating or menstruating. If that is the case, it should be repeated and if still elevated, workup should be done. ...Read more

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My urinalysis shows I have many epithelial cells?

Probably nothing: Epithelial cells are skin cells and cells that line hollow organs, like the urinary bladder and urethra. Epithelial cells seen on a urine analysis can be normal. However, if there are other abnormalities like blood or WBC'S, or if there are worrisome accompanying symptoms, further investigation is warranted. Otherwise, another specimen may need to be collected using a "clean catch" technique. ...Read more

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Is a urinalysis microscopic positive a drug test?

Is a urinalysis microscopic positive a drug test?

No: A urine microscopic test means the lab staff or machine looks at the urine sample with a microscope, to look for things in the urine, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, kidney cells, bladder cells, bacteria, yeast, other organisms, and various crystals. Maybe if there was a very unique type of crystal that was created by a unique drug, one could say that drug was seen in the urine. ...Read more

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What do abnormal squamous cells in urinalysis mean?

What do abnormal squamous cells in urinalysis mean?

Several things: Having an abnormal urilnalysis can result from several factors. Things such as infection, bladder stones, catheterization (especially prolonged urinary catheterization), and malignancy can be possible causes. If this was detected, a urological evaluation should be sought to include a cystoscopy (placement of a telescope into the bladder to visualize the bladder). ...Read more

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Does vinegar help clean your system for a urinalysis?

No: I'm sorry you are in a position to have to ask. And I'm sorry somebody lied to you. ...Read more

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How long before my urinalysis do I need to take midol?

How long before my urinalysis do I need to take midol?

No set time: Midol is an analgesic, antihistamine, and mild diuretic combination. There's no reason to take it or not take it prior to a urinalysis. ...Read more

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Urinalysis found crystals & blood? What does this mean

Urinalysis found crystals & blood? What does this mean

May have: Kidney/bladder stones. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a mucus # of 4+ from a urinalysis profile mean?

What does a mucus # of 4+ from a urinalysis profile mean?

Urinary/sexual: Usually this is vaginal, sexual mucous depending on your cycle. It is worth repeating that exam. ...Read more

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What's the meaning if your urinalysis has a high pus cells?

Inflammation: Pus cells in urine reflect inflammation in the urinary system, usually due to infection. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have blood in your urinalysis?

Hematuria: It can be from many caueses including infection but if you are not having cystitis symptoms, it is recommended you see a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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If the squamous cells are many in urinalysis is that dangerous?

Dirty catch: Squamous cells do not exist inside the urinary tract, they are coming from your skin cells. It means that you did not perform a "clean catch" in which you wipe your vulva with a cleansing wipe, then urinate into the toilet slightly before catching the urine into the cup. It invalidates the results of the test if there are a lot of squamous epithelial cells in the urine. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there are tyrosine crystals in urinalysis?

What does it mean if there are tyrosine crystals in urinalysis?

Considered abnormal: These crystals are uncommon in the urine and are an abnormal finding. They are usually seen in patients with severe liver disease or genetic disorders involving tyrosine metabolism. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high sq epi of 110 in microscopic urinalysis?

What does it mean to have a high sq epi of 110 in microscopic urinalysis?

Contamination: Squamous epithelial cells in a urine sample means that the sample has skin cells from the outer urethra in it. ...Read more

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I had a urinalysis and it said that I have an albumin trace. What is albumin?

I had a urinalysis and it said that I have an albumin trace. What is albumin?

A protein: Normal kidneys are not supposed to lose protein. Albumin is a form of protein. If you are losing traces of albumin, it means the membranes in the kidney that usually retain and hold the protein from spilling into the urine has become leaky, which is usually a result of inflammation and damage. See a doctor to run more tests to prevent the condition from worsening. ...Read more

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For a 24 - hour urinalysis, the first sample of the day is not to be collected.

Correct: For 24 hr urine collection, You have to flush the first urine of the day (since that's the urine you have made the night before), start with empty bladder, mark the time, and collect all urine you make after that till the same time the next morning! ...Read more