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Can a blood test give me a positive pregnancy result while an over-the-counter urine test gives me a negative result?

Can a blood test give me a positive pregnancy result while an over-the-counter urine test gives me a negative result?

Yes: The blood test is more sensitive than the otc urine test, so it will be positive before the urine test may turn positive. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

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

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I took a urine pregnancy test every week for 3 wks. Negative. 2 days ago i took a blood test hCG was 64. Today my urine test showed positive.?

I took a urine pregnancy test every week for 3 wks. Negative. 2 days ago i took a blood test hCG was 64. Today my urine test showed positive.?

Congratulations!: You are not very pregnant but just so but you are. You were not pregnant those other times. They were not falsely positives with a 64 now! ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications in case one is the cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Went to doc. Had pregnant urine test. Positive. Blood test result: 4147 (#) <3 mlu/ml: neg 3-8 mlu/ml: may indicate early preg. What does it mean?

Went to doc. Had pregnant urine test. Positive. Blood test result: 4147 (#) <3 mlu/ml: neg 3-8 mlu/ml: may indicate early preg. What does it mean?

Here are some…: I'm glad to see you have received such wonderful medical care; however, based on currently available information, it would be most logical to direct your current concern & question to the treating doctor for confirmation & counseling so to minimize potential confusion and anxiety, which commonly results from online inquiry. Of course, make sure to supply detailed Hx stressing sequence of events. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Get urinalysis with a mid-stream catch
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Visit PCP or urologist
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Follow up with urologist
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Note other symptoms, related medical history
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Can blood test show if I am pregnant. If urine test showed negative?

Can blood test show if I am pregnant. If urine test showed negative?

Possibly.: These tests are good, but like all tests, can have variations. Blood tests can detect this shortly after implantation as well as urine tests that are sensitive, but less sensitive blood and urine tests need 3-4 more days to become positive. No two people are alike either, so that can cause variations also. Time and a specific quantitative test can best confirm this, so see your dr. To be sure. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Go to your PCP have a complete exam urinalysis, a culture sensitivity.
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If all exams are normal, make a habit to drink a lot of water.
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Request regular urine checks to see if the blood in your urine persist
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more

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