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Pregnancy week 21 urinalysis show specific gravity of 1.01 normal range (1.003-1.030) everything else is perfect what does this mean?

Pregnancy week 21 urinalysis show specific gravity of 1.01 normal range (1.003-1.030) everything else is perfect what does this mean?

Well hydrated...: Specific gravity is essentially a measure of how concentrated your urine is. If you are dehydrated, the number goes up. If you drink lots of water, the number goes down. A slightly low specific gravity just means you are well hydrated. Good job! Its nothing to worry about. ...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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Is lower back pain near pelvic area normal, and how will I know if burning in vagina area is already UTI w/o urinalysis in 31 weeks pregnancy?

Is lower back pain near pelvic area normal, and how will I know if burning in vagina area is already UTI w/o urinalysis in 31 weeks pregnancy?

You can't know: For sure without an exam and a urinalysis. It is important to get a diagnosis and treatment since you are pregnant. If you can't get to a clinic/lab over the weekend, you can drink lots of cranberry juice. You can also clean yourself off VERY well, go into a clean cup or jar and check for any odor. Leave it at room temp overnight, if not infected, it should still be clear and nearly odorless. ...Read more

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Does urinalysis detects all? Like uti, pregnancy etc. Bcoz my doctor asked me if am pregnant and if I got my period but in the end she said I have UTI. I'm in urge to pee and it hurts when I pee it has blood it started yesterday night, I got check up.

Does urinalysis detects all? Like uti, pregnancy etc. Bcoz my doctor asked me if am pregnant and if I got my period but in the end she said I have UTI. I'm in urge to pee and it hurts when I pee it has blood it started yesterday night, I got check up.

Sounds like a UTI: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is treated with antibiotics. Sometimes a culture is done of the urine, especially if it's a recurrent problem. If you're not on antibiotics, and think you have a UTI, call your doctor right away. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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If cps is following a friends pregnancy due to a dirty ua for pot, will babies meconium be tested at birth? Or just blood / urine?

If cps is following a friends pregnancy due to a dirty ua for pot, will babies meconium be tested at birth? Or just blood / urine?

Depends: In my state, if your friend is on the CPS watch list, every hospital in the region will be on notice and both urine and meconium would routinely be tested. Since meconium can retain any banned substance for months after use, the only way to stay out of trouble would be to abstain. You didn't identify the state, so I don't know if this applies. ...Read more

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Ua, us, bloodwork neg but clear fetal movement felt/skin tags, extremely tired and linea grava appeared...Whats the probabilty pregnancy?

Ua, us, bloodwork neg but clear fetal movement felt/skin tags, extremely tired and linea grava appeared...Whats the probabilty pregnancy?

I'm not an OB/Gyn: But urinalysis and blood tests for pregnancy are the best ways to determine pregnancy. Even "fetal movement" can be other things like gas or bowel function. The other "signs" of pregnancy you list are very subjective. Go with the facts; get another blood test if you really think the first one was bogus/false! ...Read more

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Can your doctor ever do pregnancy tests without asking when you have a urine analysis?

Can your doctor ever do pregnancy tests without asking when you have a urine analysis?

No: A physician cannot test you to see if you are pregnant without your permission, unless it is an emergency. ...Read more

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2 months and a week late! Neg blood pregnancy test, clear results for urine analysis. What is going on? Nausea and cramps and bit of heartburn and zz

2 months and a week late! Neg blood pregnancy test, clear results for urine analysis. What is going on? Nausea and cramps and bit of heartburn and zz

Possibilities: You may have not ovulated for a while, this is a pretty common occurrence and common cause of late or irregular periods. Thyroid problems can cause irregular periods, ovarian cysts can sometimes delay or throw off menstrual cycle timing. Stress, weight changes, sometimes new medications. Lots of possible causes. Sometimes birth control pills can cause menses to 'stop'. ...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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Why is my opiate-use not detected on my urinalysis?

Why is my opiate-use not detected on my urinalysis?

Urine drug test: This really depends on whether this is a qualitative or quantitative test. The former can have false negative results. ...Read more

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How is a urinalysis test related to type 1 diabetes?

How is a urinalysis test related to type 1 diabetes?

Sugar runs thru you: The term diabetes mellitus translated means: sugar runs thru you. In years before labs the doc could smell the sweet odor on a diametics breath & verify their suspicion by touching a dab of their urine to their tongue. If your sugar lever is up it spills into the pee and a urinalysis can pick it up. ...Read more

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Could an antibiotic like cefalexin affect my urinalysis?

Possibly: There is a fairly rare reaction to some antibiotics that may cause what is known as acute interstitial nephritis, but that is the only situation I can think of. ...Read more

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Protein and mucus in urinalysis results. Is this serious?

Protein and mucus in urinalysis results. Is this serious?

How much protein?: A small amount of protein and mucus may be an indication of infection. Larger amount of protein is an indication of more kidney damage. Please consult your doctor for the need for 24 hour urine protein testing. ...Read more

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Does Suboxone or subutex show up positive in a urinalysis?

Not most drug screen: It will not show up in standard opiate screens. Unless the screen is looking specifically for buprenorphine, it won't show up. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more