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Can A Urinalysis Detect Pregnancy
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
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
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
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.
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
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
36th week of pregnancy and routine urine analysis 20-30 pus cells, 10-12 epithelial cells present. Will it harm my baby or me?
No: A physician cannot test you to see if you are pregnant without your permission, unless it is an emergency. ...Read more
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
Urine drug test: This really depends on whether this is a qualitative or quantitative test. The former can have false negative results. ...Read more
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
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
Not directly: Most antibiotics do not alter the ua, except by killing bacteria. They can, however, alter the urine culture result. A few drugs can directly alter the ua by changing the color of the urine. Rifampin, a less-commonly used antiobiotic, and phenazopyridine/pyridium/azo, a commonly used bladder analgesic, both turn the urine a darker orange, which interferes with reading the urine analysis. ...Read more
See the doctor: If your doctor wishes to see you after a test, it does not necessarily mean bad news. Please see your doctor and follow her/his advice. ...Read more
Not sure of question: How useful are home tests for what? If you are asking about whether the home tests are useful in seeing if illegal substances are present in your urine, I wouldn't bet my job on it. Many employers use tests that are much more sensitive than most of the "home tests" in determining presence of banned/illegal substances. Better you stop using than trying to avoid detection. ...Read more
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
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