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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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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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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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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?

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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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