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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 have foamy urine for a few months intermittently. Am diabetic (6.2 HbA1C). No microalbumin in 24 hour and spot urine test. What could be the problem?

I have foamy urine for a few months intermittently. Am diabetic (6.2 HbA1C). No microalbumin in 24 hour and spot urine test. What could be the problem?

Foamy urine: I am not sure of the cause of foamy urine a kidney specialist would be helpful. Regarding A1c at 6.2 you are doing OK. That said, you must get to work with a top notch Endocrinologist who will work diligently with you to get rid of diabetes for ever. Yes, it can and should happen! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my test says hba1c 11.76 and spot urine microalbumin 76. blood sugar pp 335. what does it mean?

What do you suggest if my test says hba1c 11.76 and spot urine microalbumin 76. blood sugar pp 335. what does it mean?

Poor control!: Hi. Those numbers mean you're in really poor control and the diabetes (and probably blood pressure) may have already done some early kidney damage. Get your diabetes (and blood pressure and lipids) in tight control to prevent or delay REALLY BAD outcomes! It's the best time in history for treating diabetes! Don't lose the opportunity to save eyes, kidneys, feet, heart, etc. And see an eye doctor! ...Read more

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My father is 55 year old . His blood test result of hba1c is 7.6%. And urine microalbumin level 85 mg/l . Is it normal? ? If not so how to control it.

My father is 55 year old . His blood test result of hba1c is 7.6%. And urine microalbumin level 85 mg/l . Is it normal? ? If not so how to control it.

High HbA1c : Your father has two problems. One is poorly controlled diabetes and the other is proteinuria. (p). P has ominous implications. Patients with significant p have an increased incidence of renal failure, stroke and cardiac disease. Have a nephrologist collect his urine to see how much protein is in it/day. He will need to be on ace-i or arb's to lower it. Have his glucose controlled so his hb1ac. ...Read more

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Test results :glucose : 162 glycated hba1c : 8.8 urine sugar : nil potassium : 5.6 please suggest how to avoid high potassium levels.?

Test results :glucose : 162 glycated hba1c : 8.8 urine sugar : nil potassium : 5.6 please suggest  how to avoid high potassium levels.?

Low potassium diet: Avoid potatoes, tomato sauce, squash, oranges, bananas. But, it is important to know why your potassium is high? Kidney disease? Medications? You did not mention your creatinine level. Check with your doctor. It is likely that you are taking ace inhibitors like lisinopril, other ....Prils? Also if you have swelling, cautious water pill use can be a safe way to decrease potassium levels. ...Read more

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Hba1c 8.8 ptassium-5.8 creatinine76(0.86) sodium-141 urine sugar&ketones nill please sugest what's the causing high potassium?

Hba1c 8.8 ptassium-5.8 creatinine76(0.86) sodium-141 urine sugar&ketones nill please sugest what's the causing high potassium?

Check meds: There are some medications that can elevate potassium in blood, such as ace inhibitors, arbs, some water pills. Check with your pcp if you are taking any of those. And make sure you have blood repeated, since hemolysis can falsely elevate potassium. ...Read more

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My creatine is 0.7 my urea is 21 albumin in urine nil but my micro albumin is 42 am i fine. I am diabetic my hba1c is 6.3.

Doing well overall: Your blood work appears good and you have trace proteinuria which is common in diabetic kidney disease. Keep your diabetes and blood pressure in good control. You also will need to take lisinopril, losartan or something similar to prevent and delay kidney damage from diabetes. ...Read more

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How often one should check for high potassium if he is diabetic?Pot-5.8 creatini-76 sodium-141 hba1c-8.8. No urine sugar ketons. Med not causing pot

How often one should check for high potassium if he is diabetic?Pot-5.8  creatini-76 sodium-141 hba1c-8.8. No urine sugar  ketons. Med not causing pot

Potassium: Potassium can be elevated due to medications such as Enalapril , Lisinopril , also renal failure can do that , uncontrolled diabetes can lead to renal failure, your a1c is 8.8 which suggest that your diabetes is not under control, your doctor may need to repeat this potassium level immediately to see if it continues to increase and then treat it to prevent it from going to a dangerous level, . ...Read more

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Could a urine test detect things like varicocele etc?

Could a urine test detect things like varicocele etc?

No reason for it: Test for a varicocele by standing up and feel your left scrotum. Varicocele feels like a "bag of worms" this is more pronounced if you valsalva squeeze abdomen against your diaphragm whilst holding your breath. ...Read more

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Hi,can a urine test detect herpes 1&2?

Hi,can a urine test detect herpes 1&2?

Not for patients: In the research labs, one can test for Herpes 1 or 2 in urine or any sample of bodily fluid, by testing for herpes DNA. The tests have not been perfected for use on patients in a medical setting. That means doctors do not have a urine Herpes 1 or 2 test to check patients, at this time. ...Read more

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Can a urine test detect diabetes? Thanks!

Can a urine test detect diabetes? Thanks!

Yes but...: Urine test can be strongly suggestive of diabetes but not sufficient by yourself. You need symptoms and blood test to confirm diabetes. Nevertheless, sugar in the urine is very likely diabetes. ...Read more

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Does a urine test detect less drug in system then mouth swab?

Does a urine test detect less drug in system then mouth swab?

Drug Test: This depends on the drug being tested for and the time elapsed since the last dose was taken. ...Read more

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Can a urine test detect opiates like mscontin, roxycodone, and some non narcotic medicines?

Can a urine test detect opiates like mscontin, roxycodone, and some non narcotic medicines?

Yes: depending on what kind of kit is being used, and whether it is sent for confirmatory testing, most opiates and opioids can be detected by urine drug screening, as well as many other classes of drug. ...Read more

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How far back does a urine test detect marijuana in system. Haven't smoke in 20+ days and drank alots of water and green tea in those 20+ days plus I w?

How far back does a urine test detect marijuana in system. Haven't smoke in 20+ days and drank alots of water and green tea in those 20+ days plus I w?

Depends: if you are a chronic user, it is stored in your fatty tissue, and you will test positive for a while. But, miracles do happen. good luck ...Read more

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How to pass a urine test?

How to pass a urine test?

You can't: Apart from drinking plenty of water, there's no way to get those drugs out of your system and we'll catch additives. One thing that's regrettable about urine testing is that cannabis stays around much longer than other drugs, and society isn't rational about its use, forcing weekend partiers to choose something much more dangerous to get high. Good luck, and consider becoming drug-free. ...Read more

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15/25hpf of urine test, it is bad?

15/25hpf of urine test, it is bad?

Quantity: I believe what you are asking is '15-25/hpf' which would mean 15 to 25 per high powered field. This is a quantity counted out usually under a high powered microscope. How good or bad depends on what is being measured. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin A1c (Definition)

It helps determine the average blood sugar over a long period of time, about 2 or ...Read more