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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've been dealing with bubbly urine for 11 days so. Blood and urine tests came back neg. dipsticks positive for protein & blood. What do I do?

I've been dealing with bubbly urine for 11 days so. Blood and urine tests came back neg. dipsticks positive for protein & blood. What do I do?

Drink water plenty: Find out culture ( and sensitivity to antibiotics ) report . Most likely you have urinary bladder infection. Speak to your doctor may Rx you appropriate antibiotics ...Read more

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I took a home urine test for urinary tract and it showed up purple with 500+++ LEU/ul?

I took a home urine test for urinary tract and it showed up purple with 500+++ LEU/ul?

White blood cells: in urine can be due to an infection or due to contamination from vaginal secretions. Try repeating the test using clean catch techniques. http://www.flhosplab.com/portfolio-item/clean-catch-midstream-urine-collection-females/ If you still have +Leu contact your doctor for treatment or request a live consult on HealthTap! Thanks. ...Read more

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Migraines for weeks. My urine color changed a bit. I took a home UTI test and neg for nit postive for leu. What does that mean? Are symptoms related?

Migraines for weeks. My urine color changed a bit. I took a home UTI test and neg for nit postive for leu. What does that mean? Are symptoms related?

Leukocytes: Indicate infection so see your doctor. A migraine does not last weeks, you can get frequent migraines however. I suggest you see your doctor for your headaches to make sure there is not another cause. If frequent migraines there are medications that can help reduce the frequency. ...Read more

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UTI? 3 y/o foul smelling urine. No fever, no blood but very smelly urine. How do they test a toddler for a UTI?

UTI? 3 y/o foul smelling urine. No fever, no blood but very smelly urine. How do they test a toddler for a UTI?

Cath urine: When a girl toddler urinates some urine enters and exits their vagina and touches the skin surfaces nearby, creating an opportunity for many things to add odor to the urine. Many accumulate soap debris on their bottom during baths, leading to some itching/digging that can trigger drainage. In this setting, only a "clean catch" or catheter urine sample can assure no extraneous contaminants ...Read more

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What could mimic dark bloody stool? Months now of maroon-tinged sticky gunk (mucus?) with & w/o stool. Looks like blood but home occult test neg + GI workup found no blood source. Not anemic either.

What could mimic dark bloody stool? Months now of maroon-tinged sticky gunk (mucus?) with & w/o stool. Looks like blood but home occult test neg + GI workup found no blood source. Not anemic either.

Like red wine?: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, ; other factors. Consider what supplements you consume regularly, foods frequently eaten, or any other ingestants or medications taken (a lot of red-colored beverages?). ...Read more

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Had urine tested for blood, urine dark in mornings. Microscope showed no blood, but on stick showed a 2 reading, what do you think? Not all mornings

Had urine tested for blood, urine dark in mornings. Microscope showed no blood, but on stick showed a 2 reading, what do you think? Not all mornings

Not to worry: The dark urine in the morning is common. It shows dehydration and the pigments in the urine( bilirubin) get concentrated and give dark color to the urine. Nothing to worry, drink a large glass of water and urine will become normal. Main thing is the microscopic exam which does not show any blood.all the best, stop worrying. ...Read more

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Put urine sample aside for a home test that turned out to be oral swab forgot about sample for 2 months. Found many black balls floating. Whats wrong?

Put urine sample aside for a home test that turned out to be oral swab forgot about sample for 2 months. Found many black balls floating. Whats wrong?

May be--: contaminated by germs which grew in urine over the last two months. Would not assume that this means you have an infection. ...Read more

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The AZO test said leukocytes are positive (very light purple) but negative for nitrates. I am also fighting a URI. Could it be (+) because of my URI?

The AZO test said leukocytes are positive (very light purple) but negative for nitrates.  I am also fighting a URI. Could it be (+) because of my URI?

NO.: Colds are caused by viruses that affect the upper respiratory system. The positive test for leukocytes comes from possible bacterial infection in the urinary tract. There is no physiologic connectiion between the two. ...Read more

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How accurate is a at home UTI test?Says I have high white blood cells but zero nitrates, or something like that.Have a apt in a week.

How accurate is a at home UTI test?Says I have high white blood cells but zero nitrates, or something like that.Have a apt  in a week.

Dip sticks: These home testing devices detect either wbcs, nitrites or both. Nitrites are not generally a very accurate test, but the presence of white blood cells suggests an inflammatory process in progress, probably infection. Call and ask for an earlier appointment or go to an urgent care facility. If you have symptomatic UTI you should be treated. ...Read more

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Is a blood allergy test more accurate than the skin prick? My sons's blood work came out positive for mostly all the items listed, that's scarey!

Is a blood allergy test more accurate than the skin prick? My sons's blood work came out positive for mostly all the items  listed, that's scarey!

See below: It depends on who you ask. Some allergist believe the skin test is more accurate, and some feel there is no significant difference. ...Read more

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At home UTI test positive for leukocytes but urine test at hospital negative for white and red blood cells. 24 weeks pregnant. Uti?

At home UTI test positive for leukocytes but urine test at hospital negative for white and red blood cells.  24 weeks pregnant.  Uti?

URINE ANALYSIS: The dip stick is quite non-specific for an actual infection. The microscopic eval. With a culture and symptoms check is the way to diagnose and appropriately treat a uti. ...Read more

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I took @ home AZO urine strip TEST showed hint of purple on leukocyte and neg.on nitrite. Do I need Doc or am I ok. And could it be BV or YI back pain?

I took @ home AZO urine strip TEST showed hint of purple on leukocyte and neg.on nitrite. Do I need Doc or am I ok. And could it be BV or YI back pain?

Urine: as the nitrite is negative you do not have an infection one can see white cells from the skin that get into the urine which can show up positive you do not need to see anybody at this time but if you develop increased frequency, burning on urination or flank pain please see your primary care ...Read more

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What pregnacy test is better blood or urine?

What pregnacy test is better blood or urine?

Urine cheaper : Urine test is cheaper, easy and late compared to blood test. Blood test is early, accurate but usually can be done in a lab and may need doctor's order. ...Read more

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Is there anything besides a UTI that could make a urine test come back positive for a uti?

Is there anything besides a UTI that could make a urine  test come back positive for a uti?

Urine culture?: A urinalysis showing blood and white blood cells can be consistent with a uti, but anything causing inflammation along the urinary tract (including kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra) can result in a similar urinalysis finding. Bacteria can be found in the urine if it isn't collected properly (clean catch). Generally, a UTI can be confirmed only with a urine culture. ...Read more

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