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How exactly is a catheter used to collect urine inserted into a women, through which opening? Does it hurt?

How exactly is a catheter used to collect urine inserted into a women, through which opening? Does it hurt?

Urethral opening: Urine comes out through the opening called urethra. It is located immediately above the vaginal opening. Catheter to obtain urine can be easily inserted and should not cause pain when done gently. ...Read more

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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Why when doing a 24hr urine test do u have 2 collect every drop, why does it matter if you lose a little of the urine? How does it change the results

Why when doing a 24hr urine test do u have 2 collect every drop, why does it matter if you lose a little of the urine? How does it change the results

24 hour urine: The short answer is because what your doctor is basing his/her decision on is based upon what shows up in your urine in 24 hours. Norms have been established based upon the 24 hour time frame. Missing even a small volume can throw off the results if what is being looked for comes in small quatities in the urine already. Best to be thorough and complete. ...Read more

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For a 24 hour urine test, is one supposed to collect ALL the urine in those 24 hours or just a little bit every time we go?

For a 24 hour urine test, is one supposed to collect ALL the urine in those 24 hours or just a little bit every time we go?

See below: On day one, go pee in the bathroom at 8am. After that collect all the urine in the container provided to you. On the second day pee in the container at 8 am. And that way you will collect 24 hour urine. Collect all the urine during the 24 hour period as described above. ...Read more

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When collecting 24hr urine for hormone testing, if fmv on day 2 occurs more than 24hrs after fmv on day 1 (discarded), shall I collect day 2 fmv?

When collecting 24hr urine for hormone testing, if fmv on day 2 occurs more than 24hrs after fmv on day 1 (discarded), shall I collect day 2 fmv?

24 hour's worth: The goal is get just 24 hours of urine. That means if one urinated into the toilet first, and then started collecting after that time, she should collect the last sample before the clock hits 24 hours. If it hits 24 hours around dawn, she will want to collect that first morning void to get all that nighttime urine. If that fmv is at hour 25-26, I would collect it and tell the doctor what happened. ...Read more

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If a dr asked me to collect a 24 hour urine sample can I do that on my own in a jar or jug or do I need to go in to an office and get the cups - is it all my iron or just a portion from each time?

If a dr asked me to collect a 24 hour urine sample can I do that on my own in a jar or jug or do I need to go in to an office and get the cups - is it all my iron or just a portion from each time?

Get the container: Most 24 hr urine collection is in a very specific container. Pick it up. Empty your bladder in the toilet when you start the collection (say 7am) and then collect every bit of urine for 24 hours including the next day at 7 am. ...Read more

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Can I buy a bladder catheter and set it up myself? Or another way to cleanly collect my urine without going to the hospital or using a bucket / cup?

Can I buy a bladder catheter and set it up myself? Or another way to cleanly collect my urine without going to the hospital or using a bucket / cup?

Why?: What do you plan to do with the pee. Your physician /pcp can provide you with these materials if they are needed & part of an ongoing evaluation or treatment. Otherwise the catheters are regulated medical devices in most states & require a prescription for sale by a medical supply house. ...Read more

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I have hsv1, from unsafe sex 8 yrs ago, ever since I have pain when my urine collect in the bladder. Feel tired, neg, hiv. Is this becoz of HSV 1?

I have hsv1, from unsafe sex 8 yrs ago, ever since I have pain when my urine collect in the bladder. Feel tired, neg, hiv. Is this becoz of HSV 1?

Unlikely: It's more likely something else is causing your symptoms. I would first want to know your 'hydration status' -how much fluid you are drinking, because if u are dehydrated, this could cause urinary symptoms & fatigue as you mention. Try drinking ALOT of water for one day & see if this improves your symptoms. If ur urine is light yellow to clear, that means you're 'hydrated'. HSV usually is dormant. ...Read more

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How serious is protein in urine? I know years ago they found some during urinalysis. I frequently pee and itch often. Pcp ordered 24 hr urine collect

How serious is protein in urine? I know years ago they found some during urinalysis. I frequently pee and itch often. Pcp ordered 24 hr urine collect

Usually nothing: Most people will occasionally have small amounts of protein in a routine urinalysis. A long as the amount is small (1+ or trace) and not persistent, it's probably nothing. If there is a large amount, may indicate something more serious. 24 hour urine will more accurately quantify the amount of protein. ...Read more

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M 6days late n my doc said to collect urine n hand over to the lab. She wants to see the hcg level in the urine. How do they check in the LAB?

M 6days late n my doc said to collect urine n hand over to the lab. She wants to see the hcg level in the urine. How do they check in the LAB?

Immunoassay: HCG is a hormone that can be measured by using specific antibodies. You can do a similar test at home. Your drug store/pharmacy can sell you a kit with instructions to the pregnancy test at home. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Would anything from pet cats eg. Parasites or from biting or scratching me; cause 5mth chronic severe flank pain & urine high wbc, protein, blood?

Would anything from pet cats eg. Parasites or from biting or scratching me; cause 5mth chronic severe flank pain & urine high wbc, protein, blood?

Need more info: This sounds like a very severe problem which needs urgent medical attention. Strongly suggest that if you are not seeing somebody regularly now, that you do so asap. ...Read more

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Why is urine oily.

Why is urine oily.

Urine Norms: Urine is not oily. If you feel your's is oily then you need to get to your family clinic. This is a very unique question and is not the norm for urine symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is my urine hot?

Why is my urine hot?

Body temperature: Freshly voided urine is at core body temperature. ...Read more

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Urine straw colored?

Urine straw colored?

Not sure: Urine normaly straw colored may seem dark to you if so pick up water intake. ...Read more

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What is urine epis?

What is urine epis?

Epis: This means epithelial cells [epis]in the urinalysis normal is 0-4, 3 types renal tubular[in the kideny] transiitional[in the bladder] and squamus[vaginal lioning and near opening of urethra, usually can mean bladder infection or inflamation or even cancer if alot, kideny disease would show more renal tubalar ...Read more

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Is urine ph6.5 normal?

Is urine ph6.5 normal?

Absolutely normal: Ph between 5.0 & 8.0 can be normal. Ph of 6.5 is marginally acidic and perfectly normal. ...Read more

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What is urine made of?

What is urine made of?

Mostly water.: Urine is 95% water. The remaining constituents, in order of decreasing concentration are: urea, chloride, sodium, potassium, creatinine, & other dissolved ions, inorganic and organic compounds. The kidneys make the urine, first by filtering the blood, then by adding waste products and extracting essential compounds. ...Read more

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Why is my urine brown?

Why is my urine brown?

Urine color: There are a few thing that can do that : dehydration, rhabomyolisis (muscle break due to meds or trauma) elevated bilirubin. Need to get check with blood and urine tests. ...Read more

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Why is my urine white?

Why is my urine white?

White vs clear: Typically the color of your urine tells us about your hydration status. I am assuming you mean clear in color when you say white - if it is white and cannot see through it well, please go see someone right away, but if you mean it looks more like 7UP or Sprite, that means you are typically well hydrated, the more dark yellow your urine looks, the more dehydrated you likely are. ...Read more

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What causes black urine?

What causes black urine?

Melanoma: The most common cause of black urine is melanoma in the bladder. ...Read more

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What is urine made up of?

What is urine made up of?

Mostly water...: Urine is 95% water. The remaining constituents, in order of decreasing concentration are: urea, chloride, sodium, potassium, creatinine, & other dissolved ions, inorganic and organic compounds.

The kidneys make the urine, first by filtering the blood, then by adding waste products and extracting essential compounds. ...Read more

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What makes me urine alot?

What makes me urine alot?

Intake, cystitis: From infection or ic, urinary concentrating defect from kidney problem or insufficient anti-diuretic hormone. Advise discuss with your dr, . ...Read more

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Why is my urine feel hot?

Why is my urine feel hot?

Because it is: The body temp. Is 98.6 degrees f normally, which is generally hot, so when you feel a cup/specimen of urine, it will naturally feel hot at 98.6 degrees f. ...Read more

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What is urine composed of?

What is urine composed of?

Water, waste, salts: Urine is made from blood filtering through the kidneys. Waste which are several chemicals generated from what you eat are eliminated, also excesss water and salts such as sodium and pottassium are also regulated. Acid base balance is also one of the many functionsof the kidney acheived from making urine. ...Read more

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What cause urine to stink?

What cause urine to stink?

Dehydrated or UTI: Foods (asparagus) can do it. If you get dehydrated, your body concentrates your urine to preserve water. This can make it smell strong. Drinking more water will reverse it. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can also change the odor. You may also have burning or pain, frequent urges, fever, or back pain with a uti. If drinking more doesn't help and you have any of these symptoms, get urine checked. ...Read more