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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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How long does it take for a home urine pregnancy test to be accurate?

How long does it take for a home urine pregnancy test to be accurate?

Varies: Pregnancy tests will be positive depending on how sensitive they are to the HCG hormone. Implantation occurs seven to nine days after fertilization. Hcg hormone starts to be produced and can be measured a few days after implantation. ...Read more

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When to test for pregnancy?

When to test for pregnancy?

See below: Conception occurs within day or so of the sex. It takes about 3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG for a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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How long should u wait after ovulation to test blood and urine for pregnancy?

How long should u wait after ovulation to test blood and urine for pregnancy?

Missed period: The first indication you may be pregnant would be missed period. If you did miss your period that month, do urine pregnancy test. If it is negative and you end up having a period, don't do much more. If it is equivocal, repeat in a week, if positive definitely, get established with a doc for your pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do doctors do pregnancy test blood test or urine test which is more effective doctor test or home pregnancy test?

How do doctors do pregnancy test blood test or urine test which is more effective doctor test or home pregnancy test?

Blood test: Blood test is more sensitive, provides a number, is generally positive sooner than urine test and is generally more reliable. Urine test is cheaper, can be done at home without the need to go to a doctor and is positive 4-5 days after a missed period. Both test are accurate when positive. A negative result on a test done too early is not meaningful. ...Read more

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How long would it take for urine test results for pregnancy? And blood work?

How long would it take for urine test results for pregnancy?  And blood work?

Missed period: Usually, by the time a woman misses her period, her pregnancy test already becomes positive. There's not much difference btw urine and serum pregnancy test as far as timing of pregnancy determination. ...Read more

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How can I test urine for diabetes?

How can I test urine for diabetes?

Dip stick: you can buy urine dip sticks they will change color and you can see roughly what your glucose is. ...Read more

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How to take pregnancy test at home and get accurate results?

How to take pregnancy test at home and get accurate results?

See below: Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test according to instructions. They turn positive at about the time you're 1 week late. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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How accurate is a doctor urine pregnancy test?

How accurate is a doctor urine pregnancy test?

Depends on method: Tests performed in dr's offices are similar to your hpt..if performed correctly these are reasonably accurate..the most reliable are these performed in accredited labs and measure the HCG level ...Read more

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How soon can you get a positive on a urine pregnancy test & blood pregnancy test ?

How soon can you get a positive on a urine pregnancy test & blood pregnancy test ?

Preg test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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What can I do to pass a urine drug test for thc?

What can I do to pass a urine drug test for thc?

By not using.: You can't. If you try to overhydrate - the test will pick up on the concentration of urine & it will be a failed test. ...Read more

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How many days to take pregnancy test to confirm it?

How many days to take pregnancy test to confirm it?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests don't turn positive until you are about 1 week late. If they're negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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How long does it take hCG to build up in order to get a positive urine pregnancy test ? How many days ?

How long does it take hCG to build up in order to get a positive urine pregnancy test ? How many days ?

Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Can you test to early for pregnancy with bloodtest?

Can you test to early for pregnancy with bloodtest?

Yes : It takes about 9 days after conception to make enough HCG to be reliably detected by most pregnant tests. ...Read more

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How soon can a blood pregnancy test detect pregnancy?

How soon can a blood pregnancy test detect pregnancy?

Missed period: One gets concerned about pregnancy when misses period. By that time blood pregnancy test should be pregnancy. ...Read more

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How soon after conception can you get a positive home pregnancy test by urine?

How soon after conception can you get a positive home pregnancy test by urine?

+ home preg test: Depending upon the test approx. 12 days to two weeks after ovulation, or around the time of your expected menses. ...Read more

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How early can you take a pregnancy test and find out for sure?

How early can you take a pregnancy test and find out for sure?

Pregnant?: Obtain a home pregnancy test. They turn positive at about the time you'd be ready to start your next expected period. If negative, repeat in 1 week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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How long after coitus urine test strip for pregnancy works ?

How long after coitus urine test strip for pregnancy works ?

After missed period: A urine pregnancy test becomes positive about a week after the first missed period. This will usually be about three weeks following the fruitful intercourse. ...Read more

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3 days late, a few pg symptoms, negative digital test but faint positive regular urine test. 8 pregnancies, 4 kids. Are these test results common?

3 days late, a few pg symptoms, negative digital test but faint positive regular urine test.   8 pregnancies, 4 kids. Are these test results common?

Need to repeat test: Please repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Could I be preg? Preg sympt, pcos, on metformin, but -hpt. I have cousin w/ 3 pregnancies and never had +urine test.Told hCG didn't spill to her urine

Could I be preg? Preg sympt, pcos, on metformin, but -hpt. I have cousin w/ 3 pregnancies and never had +urine test.Told hCG didn't spill to her urine

Yes: If you think you could be pregnant and the home pregnancy test is negative you can wait 4-7 more days and re-test. Some tests do not detect small amounts of b-hcg. If you still think you might be pregnant your doctor can do a blood test or an ultrasound to confirm. ...Read more

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I'm 36 year old diabetic woman had recently got a test urine epithelial and the level was 6 is this normal?

I'm 36 year old diabetic woman had recently got a test urine epithelial and the level was 6 is this normal?

Need more info: If you mean epithelial cells in the urine. This can be just a contamination. Your question is a little unclear. Concerning findings in the urine would be protein and sugar or blood. Ask your doctor to review the results with you. ...Read more

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How can I test urine for diabetes?

Dip stick: you can buy urine dip sticks they will change color and you can see roughly what your glucose is. ...Read more

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How do the test strips that doctors have to test urine work?

How do the test strips that doctors have to test urine work?

Good question: Test strips have a number of small pads each 1 is impregnated with chemicals that react with various substances in urine causing little pad to change color. Amount of color change depends upon concentration of substance, acidity & concentration of substance present. 1 pad each 4 specific gravity (concentration), acidity, glucose, protein, ketones, blood, nitrite 4 uti, leucocyte esterase 4 wbcs. ...Read more

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If we test urine and see Hematurine trace Proteinurine +1 Can we say it cystitis ?

If we test urine and see 
Hematurine  trace
Proteinurine  +1
Can we say it cystitis ?

Yes: Cystitis means inflammation of the urinary tract. Usually accompanied by burning with urination and sometimes fever. Hematuria is worrisome because you don't know the cause especially if urination is not painful. Have your doctor order a urinalysis and get the source of the blood & protein found before you have more symptoms. ...Read more

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My Routine all test urine test had plenty of pus cells and my urine culture came out negative. what is the meaning?

My Routine all test urine test had plenty of pus cells and my urine culture came out negative. what is the meaning?

No urinary infection: When a urine culture results show no urinary tract infection, but the microscopic urine analysis shows many pus cells(white blood cells). It usually means that the specimen was contaminated by picking up some vaginal white blood cells(WBC) which are often present in small numbers in normal vaginal secretion. ...Read more

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How to check if somebody nas candida? Blood test? Urine?

How to check if somebody nas candida? Blood test? Urine?

Doctor exam: Candida occurs normally on the skin and mouth and GI tract , women's genital tract. Exam by an md is needed along with tests occasionally candida causes a life threatening infection in the bloodstream, in postoperative and critically i'll patients with complex illnesses diagnosis of candida is made by md or blood tests, chronic candida syndrome had not been scientifically proven. ...Read more

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Did urine test..Urine is acidic plus eusinophils positive..And pus cells 15-20..Is it uti? Treatement?

Did urine test..Urine is acidic plus eusinophils positive..And pus cells 15-20..Is it uti? Treatement?

Pyuria: Urine is typically acidic, so don't be alarmed by that result. The 15-20 white blood cells in a urinalysis demonstrates a pyuria - this may be a uti, but it depends on the other symptoms and clinical context that your doctor will figure out. Eosinophils oh the urine is unusual and may suggest an allergy or rarer types of infection (parasite, fungal, tb). ...Read more

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Hi doctor, i conceived on 14th march, but till today i get negative test urine, y? (i use ovulation test)

Hi doctor, i conceived on 14th march, but till today i get negative test urine, y? (i use ovulation test)

How do you know: You conceived on march 14? Do you mean you ovulated march 14? It may still be too early to know. ...Read more

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I have a drug test (urine) for the plants in 3 weeks I roll joints for my friends and accidentally licked my fingers will I fail?

I have a drug test (urine) for the plants in 3 weeks I roll joints for my friends and accidentally licked my fingers will I fail?

Depends: Are you exposed to the smoke from your friends? Second hand smoke is more likely to make you fail the test than licking your fingers. If you avoid any and all exposure to weed for the next three weeks, you should be okay. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can i get dirty urine by smelling unburned weed? Or fell a drug test urine or hair drug test or by kissing someone dose smoke weed thank you

not usually: Drug screens usually measure certain concentrations of a drug found in the system. Smelling mj or kissing someone who has smoked would not yield enough thc to test positive. ...Read more

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I took Clomid (clomiphene) for 5 days 50g. i got period after 45 days. Do i need to take clomid( on 2nd day) or blood test ? urine test is negative

I took Clomid (clomiphene) for 5 days 50g. i got period after 45 days. Do i need to take clomid( on 2nd day)  or blood test ? urine test is negative

Talk to doctor: It is unlikely that you are pregnant but you should talk to your doctor about the next step. You might need additional testing to see if you need to increase your dosage, add another medicine or change to a different medicine. It will depend on how many cycles you have had at this dose, whether you are ovulating, and why you are having problems conceiving. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does a woman know if she’s fertile or infertile? Is there a test to perform? Blood test? Urine test? Ultrasound? And when to do it if yes? Thanks!

How does a woman know if she’s fertile or infertile? Is there a test to perform? Blood test? Urine test? Ultrasound? And when to do it if yes? Thanks!

Fertility ?: At 32, if your periods are regular (28-34 days apart), ovulation occurs 14 days prior to a period, and "ovulation detection kits" are available in most pharmacies. If your period is delayed, and symptoms indicate pregnancy, a "home pregnancy test" may detect pregnancy if the period is 7-10 days late. Ask your gyn provider to discuss diagnostic measures if the preceding is not true of yours. ...Read more

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I'm having chest x-ray next week.If I have some blood test,urine tests done,are they will be able to see that I'm smoking just from the tests?

I'm having chest x-ray next week.If I have some blood test,urine tests done,are they will be able to see that I'm smoking just from the tests?

NO: but if you continue to smoke its effect will lead to several systemic diseases including cancer of lung then is too late .Please quit noe while you are ahead of the game. ...Read more

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I took a uti test. Urine shows leukocytes but no nitrites. Can bv cause that to happen? I have burning in vaginal opening as well

I took a uti test. Urine shows leukocytes but no nitrites. Can bv cause that to happen? I have burning in vaginal opening as well

Yes: Assuming the specimen was obtained by peeing in a cup, and not with a catheter, it is very common for Leukocytes (white blood or "pus" cells) to be washed into the cup from vaginal secretions. This can happen with or without a vaginal infection. Nitrites result from bacterial metabolism of normal nitrates in the urine, and indicate possibility of urinary infection. ...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