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Iodine In Urine
I recently received these lab results: Saliva Iodine 88 ug/dL, Saliva Iodine 1 PPM, Urine Iodine 45 ug/dL, Urine Iodine 0 PPM.
TSH is 1.75 Normal?
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
Had WBC of 16 and 5000+ in urine but docs cannot find where the infection is coming from to treat hd CT w IV contrast n drank iodine normal CT finding?
Ultrasound detected concrement 5 mm without acoustic shadow. The urine test is ok, no cristals. It was concluded that it needs to differentiate between stone and kidney calcification. Can CT scan without contrast clarify it? I have iodine allergy.
This is a question for the radiologist. Would an MRI without any contrast be helpful? Are you truly allergic to iodide as it's in salt and other substances you probably were exposed to. Having had an allergic reaction to contrast in the past is definitely a warning sign, however and it would be dangerous to be exposed to it.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Meds/foods/metabolsm: Green urine can be traced to food dyes, indego blue, metheline blue( a med )biliverdin (a breakdown product of liver wastes).If urine with various metabolic wastes come in contact with other chemicals it can turn green. If you face this issue: try keeping an exposure diary listing everything you eat or drink +otc or prescribed meds or herbals & take it all in for reviw by your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urinary retention: It is not good idea to hold urine habitually for longer period because bladder contracts and relaxes by nerves. Holding effects bladder muscles, nerves and natural reflexes. Also urinary retention make you prone for urinary infection. Of course, rarely in exceptional situation, it is advisable to hold! ...Read more