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Urine Reducing Substances
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
Probaly sediment: Urinary sediment in an alkaline urine (non-acid) is usually due to phosphatic debris which is a normal finding. If like gravel or sand can indicate possible kidney stone disease. Occasionally lining cells of the urinary tract can be sloughed. Similarly yeast or fungus can be white stuff in the urine, but, would usually be syptomatic. Don't worry white sediment is seldom a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Reddish vs red drops: How it looks makes a difference here. The best way to get information is to give details to provider and get urine studies. Typically blood in the urine is associated with a bladder infection. There are other causes from common contamination (like during a period) to unusual conditions mentioned by the other doctors answering this. The only way to know if there is a problem, what to do = see a doc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hi I am south indian.How does pregnancy test work?Does the sample(blood or urine)taken will contain some substances which confirms pregnancy?
Yes.: The HCG in the sample reacts with the reagents in the test strip, and if positive it changes color. ...Read more
Twice this week found sticky substance from urine.... What could it be? Is it dangerous? Nb: I have not masturbated for two weeks..
Secretions: That's likely prostatic secretions. Harmless and can build up if you haven't ejaculated recently. ...Read more
Is it possible to get a false negative on a zinc toxicity test? I had zinc, copper and lead testing done. My zinc results in blood and urine were at the high end of normal. My lead was negative but my copper results came back as low. I have all of the
Any : Any test has a risk of being a false negative or even false positve for that matter. Heavy metal toxicity/poisoning is a very difficult issue, and has been a challenge for a lot of doctors. I recommend you consult a medical toxicologist. These doctors specialize in poison and metal toxicity. If you have already done so, i suggest a second opinion by another doctor in the field. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a Strong embarrassing Urine odor, there's no itching or burning .Urine just smells deadly, what are any ways to get rid of it?
I started feeling bloated and some painful pressure in my lower abdomen & some lower back pain after i had a urine infection. Should i be worried?
Male, 47. Painful urination for a few days, cloudy urine, unusual sour/fishy smell to urine. What could cause this? Urination not more frequent.
Can a woman have an enlarged prostate? I have to strain so hard to pass urine, it hurts my head.. I just discovered a very sticky, clear substance lining my rectum.There are other symptoms but these are the 2 that worry me.
What does it mean when a urine specimen given for drug screening comes back with untestable because of gel like substance?
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