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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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Is it necessary to take morning urine as sample while pregnancy strip test?

Is it necessary to take morning urine as sample while pregnancy strip test?

AM urine for preg: The time of the sample that you use for testing for uHCG depends upon the kit that you use. Please follow the kits directions. ...Read more

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When doing a home pregnancy test with sticking the stick in a sample of urine, does it matter how much urine there is in there?

When doing a home pregnancy test with sticking the stick in a sample of urine, does it matter how much urine there is in there?

Hard to tell: Without knowing more details about the test, there is no way to tell, whether the amount of urine matters. The test instructions in addition to containing information on how to perform the test what potential pitfalls are. ...Read more

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Is a pregnancy test from planned parenthood 18 days after sex accurate enough? (They only take urine samples)

Is a pregnancy test from planned parenthood 18 days after sex accurate enough? (They only take urine samples)

Probably: When discussing pregnancy nothing is ever 100% because unusual things do happen. Ovulation can come late and by some miracle the sperm live longer than expected, but 18 days sounds good in most cases. ...Read more

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My period lasted 3 days which is unusual, spotting blood, pregnancy test negative, pregnancy symptoms, urine sample ok. Whay could it be?

My period lasted 3 days which is unusual, spotting blood, pregnancy test negative, pregnancy symptoms, urine sample ok. Whay could it be?

Probably fine: If the bleeding happened at the right time, you are probably OK. Implantation bleeding can happen at the same time, though, so if you are concerned about pregnancy, check a test. ...Read more

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Can u use blood instead of urine in a normal urine home pregancy test?

Can u use blood instead of urine in a normal urine home pregancy test?

No: Home pregnancy tests kits are designed for testing urine only. Use first morning urine and do the test 4-5 days after a missed period. ...Read more

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Could i still be pregnat if i took a urine pregancy test and it was negative?

Could i still be pregnat if i took a urine pregancy test and it was negative?

Trust the test: The first step is to repeat a home pregnancy test. They are quick, reliable and easy to do. If the test is negative then you are not pregnant. In that case you can monitor the cycle over the next few days and schedule a visit with an obgyn to discuss birth control. If the pregnancy test is positive then you will need to see an obgyn soon to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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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


Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more