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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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1260mg of Uric acid in urine, levels on blood 4.5 what could cause these high urine reading. Total volume was 2600ml urine.

1260mg of Uric acid in urine, levels on blood 4.5 what could cause these high urine reading. Total volume was 2600ml urine.

Diet. Stop worrying.: The amount of uric acid that you put out daily is the result of how much DNA and RNA you metabolize. Unless you have considerable ongoing abnormal cell turnover (usually extra cell turnover in your marrow due to illness which will usually be obvious), this is mostly the result of your food preferences. A trip to the steak house can produce this lab result, and the health concern is zero. ...Read more

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What causes high urine sodium and normal blood sodium levels, and would such levels be related to recurrent episodes of hypokalemia?

What causes high urine sodium and normal blood sodium levels, and would such levels be related to recurrent episodes of hypokalemia?

Diet: If you eat more sodium, you pee more of it out. If you drink less water, there is less in which to dissolve whatever sodium you have may taken in. Don't look for a deeper meaning here. ...Read more

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Old blood found urine test.White blood count is also increased.urge to urinate.what can the most likely cause be? Woman 70

Old blood found urine test.White blood count is  also increased.urge to urinate.what can the most likely cause be? Woman 70

Urine infection: the most likely cause of this would be a urine infection; you probably need to get a urinalysis and urine culture and be started on appropriate antibiotics; unfortunately, cranberry juice does not really work. ...Read more

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Will high bloodsugar cause low creatin levels in urine? I had blood sugar levels of 300 and above and recently took a drug test that came back having low creatin levels.

Will high bloodsugar cause low creatin levels in urine? I had blood sugar levels of 300 and above and recently took a drug test that came back having low creatin levels.

Diluted urine: A low creatinine is not from elevated sugars, but from excessive water drinking, which is common in diabetics. It means you are drinking enough water to dilute your urine. It is not dangerous, but most drug tests will be considered "adulterated" - a failed test - if the creatinine is below 20. Get your diabetes under control asap. Continued high sugars are dangerous to your health. ...Read more

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My urine has an extremely high level of wbcs and blood in it. Urine cultures show no bacteria in urine. What can cause wbcs, blood, but no bacteria?

My urine has an extremely high level of wbcs and blood in it. Urine cultures show no bacteria in urine. What can cause wbcs, blood, but no bacteria?

See comment: What were your symptoms ? Why was a urine test done? Negative culture means no bacteria , but it depends on how it was cultured...Tuberculosis needs special culture...Sometimes a foreign body like stone a polup may shed wbc, s ; rbc, s, yet culture can be negative !;i in medicine the most important part in tne diagnosis in the history. ...Read more

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26 f, recent blood work showed low phosphorous level of 2.4 mg/dl (2.5-4.5 normal range) + leukocytes & microscopic blood in urine. Possible causes?

26 f, recent blood work showed low phosphorous level of 2.4 mg/dl (2.5-4.5 normal range) + leukocytes & microscopic blood in urine. Possible causes?

Low Phosphorous: You have 2 unrelated problems. You urine findings are compatible with a urinary tract infection. Sent off urine for culture to see if need antibiotics. Your low phosphorous (p) level, is not really that low. Repeat it and have the doctor order a calcium level as well. If you have a low p with a high ca, you may have primary hyperparathryoidism. A low p may also mean you eat a low protein diet. ...Read more

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I had a protein level of 8.3 in my blood. Also had ketones in my urine, uti, seizure at the time of blood work. What can be some causes?

I had a protein level of 8.3 in my blood. Also had ketones in my urine, uti, seizure at the time of blood work. What can be some causes?

Dehydration is one: Although it shouldn't cause seizure it causes high protein in blood and ketones. Especially when associated with much alcohol or severe dieting. Of course diabetes is another cause but you would've known it by now. Also, urine sepsis could cause this bec of urine and blood infections cause nausea and vomiting and dehydration. Other rare conditions include myeloma but i doubt. ...Read more

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I've blood in my urine that causes strong urine odor ?

I've blood in my urine that causes strong urine odor ?

Blood in urnine: You need to see your doc ASAP. He/she will let you know what is happening and help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What causes trace amounts of protien and blood in the urine? Also, a high ph?

What causes trace amounts of protien and blood in the urine? Also, a high ph?

Many causes: Common causes of both protein and blood in urine include, glomerular disease, kidney infection, urinary tumors and infections. Please discuss the matter with your doctor for an evaluation. See this site for more information on protein in urine. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/protein-in-urine/my00630. ...Read more

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Why would someone have normal levels of homocysteine in their blood, but high levels of homocysteine in their urine?

Homocystinuria is a: Disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance. Both parents pass on a mutation of either the mthfr gene on the short arm of chromosome (chr.) 1 or the cbs gene on the long arm of chr. 21, causing deficiency in the respective enzymes for which they code. A metabolic geneticist, hematologist or cardiologist can help your doctor with diagnosis.Some specific forms of hcu respond to specific treatment. ...Read more

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Can hernia cause blood in the urine?

Can hernia cause blood in the urine?

No hernia does not: Blood in urine can be gross(visible)or microscopic (more than3to5 red blood cells per high power field when viewed under gagnification) called hematuria gross hematuria can vary in colour from pink to bright red.Gross hematuria usually present to the doctor as a complaint, but mocroscopic is seen in urune test. Causes are infections, stones, tumours, bodys clotting system or blood thinner drugs. ...Read more

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Can a hernia cause blood in the urine?

Can a hernia cause blood in the urine?

No it does not: Blood in urine can be gross(visible)or microscopic (more than3to5 red blood cells per high power field when viewed under gagnification) called hematuria gross hematuria can vary in colour from pink to bright red.Gross hematuria usually present to the doctor as a complaint, but mocroscopic is seen in urune test. Causes are infections, stones, tumours, bodys clotting system or blood thinner drugs. ...Read more

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Could cancer cause blood in the urine?

Could cancer cause blood in the urine?

Yes: It can be infection, stone, cancer or a variety of other problems. See your doctor. www.peedoc.com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Doea a hernia cause blood in your urine?

Blood from hernia: If you have a hernia without problems then it is unlikely to be from hernia. ...Read more

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What causes blood and protein to be in my urine?

What causes blood and protein to be in my urine?

Blood & protein : Urinary tract infection / kidney disease / kidney stone / recent instrumentation of the bladder & urinary tract are the common causes of blood and protein in the urine. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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Could high blood sugar always cause sweet urine taste?

Could high blood sugar always cause sweet urine taste?

Sweet urine: Probably yes but who tastes their urine? Are you keeping track of your blood sugar. If not please see a diabetes educator to get yourself under control. ...Read more

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Do blood and urine tests tested for sugar levels as well?

Do blood and urine tests tested for sugar levels as well?

Both are tested!: Glucose is routinely tested in a chemical profile in a doctors office. Virtually all urine tests look for sugar in the urine! ...Read more

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What are the common causes for dark urine / blood in the urine?

What are the common causes for dark urine / blood in the urine?

Many things: Infection, increased bilirubin (which can be from a liver problem or blood destruction). There is a rare disorder called paroxsymal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Could be bleeding from the kidney. The most common would be an infection. ...Read more

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What is the cause of swollen testicules and blood in the urine?

What is the cause of swollen testicules and blood in the urine?

See a urologist.: These findings usually do not present together, except in cases of a urinary tract infection that has spread to the epididymus and testicles. There is often pain and fever. Blood in the urine must be evaluated. A urologist can get a history, perform an exam, and test your urine, and from there order appropriate imaging tests or possibly a cystoscopy. ...Read more

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Other than cancer, what would cause microscopic blood in the urine?

Other than cancer, what would cause microscopic blood in the urine?

Microhematuria: One of the most common referrals for urologic evaluation. Infection, kidney stones, enlarged prostate, blood thinner use, and many other issues can cause this condition. If persistent then you need to see a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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