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What does it mean when blood is found in a pregnant woman urine?

What does it mean when blood is found in a pregnant woman urine?

Some causes--> labor: Blood in a urine specimen could be from an infection in the bladder or kidney or from contamination. Seeing blood "down there" can also be associated with placental bleeding, bloody show from the cervix, even bleeding from hemorrhoids. It is difficult for a pregnant women to know the cause and the effects of such bleeding including labor. Calling an OB asap for exam and evaluation is important. ...Read more

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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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Did blood work and urine sample for woman physical exam. Everything came back normal except for "hemoglobin 1+" in urine sample. What could this mean?

Did blood work and urine sample for woman physical exam. Everything came back normal except for "hemoglobin 1+" in urine sample. What could this mean?

Possibilities...: This means there was a small amount of microscopic blood in the urine sample. One of the most common reasons for a female is having your menses at the time the sample was obtained. Another common reason is if a catheter was inserted to obtain the sample. If neither of these explains it, it might be best to repeat the urine test and pursue further tests if the blood is still present. ...Read more

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What could it mean if a woman start seeing light blood then it stops && tha next day its dark && its not her period? Could she be pregnant without knowing

What could it mean if a woman start seeing light blood then it stops && tha next day its dark && its not her period? Could she be pregnant without knowing

Take a test : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. We usually suspect pregnancy when you miss your period. Not when you're having it more frequently. Consider birth-control to help regulate your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Help please! could blood in female pee mean pregnancy?

Help please! could blood in female pee mean pregnancy?

Usually not: Blood in your urine could be due to menstruation or an abnormal uterine bleeding, but more commonly blood in urine means there is something gone wrong in your urinary system. This needs to be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Isnt hcg level meant to be 0 if your not pregnant. why do some women have small amounts, under 5 in thier blood.

Isnt hcg level meant to be 0 if your not pregnant. why do some women have small amounts, under 5 in thier blood.

Pituitary: Pituitary makes a small amount of HCG, therefore a level of less then 5 is considered normal for non-pregnant state. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...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