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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 sodium in urine a sign of hellp?

Is sodium in urine a sign of hellp?

Yes it can be: Practically close to 100 %! of sodium that is filtered by our kidney in the part of your kidney called glomeruli is almost 100 % reabsorbed later by your kidney this is called fractional sodium reabsorption and abnormal fractional reabsorption is a sign od serious kidney insufficiency. ...Read more

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Is blood in urine a sign of bladder cancer?

Is blood in urine a sign of bladder cancer?

Needs attention: It is not normal to have even a trace blood in the urine , it could simple infection, or early kidney damage, or even a tumor need to see your physician to find the cause. ...Read more

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Is having wbcs in urine a sign of hiv?

Is having wbcs in urine a sign of hiv?

HIV: Wbcs can be present in the urine for many different reasons, most commonly simple utis. It is not a sign of hiv. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV please go and get tested asap, better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Is the smell of urine a sign of diabetes?

Is the smell of urine a sign of diabetes?

It could: It could be a sing of diabetes, or medications, foods, and other things. See a doctor and tell them about it. ...Read more

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What is a dangerous amouunt of blood in urine specimen?

What is a dangerous amouunt of blood in urine specimen?

RBC's in urine: Hematuria is not normal and is seen in bleeding in the urinary tract and could be due to a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. Have your urine cultured and if you have hematuria with no uti, see a urologist for evaluation . If you do have a uti, have your urine analyzed after the infection to make sure it resolves. If not, see a urologist. ...Read more

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Is sugar in my urine be a sign of diabetes?

Is sugar in my urine be a sign of diabetes?

It is possible.: Normally your kidney who is urine producer, may function as a valve helping boby to eliminate excess of suger. To answer your question with sertainty your blood has tobe properly tested. Thus, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does having a trace of blood in a urine test mean?

What does having a trace of blood in a urine test mean?

Well,: In medicine, blood in urine is the presence of red blood cells in the urine, ranging from trace blood to gross blood in urine. It may be benign, or it can be a sign that there is a kidney stone or a tumor in the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, prostate, and urethra). If white blood cells are found in addition to red blood cells, then it is a signal of urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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I know sugar in the urine is a symptom of diabetes, but can sugar in the urine be a symptom of kidney cancer?

I know sugar in the urine is a symptom of diabetes, but can sugar in the urine be a symptom of kidney cancer?

Not typically: The isolated finding of increased blood sugar in the urine would not typically be associated with kidney cancer. Blood in the urine is the most common finding for those patients although it is somewhat of a non specific finding. ...Read more

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What does a lot of blood in urine mean?

What does a lot of blood in urine mean?

Time to see urology: This is serious. It can be infection, stone, cancer or many other things but it needs to be checked out. In a 24 year old woman it's probably infection but you need to be cultured and treated. ...Read more

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What is a small amount of blood in phlegm mean?

What is a small amount of blood in phlegm mean?

Hemoptysis: There are many possibilities. The most common cause is bronchitis but there are serious causes as well so this should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Is white sediment in urine a sign of infection?

Is white sediment in urine a sign of infection?

Not necessarily: It could simply be salts precipitating out as the urine hits the toilet water. On the other hand if you are having white discharge from the urethra (tube running from bladder out), then this should be seen by a doctor pronto. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a urine test that is called uwbc is in the 6-10 range is that indicative of a urinary tract infection?

If a urine test that is called uwbc is in the 6-10 range is that indicative of a urinary tract infection?

Urinalysis: Generally, we accept no more than 2 white cells in the macroscopic exam. More cells than that are abnormal and often reflect a urinary tract infection. I would definitely repeat the test (it is inexpensive) to make sure it was a "clean" catch, but if it is still abnormal, your provider will want to send a sample for culture to determine the proper antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Is having a small amount of blood in your urine detected post menstral a concern?

Check it : If you are sure it is coming from the bladder it may be a simple bladder infection . There are other causes of blood in the urine but i would have this checked first. ...Read more

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Is protien and blood in your urine a bad sign?

Is protien and blood in your urine a bad sign?

Likely yes: Combination can be present with medical kidney diseases such as glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis, hypertension etc. Blood can be sign of urinary tract malignancy or kidney stone & protein can be a "red herring". Bottom line is that it needs to be worked up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more