Top
30
Doctor insights on: Why Do Doctors Ask Us To Pee In Cups

Share
1

1
Why do I have to pee in a cup everytime I go to the doctors when im pregnant?

Why do I have to pee in a cup everytime I go to the doctors when im pregnant?

Assess for UTI: Your doctor wants to make sure you and your baby have the easiest, safest pregnancy possibly. Urinary tract infections in women are common, particularly in pregnancy, and can complicate the process. If you have a bladder infection, it is preferable to find out and treat it before you or your baby get sick. ...Read more

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


3

3
If im taking a pregnany test at the doctors and pee some of my urine into the toilet then. Into the cup will the results screw up?

If im taking a pregnany test at the doctors and pee some of my urine into the toilet then. Into the cup will the results screw up?

No prob: You may have been asked to provide a "mid-stream urine specimen" on a previous occasion, when the doctor was making sure you didn't have a bladder infection. This technique washes out the urethra from contamination and gives a more accurate answer. If you're checking for pregnancy, initial-, mid-, or late-stream urine doesn't matter; because the pregnancy hormone HCG is all mixed in there. ...Read more

4

4
Can you tell me if throughout a physical does the doctor make u pee in a cup if yes do we have to pee in front of the doctor and ur parent?

Can you tell me if throughout a physical does the doctor make u pee in a cup if yes do we have to pee in front of the doctor and ur parent?

Urinalysis included: In complete medical examination. You can urinate in private into a cup after cleansing urinary opening with soap towelettes. Does not have 2B in front of Dr, . nurse or parents. Foreskin must be retracted in uncircumcised males & labia separated in females. Mid-stream specimen is most reliable. ...Read more

6

6
I am going to the doctor for a checkup to get shots and they usually make me pee in a cup and prick my finger. What are these tests for?

I am going to the doctor for a checkup to get shots and they usually make me pee in a cup and prick my finger. What are these tests for?

Tests: Although urine and blood can be sent for various tests, the most common testing would be a urinalysis, checking for blood, protein, glucose, urine ph, signs of infection, and specific gravity of the urine. The finger prick would likely be to check the blood sugar. ...Read more

7

7
I have an ultrasound tomorrow only, not meeting doctor or ob yet. My question is will I still have to pee in cup? And if so, what if I don't want to

I have an ultrasound tomorrow only, not meeting doctor or ob yet. My question is will I still have to pee in cup? And if so, what if I don't want to

Pregnancy: You will probably be asked for a urine sample. But unless the doctor has reason to be concerned about drug use, this will only be for urinalysis, not drug screen. Urinalysis tests for color, cells, sugar, blood, etc to make sure you're healthy beginning your pregnancy. These things can change as pregnancy progresses, so baseline measures are needed. ...Read more

8

8
Doc I have another problem I seem to pee a lot. I go to the washroom like 5 times a day. I only drink one cup of coffee a day. No it doesn't burn?

Doc I have another problem I seem to pee a lot. I go to the washroom like 5 times a day. I only drink one cup of coffee a day. No it doesn't burn?

Time for urine test: For situations like this I recommend that my patients get a urine test - this will look for signs of infection (doesn't always burn), sugar (for diabetes) and other things. I also recommend an std test if they're sexually active and a prostate check. ...Read more

9

9
What does peeing in a cup tell the doctor? They said everything looked normal. Do doctors check for hCG levels that way?

What does peeing in a cup tell the doctor? They said everything looked normal. Do doctors check for hCG levels that way?

Late?: Usually doctors don't run a pregnancy test if they suspect you could be pregnant. Otherwise they check urine sugar, protein, blood, ph, concentration, ubg, white blood cells, nitrite (infections) that sort of thing. Ask to run a test if you need reassurance. ...Read more

10

10
How is STD testing done? Will I just have to pee in a cup, or will the doctor have to do an exam?

How is STD testing done? Will I just have to pee in a cup, or will the doctor have to do an exam?

U want accurate?: There are more than a dozen infections that can be passed sexually and a few can be sometimes be detected in your pee. If you have been exposed, the best evaluation is one done after a good history, exam and testing guided by the clinicians impressions. Since some STI's can result in your sterility or chronic life altering illness, you might want to get the best available evaluation. ...Read more

11

11
Can a er doctor gave a death twins fetus back to the mother in a pee cup and tell her to put them in the freezer?

Can a er doctor gave a death twins fetus back to the mother in a pee cup and tell her to put them in the freezer?

Not appropriate: Unless the mother ask for such thing.

it is very inappropriate to behave that way.

second if the mother did abort they have to send the specimen to pathology for confirmation.

I am sorry on behalf of all my colleague who think that was not a professional, or a moral behavior.

I am really sorry. ...Read more

12

12
I went for a checkup at my doctors office and they made me urine in a cup. What is that for?

I went for a checkup at my doctors office and they made me urine in a cup. What is that for?

Check for infection: Most doctors don't do this routinely anymore, but the doctor may have been looking for an infection, or protein in your urine as a sign of kidny trouble. ...Read more

13

13
I took a preg test at the doctors. I peed half of my urine into toilet and and thee rest into the cup. The result was neagtive. Did I mess up the test?

I took a preg test at the doctors. I peed half of my urine into toilet and and thee rest into the cup. The result was neagtive. Did I mess up the test?

No only need 3 drops: The tests I do only require 3 drops, or that I dip the test strip in 1/4 inch of urine.
More importantly, what did the doctor say? ...Read more

14

14
I do drink soda and water but at the doctors office for a drug screen im almost getting sick to get urine in the cup after drinking a gallon of water?

I do drink soda and water but at the doctors office for a drug screen im almost getting sick to get urine in the cup after drinking a gallon of water?

Drug screens: Is there some reason you might be anxious about doing the urine test? For instance, if concerned about possible results, providing urine might be more difficult. Other possibilities also. ...Read more

15

15
Why do they make you pee in a cup everytime you go to the doctor when you're pregnant?

Why do they make you pee in a cup everytime you go to the doctor when you're pregnant?

Evaluating for Pre-E: The reason we test urine each time you visit during pregnancy is to evaluate for a condition called pre- eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is a condition in pregancy associated with high blood pressure that can lead to damage to other organs, such as the kidneys. A urine test can let your physician know if you have signs of pre-eclampsia. However, this test is only part of the diagnosis (bp, headache, pain. ...Read more

16

16
When a pregnant woman goes to the doctor, why do they have her pee in a cup?

When a pregnant woman goes to the doctor, why do they have her pee in a cup?

Sugar / infection: The doctor is often screening the urine by urinalysis for sugar (diabetes), infection (uti - which can be associated with fetal growth and premature delivery issues) and protein. Abnormalities in this screening study prompt other tests and examinations. ...Read more

17

17
Can a doctor test for Creatinine & Kidney Function w/ a urine sample that is provided via OTC drug tests kits that use the cups a patient urinates in?

Can a doctor test for Creatinine & Kidney Function w/ a urine sample that is provided via OTC drug tests kits that use the cups a patient urinates in?

Can do a UA: Urinalysis measures some aspects of renal function but not all of them. A cup is a cup. Creatinine is measured in urine but is meaningless unless it's also measured in the serum. The whole business is tricky and confusing. Hope everything turns out well for you. ...Read more

18

18
My son is 4 months old. His doc told me to start feeding him. I'm trying to feed him pees but he won't eat it. Would it be fine if I put a lil surgar?

My son is 4 months old. His doc told me to start feeding him. I'm trying to feed him pees but he won't eat it. Would it be fine if I put a lil surgar?

No sugar: I would not put sugar in the food. It's better for your son to get used to the way food tastes without the added sugar. Babies can be picky at first and sometimes you have to keep offering a food repeatedly before they learn to like the flavor. It's ok to try a different food for a while and then go back to peas. Eating food is new for him and you. Just give him time. ...Read more

19

19
Do I have to take my child to the doctors if it burns when she goes pee? She is only 9 yearsold

Do I have to take my child to the doctors if it burns when she goes pee? She is only 9 yearsold

It would be a good: ... Idea. Her primary care physician should check her out for a possible urinary tract infection. This would involve a physical examination and urinalysis +/- culture. ...Read more

20

20
I always have to pee but doctors say they find nothing in my urine? Could it be anxiety? How can I stop it

I always have to pee but doctors say they find nothing in my urine? Could it be anxiety? How can I stop it

Frequent: urination is one of the classic 33 symptoms of anxiety. Have you talked with a psychologist about WHY you have anxiety? There are other possible medical causes that you might also check out (UTI's, etc.) but for now, here's a reference on anxiety:

http://www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/page2.html ...Read more

21

21
What to do if I have excrusiating pain when I pee doctors have no idea what it is I have had every precedure done?

What to do if I have excrusiating pain when I pee doctors have no idea what it is I have had every precedure done?

Still go to...: ... be rechecked to refine diagnosis & care. How to put all related things for good care together correctly? Please take time/patience to peruse articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html & http://www. Formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html. Thereby you gain much insight to work well with the doctor for better medical care. More? Contact me as needed. ...Read more

24

24
My 11 year old pees every night at his bed, which type of physician should I consult?

My 11 year old pees every night at his bed, which type of physician should I consult?

See below: Before you go and get a consult look on the internet at bedwetting sites. My youngest did this until 10 years old. So what we did was restrict fluids after 6 pm, bath-time at 9 pm, and then use an alarm to train them to wake themselves up and go to the bathroom. Try this approach, and also consider tonsils and snoring as signs of sleep disturbance. Good luck. ...Read more

26

26
In the morning when I pee I have extremely bad pain I'm 24 female I went to doc but said I was fine what can this be!?

In the morning when I pee I have extremely bad pain I'm 24 female I went to doc but said I was fine what can this be!?

See below: If it is not infection, it could be a condition called interstitial cystitis or you could be passing kidney stones. You may need to see a urologist if these symptoms persist. ...Read more

29

29
Doc. I'm seaman. I can't pee normally and have a pain in my side and my urine looks like bloody... What is this doc. What is the med? Pls help me..

Doc. I'm seaman. I can't pee normally and have a pain in my side and my urine looks like bloody... What is this doc. What is the med? Pls help me..

Need eval: Blood in the urine is never normal. You need to have an evaluation and urinalysis at least to get diagnosed and treated. Could be infection, could be kidney stones, etc. Etc. ...Read more

30

30
I had a bladder slingpput in a few days ago and now I can't pee on my own. I have to wear a cather bag. It's been five days. I go back to the doc t?

I had a bladder slingpput in a few days ago and now I can't pee on my own. I have to wear a cather bag. It's been five days. I go back to the doc t?

Sling: A sling is placed around the urethra to comprees it and treat stress urinary incontinence. Sometimes these slings are placed a little tighter and can cause urinary retention. Most of this problem usually resolves in a few days wearing a catheter. If it does not resolve the surgeon may have to go back and release at least one of the arms of the sling to relieve the obstruction. Known comp of proc. ...Read more

Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more