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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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Urine test doc called saying high amounts ketones in urine I have been exhausted and peeing a lot also thirsty and dizzy, 19 yrs could be diabetic?

Urine test doc called saying high amounts ketones in urine I have been exhausted and peeing a lot also thirsty and dizzy, 19 yrs could be diabetic?

Yes, likely: Diabetes needs to be excluded from what you described. Stated an other way, you are diabetic unless proven otherwise. Please follow-up with your doctor at the earliest. ...Read more

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I am taking adderal , 20mg xr. I don't not take it on weekends. I was asked to take urine test at doctors and am afraid it won't show up?

I am taking adderal , 20mg xr.  I don't not take it on weekends.  I was asked to take urine test at doctors and am afraid it won't show up?

Tell doctor: Whether it shows up depends on when you last took your medicine, and when you provide your urine for the drug test. Tell the doctor how you've been taking your adderall. If other drugs also show up that are of concern, that's a different issue. ...Read more

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What can urine test at the doctors check for?

What can urine test at the doctors check for?

Many things:: Kidney disease by presence of protein, cells &/or casts, urinary tract infection, blood found in utis kidney stones or urinary tract cancer, diabetes, urinary acidity & urine specific gravity demonstrating ability to concentrate or dilute urine, bilirubin elevated with jaundice or liver disease and presence of ketones ketones which demonstrate starvation. ...Read more

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Can doctors give a estimated due date from a urine test?

No: Need an ultrasound for any kind of realistic date estimation. Even blood test very broad range early and becomes less specific as level rises / time passes. ...Read more

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Done 2 early predictor tests one was a good positive a day later later in the day was still positive but not as bright pink doctors urine test preg?

Done 2 early predictor tests one was a good positive a day later later in the day was still positive but not as bright pink doctors urine test preg?

Not signficant: Urine pregnancy tests are highly variable in how dark the line is when you are pregnant. A variation in the darkness or color of the line in two tests done the same day is probably not significant. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my doctor wants another urine test after my standard second test two week after getting treated for Chymdia?

What does it mean when my doctor wants another urine test after my standard second test two week after getting treated for Chymdia?

Treatment Confirm: Many excellent physicians retest to confirm treatment success. I would hope you were also treated for Gonorrhea since most of these infections can be co-infections. ...Read more

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What can cause your urine to have a strong odor, I have taken urine test at my doctor and nothing comes up.

What can cause your urine to have a strong odor, I have taken urine test at my doctor and nothing comes up.

Diet & fluid intake: if you have had tests to rule out infection in urine then strong odor usually relates to not drinking enough fluids and having concentrated urine Some foods, medications, vitamins and herbal supplements can also cause urine to have stronger odor. ...Read more

Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more