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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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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?

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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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 (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). If other drugs also show up that are of concern, that's a different issue. ...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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Will a plan b test show up on a doctors urine test before surgery, 5 days after taking it?

Will a plan b test show up on a doctors urine test before surgery, 5 days after taking it?

No: A routine urine before surgery would check for normal kidney function, diabetes and infection and, depending on the type of surgery, a pregnancy test may be done as well. Plan b is a drug containing progesterone hormones similar to your naturally occurring hormone, but taken as a bolus, it interferes with ovulation and helps to prevent pregnancy. ...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

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What if it's a weird thin line. But every other ten pregancy tests. And same with a doc urine test was Negitive.

What if it's a weird thin line. But every other ten pregancy tests. And same with a doc urine test was Negitive.

Blood test for HCG: If urine tests are inconclusive and you have missed your period, you may wish to get a blood test for HCG level. ...Read more

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None of my meds showed up in toxasure urine test doc won't fill ansiety or pain meds that I have been on 20 years what do I do?

None of my meds showed up in toxasure urine test doc won't fill ansiety or pain meds that I have been on 20 years what do I do?

See another doc: Urine drug tests are designed to detect ONLY those drugs the test is made to test. They do not detect all meds, substances, drugs, etc. If you feel your anxiety and pain issues are not adequately treated, my try another doctor. Find someone who will do more than prescribe meds to treat/control symptoms but rather work with you to get to root cause of your anxiety/pain issues and heal them. ...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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How come some doctors advise you not take a urine test before or during your period.

How come some doctors advise you not take a urine test before or during your period.

Contamination risk: During your period, it would be difficult to collect urine without contamination with menstrual discharge.
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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If urine test at doctors came back negative at docs and your two weeks late could you be pregnant?

If urine test at doctors came back negative at docs and your two weeks late could you be pregnant?

Nature is difficult: No lab test is 100% accurate. If you've been sexual with a fertile male you could be pregnant. It's pretty simple to several home pregnancy tests a week or so apart. If you are still in doubt see your doctor who can order more accurate tests. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I sent a urine test to my doctor because I thought I had a mild bladder infectio, the doc wants me to go back?

What do you advise if I sent a urine test to my doctor because I thought I had a mild bladder infectio, the doc wants me to go back?

Follow advice: There are many reasons why physicians call patients to return for follow up after an abnormal test, and the appointments should always be scheduled as requested. ...Read more

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I have long stringy mucus from my vaginal area and not sure why. Did an evaluation a few months ago and urine test but my doc said its nothing!?

I have long stringy mucus from my vaginal area and not sure why. Did an evaluation a few months ago and urine test but my doc said its nothing!?

Likely normal: It is normal for a young woman to have stringy mucus, especially around ovulation. If you develop other symptoms, e.g., change in color of discharge, itching, or a rash, see your doctor again. ...Read more

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Blood work all normal but urine showed bilirubin at a + Doctors not concerned though this is the second urine test on it as both tested positive.

Blood work all normal but urine showed bilirubin at a + Doctors not concerned though this is the second urine test on it as both tested positive.

Lab error: If your serum conjugated bilirubin is normal, this result is an error. Your physician may want to give the pathologist at the lab a call. ...Read more

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How long will Suboxone show up in my urine test. I only have 4 mg left and I go to the doctor on wed@ 6 pm if I take the 4mg now will it still show up?

How long will Suboxone show up in my urine test. I only have 4 mg left and I go to the doctor on wed@ 6 pm if I take the 4mg now will it still show up?

Yes: Do want it to show up or not show up? It will show up. Do you need to talk with your dr. About taking more than you're supposed to and running out too soon? I like it when my patients are open and honest with me, so we can best work together to solve the problems. ...Read more

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Tested positive on leukocytes in my urine with Azo urine test, but at the doctors the culture came back negative. But I don't understand how my urine?

Tested positive on leukocytes in my urine with Azo urine test, but at the doctors the culture came back negative. But I don't understand how my urine?

Urine WBC, UTI, STD?: The Azo urine leukocytes (WBC) test gives a clue about urinary tract infection, but that's all. WBCs can appear in the urine from vulva or vaginal fluids if not a good "clean catch" specimen. Discuss with doctor if you have typical UTI symptoms (urgency, burning). If not, retest and don't worry if leukocytes normal. STDs also can cause urine WBC with negative culture, so get checked if at risk. ...Read more

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I'm having pregnancy symptoms but I went to the doctors and the urine test was negative but everyday when I get up in the morning before I eat it grows?

I'm having pregnancy symptoms but I went to the doctors and the urine test was negative but everyday when I get up in the morning before I eat it grows?

What grows?: If you did the test correctly and did it 4-5 days after a missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may wish to repeat the test is you are 7-10 past the day you expected your period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What kind of urine test do pain management doctor use?

What kind of urine test do pain management doctor use?

UT testing: This really depends on the practice. The majority of Pain doctors do both in office and outside Lab testing for confirmation. PAin doctors do very strict and sophisticated testing. The outside labs use GCMS which is very accurate. ...Read more

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When does a doctor order a breath test instead of a urine test?

When does a doctor order a breath test instead of a urine test?

Method selection: The method chosen (breath, blood, urine, etc.) depends on the substance being measured, how it reacts with the body (metabolites, etc.) the performance and availability of the test. Some substances are more easily detected by breath tests (e.g. alcohol, ammonia) while others may be concentrated in urine (most drugs of abuse.) ...Read more

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I am prescribed 0.25 xanax (alprazolam) and my doctor had me to do a urine test, it did not show up, why?

I am prescribed 0.25 xanax (alprazolam) and my doctor had me to do a urine test, it did not show up, why?

Either you missed: Doses or there was lab error (unlikely). Do you take the drug every day? It should have showed up. ...Read more

Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more