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Why Does My Urine Have Sugar In It
Most often: food!: The first thing that comes to mind, of course, is diabetes. But for many pregnant women, kidney function changes. Often, the same morning a pregnant women drinks a big glass of orange juice, we'll find sugar in her urine sample. However, that is not to say we ignore the findings -- all pregnant women do get tested for gestational diabetes between 24 and 28 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Diagnosis First: It depends where it is coming from. It may be from the filtering units, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, or urethra. The presence of other factors in the urine, symptoms, and patient's age all will suggest a likely source, and order of investigations to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doesn't mean much: Bacteria is sometimes found in urine for a variety of reasons. Bacteria is often a contaminant. Bacteria is only significant when the patient has signs and symptoms of infection ( burning, frequency, urgency, pressure in the bladder, fever, etc.) or when the organism is clearly a pathogenic organism - such as pseudomonas - and has no business in the urine. ...Read more
Many times normal: Diabetes of pregnancy is a condition screened for with a one hour sugar test, generally done around 7 months of pregnancy. Pregnant women can develop 'leaky' kidneys and spill some sugar in their urine but this does not mean they have diabetes of pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bubbles in my urine that don't go away immediately. What does it mean? I do have slightly elevated blood uric acid. Is it kidney disease?
Bubbly urine : Foamy urine is a sign of high protein levels. That can occur due highly concentrated urine with normal amounts of protein, or due to normally concentrated urine having too much protein. In the morning the urine is often concentrated due to s lack of water intake overnight. Persistent foaminess should be investigated by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How high ?: Glucose can be reabsorbed by the kidneys until the blood level exceeds about 130 mg/dl. Once the blood glucose exceeds 130 glucose starts "spilling" out in the urine. Blood glucose can therefore be abnormally high, up to about 130 without any evidence of glucose in the urine. Once above that level typically it will show up in the urine as well. ...Read more
Why is it I have white cells elevated in my urine yet when they do the urine culture nothing grows?
Other causes: Chlamydia, mycoplasma, and some possibly-immune bladder conditions can do this, and since you are a woman, there are always white cells in the vagina and doing the "clean catch" maneuver you're supposed to do for the urine is difficult or impossible. Don't forget TB or one of the obscure kidney diseases may also be considerations. Good luck, and correlate with your clinical findings. ...Read more
Blood in the urine: must always be worked up,unless it is contaminated from mensturation. ...Read more
Urine results: Leukocytes/white blood cells indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of whole blood in the urine. Ketones are breakdown products of fats/fatty acids & seen in fasting or starvation. Lab findings must be taken in a clinical context; we would need to know what symptoms, issues, or other info available if any to help evaluate. ...Read more
Blood in urine: If there is a trace of blood and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more
Means U have k stone: Kidney stones, usually are associated with heaturia (blood in urine) to various extents. Blood can be as little as to be invisible & only seen my microscope, medium to give urine a pink tinge or urine can be grossly bloody & even contain small clots. All it means is that u have a kidney stine that has punctured a blood capillary or small vein causing it to bleed. Stone may still pass on its own. ...Read more
I have blood in my stool what does it mean? Also im extremely low in iron does in have anything to do with the blood in my stool?
I : I know that you are feeling really worried about the blood in your semen, but you only need to post the question once. Duplicating your question wonâ€™t bring a doctorâ€™s answer any faster. Now, first things first. Take a deep slow breath in and then slowly exhale. Try to relax. I can tell from some of the questions that you posted that you are worried you might have cancer or maybe even a sexually transmitted disease. Having blood mixed in with your semen is called hematospermia. If you are a man who is less than age 50 and blood in the semen is your only symptom, there is a good possibility that the blood is not due to something serious. What kind of symptoms might you have if the blood is caused by a more serious problem? : pain with urination or ejaculation, blood in your urine, pain of your scrotum, testicles or lower back, a fever, a discharge from your penis, or swelling of your genitalia or groin. Ok, take a deep breath and exhale slowly again. Here are some of those more serious causes of blood mixed with your semen: a sexually transmitted disease, inflammation of the prostate, the urethra or the epididymis, a cyst, a tumor, a stone or a polyp. This is not an all inclusive list. Just because there is blood in with your ejaculate, doesn't mean that you have some horrible disease. Call your doctor and get examined. If you have a condition causing the blood, the doctor will evaluate you to find out what it is. However, if it is not due to something that is problematic, there might not be an answer about why it occured. Things happen. Be calm - get checked. ...Read more
I : I cannot tell you the reason that you have blood in your semen. Blood in the semen is called hematospermia. Some possible causes are inflammation of the seminal vesicles. Infection of the seminal vesicles, urethra, testicles, prostate or epididymis can cause blood. It is not uncommon not to be able to figure out the cause. ...Read more
Albumin = good news: Good not to have Albumin or protein in urine. Elevated cholesterol levels havenothing to do with uti's. Utis almost invariable are caused by bacteria reaching the bladder, attaching themselves to bladder wall and multiplying. Levevated cholesterol is due in part to genetic factors & in part to diet. Advise a low cholesterol diet & your dr. Will prescribe statins if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
What doe it mean when you have sugar in your urine? I have a lot of discomfort when i lay on my side and constant urgency to urine.
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