Urine test too dilute

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This time we're pretty stumped b/c of the appearance of his urine. No blood at all in it. It is highly, highly dilute, even when his water intake is restricted. Plus, the vomiting shouldn't be going on. The vet is a bit mystified by it. All his chemistries (he had an extensive panel) came back completely normal yesterday. CBC only showed an elevated WBC. Culture is pending so he's on Clavamox starting today. Why would his urine be so dilute?
Drinking too much water can dilute your urine, but usually your morning urine is the best to test with. The test may be accurate, but some women don't get positive results as soon as others. A blood test would be the most accurate, so I would contact your doctor if period doesn't come.
I wanted to tell my hubby by poas. It came out negative... I had peed too much that day, and my urine was too diluted. So, I say....yep, it's possible!
I'm wondering if anything could have effected this urine test. The fact he refused to retest with blood test bothers me. I take my relationship with my physicians very seriously & I know how difficult it can be to find great PM physicians. But without trust & mutual respect there isn't the right relationship. Anyone have thoughts on how this test came back like this? I've worked in the courthouse & we use urine tests because they're cheap.
Jake will be put on a food to acidify his urine (which is loaded with crystals and very alkaline). Anyone who has experience with this--can he take vitaminC to help acidify his urine, too? How much (he's 65 pounds) should he take, if he can take it at all? Cranberry tablets? Might they help, too? Any recipes for treats to make to help with this? (he can only eat the special food, NO EXTRA TREATS AT ALL).
Hi ... and I too hope you won't need to be back, but you are very welcome to join in discussions, because the experience and knowledge gained during this period may just be helpful to someone else. We are really just one huge self-help group here. Anyway, just wanted to add that the earliest sign of kidney disease or kidney failure is actually seen through changes in the urine, and that can appear sometimes many months and even a year or two before other symptoms begin to become more obvious.
Should I accept that as the final result and move on with my life, or did the blood in urine dilute the urine. I'm 24yrs old and not that experience or knowledgable. This whole thing made me realise how little I knew about my body. Thanks...
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I know after I was diagnosed and being treated I had to go for a blood test every week to check kidney function and a 24 hour urine test once a month to check for the amount of protein in the urine. I hope everyone on here gets checked for kidney problems. It is best to find them before they damage your kidney. Best of luck!
thans hatewaiting i just read the post but now that i am looking at my second hpt test there is a line if i put it against the first one it looks like a line . when i took the first test i was drinking a lot of water and then i remembered that water can dilute the results tehn with the second one i tried to hold it a little longer . so when dh comes hiome from work he says he will look at iot. he wass very disappointed but i sdtill have hope almost 4 days and still no period i want to know.
Some people, yes, don't show up on a pregnancy test when their period is late but this is rare and is usually due to the fact that they either ovulated later than they though - so their period is going to be later and it was too early to test, or they haven't used first morning urine so their urine was too diluted to pick up the hCG hormone in early pregnancy. If you know when you ovulated and your period is late a test should accurately show up an answer whether you're pregnant or not.
I would even recommend not drinking too much water or liquid prior to going to bed so as not to dilute your urine also. Good luck and let us know what the outcome is!!
If you drink tons of water shortly before the test, you could have a problem = they often test for Specific Gravity (i.e. how dilute it is) and if it is too dilute, they will make you retest (they would suspect tampering). On the positive side, by the time you re-test, you have an excellent chance of being clean. That is, as long as you don't use after the test. :) Good luck. Be careful. Seems that these things tend to catch up with you eventually. Something to think about.
Yeah, the water could dilute the HCG. You really don't have to wait for first morning urine. Just hold your pee in for an hour (at the least 45 minutes) and you should get an accurate result. You don't have to hold it in all night. I am telling you this because I give preg. tests to women all the time at a clinic.
for my hpt). Is it possible that he was right? Would drinking too much water dilute my hpt? Thanks for being there....All I want to do now is go to bed (at 5:30) and wake up tomorrow for my blood test!
The urine test is a NAAT type test and is very accurate with a very low false positive rate. But, if the urine collected is too dilute and not the first void of the day, the urine test has a high false negative rate. Based on this, the swab test ,specifically the Gen probe or a culture give the most dependable result (specificity and sensitivity). Take care.
Fluids will affect the test whether they are coffee or water, if they dilute your urine too much for the test to be effective. Read the instructions that came with the test and see if you did exactly what they said to do.
Hepatitis C generally doesn't cause any self-observable symptoms at all until one has had it for 20-30 years and it has caused a considerable amount of liver damage. Yellow urine is NORMAL. The intensity of the color varies with how dilute it is (how much water you've been drinking). Ask specifically for an HCV PCR test to put your mind at ease, avoid any future behaviors that you perceive as risky, and work with someone on ridding yourself of these anxieties. Good luck.
Too-dilute urine can affect a test and give a negative result, but I have never heard there is any medication that can make a positive pregnancy test into a negative one (unless, of course, it is methotrexate, which ends the pregnancy).
I captured the urine in a cup and dipped the test in. I held it in and counted for the five seconds, but it did not seem like the urnie was flowing (it may have only been 10 seconds I was waiting, but seemed like a long time) so I dipped it really quick again and I saw the urine start to seep through. It came back positive, but I wasn't sure how sensitive the test were, if my dipping again my have thrown off the result. On the instructions it highlights 5 seconds.
Did you retest? I like the tests that say "pregnant" or "not pregnant" - takes the guess work out of whether or not you are really seeing a line.
If your urine is too dilute, this could definitely effect the ability to detect HCG on a urine test - for this reason, it is recommended that first morning urine is used with a HPT as the HCG is more concentrated at this time. You could always take another test first thing in the morning this weekend. "im in nursing school and have used my stethoscope as well down there and found a heartbeat that cant be my own, different rhythm." You are not detecting a babies heartbeat.
flora in your gi tract which should help keep the yeast issue away in your anal area if that's what is going on. another urine test and exam to rule out prostatitis and urine infections would be helpful. You'd have to specifically ask for them to test your urine for yeast to see if that is the problem.
Hmm. Well, although it's possible that I smell bad, I'm pretty sure that's not the case. I bathe every morning and wear clean clothes everyday. However, I still decided to test the "old sweat" theory. I washed my sheets/blankets thoroughly with no luck. If I felt sick all the time then it wouldn't be so weird- but I'm not. Everyone else is! I'm sure I'm not crazy although recently I've started to question even that. Someone help me please.
I have an appt today for a urine test at 330 today. Will my test still be accurate that late in the day? Should I not drink a lot or go pee throughout the day before my appt?
That being said, if it's been less than 2-3 weeks or the urine is too dilute it's possible to get a false negative. Home pregnancy tests are only so sensitive so they can only detect above a certain amount- if that amount is too low it's still possible to have a normal healthy pregnancy without the urine test being able to detect it. If your period is very late or your feeling very ill I suggest talking to your gyn.
Good question -- do you mean because urine would just be too dilute? I'd go get a blood test if that seems likely.
Simple question here, has anyone ever had a negative blood test and negative urine test and went on with their daily routine and a month or so later found out you were in fact pregnant while having ultrasound done. If this has happened to anyone or perhaps someone you know, please respond, I'd appreciate the information. Thanks.
I agree with Nickie. Also, some tests are more sensitive than others. I have heard and read that the digitals are less sensitive than the regular tests, meaning that the regular line tests may pick up a positive while a digital still reads negative. Also, the tests that doctors offices usually use are less sensitive too. They are usually 50-100 mIu whereas the home ones are around 25.
If you think your that far along, then it could pick up,, but your right when you say the water will dilute,, first morning urine is best to do a test, as its the strongest,, xxx I did my test mid day (around 2ish) and it was pos, but faint ,, xx (previous pregnancy) I'm scared of testing now too :)
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