If you've been having more than two or three trips to the bathroom a day, chances are you're going to have some questions about your urinary system. For example: Is there something wrong with my kidneys? Do I need to see a urologist? And what exactly is 3-5/Hpf found in my urine? If these questions sound familiar, let me tell you that first off—don't panic! In general, when it comes to urination, everything is pretty much normal. But there are definitely some situations where you'll want to talk with your doctor about what's going on down there. Let's take a look at some common ways your urine might be different from its usual self:
The urinary system comprises two kidneys, two ureters, a urinary bladder, two sphincter muscles and a urethra. In this system, the kidneys remove excess fluid and waste products from the blood. The urine produced is stored in your bladder until you pass it out of your body through your urethra (the tube that carries urine outside of your body).
The primary functions of the urinary system are:
You may be at risk for dehydration if you have low volume of urine. The body is unable to retain enough fluid, so it will use up the water and sodium from your body as well. If this happens, you'll have less fluid in your blood vessels and tissues. This can cause problems with basic bodily functions like respiration, circulation, digestion and temperature regulation.
If your doctor suspects that you've been dehydrated for an extended period of time or that your kidney function has been compromised due to disease or injury (such as diabetes), they may ask for a urine test result on 3-5/Hpf (or H+). They will use the results to determine whether it's safe for you to continue normal activities without any restrictions on fluid intake or exercise.
The specific gravity of urine is used to determine the concentration of solutes present in the urine. The normal value for specific gravity ranges from 1.005 to 1.030 g/mL, which means that there are 9 parts per 10,000 parts of water in it or less than 1%, respectively.
If you have an abnormally high volume of clear to pale yellow color in your urine (specific gravity >1.030) then it indicates that there are high concentrations of dissolved substances in your system. This could be due to dehydration or due to kidney problems such as glomerulonephritis and urinary tract infection etc.,
On the other hand, if you have an abnormally low volume of clear yellow color in your urine (specific gravity ≤1), this indicates low concentration levels and may also indicate a disease state like diabetes mellitus or liver dysfunction
pH is the measure of acidity or alkalinity. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral, lower numbers being more acidic, and higher numbers being more alkaline. For example, a solution with a pH of 1 is 10 times more acidic than one with a pH of 10.
Your body maintains its normal blood and tissue fluids at an optimal level of slightly alkaline (pH 7.35 - 7.45). If you drink too much soda or eat lots of candy yesterday, your urine will be more acidic (less than 6 on the pH scale).
If you have a slight odor in your urine, it is normal. If you notice an odor that is more intense than usual, it may be due to infection or disease. Foods such as asparagus, garlic or cabbage can also cause an increase in the odor of your urine. Diseases such as diabetes and kidney disease can also cause an increase in the smell of your urine.
Abnormal urine odor may be caused by infection, food intake, or diseases such as maple syrup urine disease or phenylketonuria.
This is why eating certain foods like garlic can affect how you smell temporarily when they reach bloodstream through digestion process--this usually lasts only 6-12 hours after eating them though !
Hematuria is the presence of blood in urine. It may be due to many causes ranging from mild such as vigorous exercise and menstruation to serious such as kidney cancer and sickle cell anemia.
When there is a significant amount of blood present in your urine, then it becomes necessary for you to consult with your doctor about this condition since hematuria could be one of the symptoms of many diseases such as bladder cancer, kidney stones, urinary tract infection (UTI), prostate issues or other problems related to specific parts of urination system.
If you are facing this problem then please consult with your doctor immediately so that he can diagnose it properly and provide proper treatment accordingly.
Yes it is totally normal, if you are having repeated urination in 24 hours with the same results then you need to visit a doctor. If you have pain or burning during urination then you need to visit a doctor. If you are having blood in your urine then you need to visit a doctor.
Yes it is totally normal, if you are having repeated urination in 24 hours with the same results then you need to visit a doctor