Let's talk about something gross and slightly annoying: pee tests. When you think about them, you instantly think of drug tests. Now for those of us who have had to provide a lovely pee sample at some point because we have had a nasty UTI (urinary tract infection), or a pregnancy, or other bodily issues, we know they are inconvenient, but they are meant to help.
Urine samples are meant to detect the following:
2. Your health while pregnant
3. Liver or kidney problems
4. Hydration levels
5. Drug levels
And these are just a few reasons to pee in a cup.
Everyone has probably heard that if your urine is a deep yellow, then you need to drink more water.
If you have a UTI, you will probably feel the burn when you pee, and feel like you have to pee more often. Yay. (If this happens, try popping some Cystex until you can get in to see your doctor, since it can help with that pesky burning feeling.)
If you have dark, smelly urine, you might want to get that checked out because that could be a completely different problem entirely.
If you're preggers, you might have to go to the doc to get a urinalysis done. This will keep your body for levels of sugar, protein, and other stuff, which also super important because you're essentially feeding two people.
Your doctor may also suggest a urine test if you drink an excessive amount that might lead to liver problems and the drug tests part doesn't surprise you.
To wrap up, there are several reasons why people recommend urine tests, so don't freak out if your doctor asks for urine test. More than likely, he doesn't think you're on crack... but but the doc's definitely about to find out if you are.