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A 46-year-old female asked:

Ua at er ketones 3+;sp grav 1.030;urobi 0.2;epith many. i've had severe back pain so what could this be?dr at er said its probaly ic flare up?

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
See answer: Your urinalysis suggests that you were likely somewhat dehydrated (high specific gravity 1.030); that you had not eaten in a while (3+ ketones as a result of burning fat for calories); and does not suggest uti. The small amount of urobilinogen and epithelial cells insignificant. If your main complaint was an increase in urinary symptoms, a flare-up of ic is most likely.

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