A 15-year-old female asked:
doc said i had ketonuria and in my blood test i had low potasium i eat normally and drink water so why is that?doctor said i need urine test again
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
This is serious: Anyone can have +1 ketones in the urine from missing a meal, but more is worrisome. Please repeat. Low blood potassium reflects illness rather than habits or lifestyle. I am trusting you are not taking any medications that might cause this. A good history and phyiscal exam is next, and likely some checks of hormones and renal concentrating ability / tubular function.
Answered on Apr 18, 2014
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