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A 16-year-old male asked:

Urine analysis - detected (trace) ketones and bilirubin (detected trace) means what?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Nothing: Especially if you're hungry, you can have +1 ketones and it's normal. You say you have cirrhosis and it is no surprise if you've got a bit of extra conjugated bilirubin in your blood spilling into your urine. I hope the cirrhosis can be addressed; if it's hepatitis C, perhaps you can get a cure with today's meds; if alcohol, perhaps abstinence can reverse it. Be strong & stay proactive.
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Excellent advice.
Aug 25, 2014
Last updated Jul 23, 2019


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