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Sturgis, SD
A 36-year-old female asked:

I have a high total protein and trace urine ketones. what could this mean?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
See a nephrologist: Hi. The trace ketones don't mean much, but protein in the urine is a finding in a variety of kidney diseases (from diabetes, high blood pressure, and a number of intrinsic kidney diseases). It's important you see a nephrologist and have the cause of the proteinuria determined and treated if possible. Good luck!
Last updated Apr 11, 2017

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