Ketones and bilruben in my 7 year olds urine should i be worried?
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Pediatrics 35 years experience
Not necessarily: A normal, healthy school-aged child with some ketones and urobilinogen in his urine sample done during a brief illness can just repeat the sample when he is well and see if results go back to normal (they should return to normal). Results that are persistently abnormal are worrisome. The doctor can tell the parent if and when there is something to worry about.
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