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A 30-year-old female asked:

ketones in urine but not diabetic ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Fasting?: If you were fasting when the sample was taken, it may be due to that? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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CA
A 33-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have ketones in your urine?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hale
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Dehydration: It is generally a sign of dehydration. If you have diabetes, it can be a sign of diabetic ketoacidosis (too high a sugar level). It can be present in alcoholics with poor nutrition recently (alcoholic keto-acidosis) and in people who have not eaten lately (starvation keto-acidosis).
A 30-year-old member asked:

What can cause trace amounts of ketones in the urine?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Fat breakdown: A common cause of ketone production (ketosis) is fatty acid breakdown. When the body utilizes fats for energy, ketones result and some enter into the urine for excretion. A larger amount of ketones in the urine can occur in starvation, diabetes, and other conditions in which fat and fatty acid breakdown is occuring at a more substantial pace than in the normal metabolic state.
Houma, LA
A 17-year-old male asked:

Why do I keep having ketones in my urine? Neg for everything else just a large amt of ketones.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Glueck
Clinical Lipidology 57 years experience
Ketones: Most likely related to caloric restriction, or frequent high level exercise.
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: ketones in the urine?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 22 years experience
Usually benign: Ketones in the urine usually reflect your hydration level. Also, if one eats a higher protein diet with few carbohydrates, ketones may show up in the urine. Typically it is not a very specific finding and on its own doesn't mean a whole lot.
Canada
A 37-year-old female asked:

Is it bad to have ketones in urine? Not a diabetic.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Many causes of pain: An abnormal result may also be due to: abnormal food or nutrition intake due to: anorexia, fasting, high protein or low carbohydrate diets, starvation, vomiting over a long period of time, disorders of increased metabolism acute or severe illness, burns, fever, and hyperthyroidism.

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