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

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

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. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Urine twice a day what's wrong?

Urine twice a day what's wrong?

Infrequent voiding: It is unusual to void so little.. You may have an issue with bladder innervation or other bladder issues, this also may simply be normal for you.. You should consult a urologist.. ...Read more

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What exactly is white stuff in urine?

What exactly is white stuff in urine?

Probaly sediment: Urinary sediment in an alkaline urine (non-acid) is usually due to phosphatic debris which is a normal finding. If like gravel or sand can indicate possible kidney stone disease. Occasionally lining cells of the urinary tract can be sloughed. Similarly yeast or fungus can be white stuff in the urine, but, would usually be syptomatic. Don't worry white sediment is seldom a problem. ...Read more

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Can someone define cloudy urine to me and how I can test whether my urine is cloudy?

Can someone define cloudy urine to me and how I can test whether my urine is cloudy?

Visual: Cloudy is hard to see through. Clear is easy to see through. There is no test. One just looks at the urine and tells. ...Read more

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Had urine test, some results urine occult blood negative trace Urine protein screen negative, trace mg\dl negative. is this normal reading with trace ?

Had urine test, some results urine occult blood negative trace Urine protein screen negative, trace mg\dl negative. is this normal reading with trace ?

Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. Having said that, the results you provided are normal. ...Read more

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Describe reasons for blood in the urine ?

Describe reasons for blood in the urine ?

See below: Any type of injury or disease to the kidneys or lower genitourinary tract will usually result in blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Blood test shows élévated bilirubin , urine test négative for bilirubin. Any explanation??

Unconjugated: Bilirubin exists in the blood in both the conjugated and Unconjugated forms. Only the conjugated can enter the urine. If you feel well, and this is new, you very likely have Gilbert's non-disease. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Random sample: urine protein 31mg/l urine albumin 5.00mg/l urine creatinine 3.894mmol/l urine albumin creatinine:ratio 1.3mg/mmol is this normal?

Random sample: urine protein 31mg/l urine albumin 5.00mg/l urine creatinine 3.894mmol/l urine albumin creatinine:ratio 1.3mg/mmol is this normal?

Is this a test?: Slight variation in the reports from different laboratories does exist. So, please refer to the attached normal range for interpretation. I'm sure there is such information for you to reconcile. If any doubt, talk and confirm with the attending doctor. Best ... ...Read more

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Can urine test detect signs of kidney stones ?

Can urine test detect signs of kidney stones ?

Yes: Urine tests can show blood in the urine and sediment which can be associated with kidney stones. ...Read more

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Information and blood in the urine?

Information and blood in the urine?

Reddish vs red drops: How it looks makes a difference here. The best way to get information is to give details to provider and get urine studies. Typically blood in the urine is associated with a bladder infection. There are other causes from common contamination (like during a period) to unusual conditions mentioned by the other doctors answering this. The only way to know if there is a problem, what to do = see a doc. ...Read more

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How is cytoscopy test done for urine incontinence & dribbling?

How is cytoscopy test done for urine incontinence & dribbling?

Cystoscopy: cystoscopy is performed in the office with a fiberoptic scope that goes into the urethra and the prostate and bladder can be inspected by running fluid through the scope. This can give information as to why you might be having leakage or dribbling. Any enlarged prostate is the most common cause ...Read more

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What is the purpose of collecting urine before a bone marrow biopsy?

What is the purpose of collecting urine before a bone marrow biopsy?

Ask your doc: Please ask your doctor this question. The number of conditions/diseases that can be tested for in the urine are quite numerous, ranging from everything from pregnancy to multiple myeloma proteins. ...Read more

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First/last time user. 4 lines cocaine. Take home urine test was negative @ 300ng, work test 4 days after use will be 150ng will i be okay? Thank you.

First/last time user. 4 lines cocaine. Take home urine test was negative @ 300ng, work test 4 days after use will be 150ng will i be okay? Thank you.

Maybe: If you we're not drinking alcohol, it's likely that the drug test will be negative 4 days after a single use of cocaine. If you we're drinking alcohol, a combined metabolite of Cocaine and alcohol may be detected for up to a week. ...Read more