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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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I got 3+ ketone, 2+ bilirubin and +1 blood in my last urine sample should I be worried?

I got 3+ ketone, 2+ bilirubin and +1 blood in my last urine sample should I be worried?

Need to evaluate: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the results you provided are abnormal it would be prudent to consult the doctor who ordered the tests for further evaluation. Wish you good health. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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UA Results: I have Small (1+) Bilirubin, Large amounts of Ketones (80 and 160 mg/dL), and trace-hemolyzed blood in urine. Should I be concerned?

Urine tests: 29F of unknown ethnicity and medical history from US notes urine + Bilirubin Ketones and trace blood. Asks should I be concerned? ANS: Yes so ask the Dr. who did the tests as "concern" would be based on why tests were done based on what they know about your medical Hx, condition, meds etc. ...Read more

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Seen urologist tues. Blood in urine, abnormal ketones, specific gravity, and bilirubin. Wasn't treated. Still having symptoms. Should i go to the er?

Yes/see Dr. first.: It's a good idea to get treatment urgently for this. You have blood in your urine, which can mean trauma, malignancy, infection, or something else. Your ketone reading can indicate diabetes, even an acute diabetic episode, and bilirubin can mean liver or gallbladder involvement, or destruction of red blood cells. You need more tests so see your doctor and arrange to go to the er/hospital asap. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's colitis and kidney stones (last one Oct. 19). For the last month, testing + for blood, bilirubin and protein in urine. Normal?

I have Crohn's colitis and kidney stones (last one Oct. 19). For the last month, testing + for blood, bilirubin and protein in urine. Normal?

Cannot say in your: particular case. Small amounts of those are pretty explainable by the kidney stones. Depends a lot on the level of those. ...Read more

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Blood in urine?

Blood in urine?

Blood in urine: Multiple things cause blood in urine. Most common is a urinary tract infection. However anything affecting the kidneys (stones, inflammation, glomerulonephritis) or the bladder (cysts, cancer, trauma) can cause blood in the urine. Also things affecting the penis (irritation, inflammation, infection, trauma) can cause blood. Should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Blood in urine?

Blood in urine?

Get evaluated: You should definitely seek a medical opinion if you have seen blood in your urine. This could indicate infection , stone, or tumor in the renal system ( kidney, ureter, and bladder.) please, , contact your doctor and express your concerns. ...Read more

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Causes of blood in urine?

Causes of blood in urine?

Infection, stone, or: The most common cause of blood in urine is a bladder infection. It may also be a sign of kidney stones. Rarely, if the blood is persistent in your urine, it could be bladder or kidney cancer. You should see a urologist if it doesn't go away. ...Read more

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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more


Bilirubin (Definition)

Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by ...Read more