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Increased Urinary Urobilinogen
I've heard there is an increased cancer rate among people who have urinary catheters and bags. I self-cath 5 or 6 times daily. Also cancer risk?
Possible: Urinary catheters may cause irritation of the bladder or repeat infections. Both these may lead to mucosa changing from bladder type to squamous (skin) type, which can then become cancerous in some people. Without a catheter being in place in time this would be less likely. Other factors such as smoking, exposure to some chemicals, white race and older age may alter your risk. ...Read more
No: The two do not correlate unless you are taking a diuretic to get rid of lower extremity effusion. You could have some metabolic issues that could increase lower extremity swelling, and caused increase urination, but not specific one sided knee effusion. Different story if you are having any other infectious signs, such as fever, chills. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I would not worry: Most people have one ehrlich unit, the scale goes up to ten, and an athlete often has some hemolysis (just from feet pounding the pavement ('runner's hemolysis'). If your routine labs are otherwise normal, and your personal physician isn't concerned, i wouldn't be either. Hemolysis -- recycling red cells early -- raises urinary urobilinogen. ...Read more
Is it normal for urine dip to show 0.2 EU/dl urobilinogen? What about showing moderate leukocytes? Thanks.
Urobilinogen Qualitative Urine 2.0mg/dL, Leukocytes Esterase Urine 75 WBC/uL, WBC Urine 11-25/HPF, RBC Urine 2-5/HPF. What does all this mean?
If my levels of bilirubin and urobilinogen in urine is normal, does this indicate a healthy liver? I'm having routine liver enzyme tests and nervous.
Liver enzymes: While it is encouraging that these urinary tests are normal, they are not enough to ensure that your liver is healthy by themselves. If your doctor recommended routine screening tests of your liver, the blood tests are the only way to go. I would not worry; the vast majority of the people having a routine screening have completely normal liver tests. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Any time blood is degraded or metabolized, urobilinogen is created. More importantly, it is the reason why it is elevated that is more important. Do you have hemolytic anemia, liver disease, liver infection, liver poisoning or even cirrhosis, or perhaps a large clot, etc. A clot would not cause you to be ill. You need to know what it is elevated (gender is not stated: abnormal menstruation?). ...Read more
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