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Is it dangerous to have to many ketones in my urine?

Is it dangerous to have to many ketones in my urine?

Yes: Ketones are a breakdown product of fats and an indicator that your body isn't get the glucose it needs to function at it's best. Ketones cause your body to go into starvation mode and conserve calories. They can also make you feel nauseated and lethargic. Ketones can also be a marker of diabetes. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause my 3yr old to have blood in his urine?

Is there anything that can cause my 3yr old to have blood in his urine?

1 of the following: Could be a UTI in bladder or kidney, urethritis, glomerulonephritis or even kidney tumor. Needs to be checked with urine analysis for bacteria or protein, urine culture & kidney + bladder ultrasound. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood in my urine and people say that it might be a kidney stone?

What to do if I have blood in my urine and people say that it might be a kidney stone?

Possibly : Blood in the urine may be caused by many condiitions. Kidney stones are a possibility, but bladder cancer and kidney cancer cab alos present with blood in the urine. You should see a urologist as soon as possible for the appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it in asparagus or in some people that cause odorous urine?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it in asparagus or in some people that cause odorous urine?

Asparagus smell: Asparagus (a) contains a sulphurous compound called mercaptan (m). As digestive system breaks down m, by-products are released that cause the strange smell. It's quick and your urine can develop the distinctive smell within 15 to 30 minutes of eating a. Not everyone suffers this your genetic makeup. Some people appear to have the gene for the enzyme that breaks down m into its pungent parts. ...Read more

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How foamy does the urine have to be in order to indicate that it contains protein and i possibly have something wrong with my kidney?

How foamy does the urine have to be in order to indicate that it contains protein and i possibly have something wrong with my kidney?

There isn't any : Particular degree of "foaminess" that clearly suggest concerning proteinuria. Many factors, including how fast you are urinating, the concentration of your urine and the properties of the water you are urinating into. If the foamy urine persists or is worsening talk to your doctor about at least a basic urinalysis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to take a urine test this afternoon. will cocaine and benzoylecgonine or cocaethylene be found in my urine?

What to do if I have to take a urine test this afternoon. will cocaine and benzoylecgonine or cocaethylene be found in my urine?

How would I know?: It would kind of depend on whether you used Cocaine and alcohol, wouldn't it. You don't say in your question if or when you used them, but if it was in the last 3-5 days, there is a good chance it will show up in your urine. Cocaine is not what is ever found, because it lasts only a few minutes in the bloodstream and is broken down into metabolites. Cocaethylene has a longer period of detection. ...Read more

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What would cause my urine and stool to have excess protein in it shown by bubbling?

What would cause my urine and stool to have excess protein in it shown by bubbling?

Bubbling not precise: If you suspect protein in your urine, a urinalysis is the simplest & best way to see if you're correct. Then, if that shows protein, you need to have the proteinuria evaluated. ...Read more

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How is it possible to train my bladder to only want to urinate at certain times? Is there any danger in holding urine in for extended periods?

How is it possible to train my bladder to only want to urinate at certain times? Is there any danger in holding urine in for extended periods?

Risk of UTI: Prolonged holding of urine can cause the overgrowth of bacteria which can lead to cystitis. It also can train your bladder to only signal the need to urinate when it is about to burst leading to urinary incontinence. Void every 3 hours in order to maintain good bladder health. ...Read more

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The doctor found blood and protine in my urine. Is it possible that my kidneys be messed up?

The doctor found blood and protine in my urine. Is it possible that my kidneys be messed up?

Yes: This is very possible, although there may be other explanations. Discuss this with your doctor and allow them to complete their assessments of your condition. ...Read more

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When is it a good time to take a pregnancy test ? My hormones are low i believe from having in the IUD in can that be it

When is it a good time to take a pregnancy test ? My hormones are low i believe from having in the IUD in can that be it

Anytime: An iud should not change your hormone levels. If you have not had a period in over 1 month, you should do a pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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I pee more. Amorphus urate and uric acid appear in urine. Is that the reason ? Please. Treatment that I should take.

I pee more. Amorphus urate and uric acid appear in urine.  Is that the reason ? Please. Treatment that I should take.

Urate in urine: Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. And avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. ...Read more

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Doctor said pus in urine is just large amount of bacteria nothing to worry about.how is this possible and what do I do to treat it?

Doctor said pus in urine is just large amount of bacteria nothing to worry about.how is this possible and what do I do to treat it?

UTI: You may have misunderstood what the doctor said. They may have indicated that the reason for the "pus" was that you had an infection in which the number of bacteria was very high. It strikes me that this needs treatment, particularly if you are symptomatic. Best wishes. If you were correct you might want a second opinion, ...Read more

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I had a ricola cough drop i looked online it said certain herbs in the cough drop are dangerous to the baby and can cause the baby to die is this true?

I had a ricola cough drop i looked online it said certain herbs in the cough drop are dangerous to the baby and can cause the baby to die is this true?

Cough drops not safe: Babies and small children should not be given any kind of cough drops or any other cough and cold medicines. They do not help and do more harm and serious problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have sugar in the urine but not the blood?

What does it mean to have sugar in the urine but not the blood?

Possible diabetes: You see this in diabetes and a few other conditions. I assume since you know there is sugar in the urine you are seeing a physician. If not, you should make appt. With pcp. www.peedoc.com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Ketones (Definition)

Ketones are a class of organic molecules with a carbon atom double bonded ...Read more