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Invisible Blood and ketones in urine but no glucose. Not a UTI. Stomach burning and painful. Any ideas?

Invisible Blood and ketones in urine but no glucose. Not a UTI. Stomach burning and painful. Any ideas?

Many thoughts: Many thoughts. Urinary tract inf is just one thought. Go back to your doctor and get a more thorough evaluation ...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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11weeks aog with traces of calcium oxalate and ketones in urine, (-)glucose, WBC are 4-10hpf, many epith. Cells. Do I most likely develop kidney stones?

11weeks aog with traces of calcium oxalate and ketones in urine, (-)glucose, WBC are 4-10hpf, many epith. Cells. Do I most likely develop kidney stones?

No: The epithelial cells indicate there's some contamination from your vagina, where there are always some white blood cells also. Calcium oxalate in solution is not a problem; some of it precipiates as the urine cools. Stop worrying. ...Read more

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For what reasons in some patient we found that ketone bodies in urine are positive while glucose nil?

For what reasons in some patient we found that ketone bodies in urine are positive while glucose nil?

The kidneys: Concentrate and excrete ketones, which can be formed in the blood as simply as missing or delaying a meal. They are meaningless if glucose is normal. Disregard them and stop testing for them. ...Read more

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Having upper left sharp abdominal pain that comes and goes lasting seconds and showing mild ketones in urine. Fasting glucose test norm a month ago.

Probably nothing: +1 ketones in the urine seldom means anything beyond that you were hungry. Transient twinges are very common -- I'm betting this is texidor's, a knife-like pain that is worse when you breathe in, due (i think) to a fold in the lining membrane of a body cavity. ...Read more

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Blood hemoglobin 15.5, trace hemoglobin in urine, ketones 10mg/dl in urine, not diabetic, blood glucose 89. What does this mean?

Blood hemoglobin 15.5, trace hemoglobin in urine, ketones 10mg/dl in urine, not diabetic, blood glucose 89. What does this mean?

Doubtful significanc: Tell us why you had your urine checked in the first place? . To resolve a medical problem we need a detailed history and also what the doctor's assessment was or is, so far? Your urine may be entirely normal but it is a good idea to recheck it one more time and see if there are any Red blood cells (RBCs) in your urine. Presence of >5 RBCs would be something to be concerned about unless U have mense ...Read more

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Ketones in urine (50), constipation, frequent urination, dehydration. Glucose in urine is normal. Lab work is pending. Wondering what I could hav?

Ketones in urine (50), constipation, frequent urination, dehydration. Glucose in urine is normal. Lab work is pending. Wondering what I could hav?

Medical attention: Iy you have ketones in the urineYou need urgent medical attention if you are a diabetic, if not drink plenty of fluids and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Reasons for 15 Ketones in urine for past 6 months? Non-fasting urine tests. Not on diet. Not diabetic (blood glucose 95). Chronically ill 10+ yrs.

Reasons for 15 Ketones in urine for past 6 months? Non-fasting urine tests. Not on diet. Not diabetic (blood glucose 95). Chronically ill 10+ yrs.

Few other causes: Uncontrolled diabetes and prolonged fasting = common causes, but hyperthyroidism, pregnancy, fever, inadequate carbohydrate intake such as those doing special diets like Atkins' diet.
Excessive exercise and dehydration may show some ketone on urine.
Some drugs may also do this. Since you said you are chronically ill for 10+ years...you may want to consult doc for evaluation.
Good luck! ...Read more

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What happens if both ketones and glucose are present in urine, what is this an indication of?

What happens if both ketones and glucose are present in urine, what is this an indication of?

Could be DKA: Hi. Both glucose and ketones in urine could signal diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), although I would not rely on a urine test to make the diagnosis. If serum glucose is high and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is low with a so-called "anion gap acidosis", then it's DKA until proven otherwise. Is the patient a known diabetic? If not, he/she is a new one. DKA must be treated aggressively, but the patient will do fine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have ketones/glucose found in urine but not blood glusose level elevated? How?

Is it possible to have ketones/glucose found in urine but not blood glusose level elevated? How?

Ketones can be: Concentrated in the urine any time you go for a significant period of time fasting. The concentration depends upon your state of hydration and amount of urine production. Some people spill glucose into the urine without elevated blood sugar due to genetic defects. Most don't spill until glucose greater than 189-200. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if both ketones and glucose are present in urine, what is this an indication of?

Can you tell me if both ketones and glucose are present in urine, what is this an indication of?

Ketoacidisis: You may be approaching a critical condition diabetic ketoacidosis. Its when your blood sugar goes very high and you become dehydrated. Glucose and ketones re found in the urine. I would get checked by your MD today ...Read more

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What is the condition in which both glucose and ketone bodies are present in urine? Not diabetic

Not diabetes?: Diabetes is most likely and needs full evaluation including before meal and 2 hr after meal glucose testing. There could be Insulin resistance with am fasting hyperglycemia even with a1c < 6.5. Prolonged fast can cause ketones to spill into urine. Large carbohydrate load with blood gluocse after above 180 mg/dl coincident with a urine check could potentially cause positive urine glucos. ...Read more

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Did a urine sample for doctor proteine was found traces of glucose an ketones the doctor has requested another sample do I need to worry?

Did a urine sample for doctor proteine was found traces of glucose an ketones the doctor has requested another sample do I need to worry?

Glucose in urine: While small amounts of protein and ketones may appear in urine of healthy people, glucose in the urine is not normal and may reflect a problem in the kidneys or the presence of diabetes. If the amount was "trace" it may be falsely positive, but deserves rechecking the urine and a blood sugar test. ...Read more

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What might be cause of trace ketones and moderate blood in routine urine sample. NO RBC in urine though. My non-fasting glucose was 102.?

What might be cause of trace ketones and moderate blood in routine urine sample. NO RBC in urine though. My non-fasting glucose was 102.?

Few issues: It is abnormal to have blood in thevurine. So this must be accounted for. Now if you are on a period or kidney stones this may account for the blood. But must know the cause. So hydrate well and go back to doctor for another sample to see if the blood is gone. If not you may have to do further testing ...Read more

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My son had a belly ache, constipated and his urine test had no glucose but ketones 80and traces of protein. Everything else normal?

My son had a belly ache, constipated and his urine test had no glucose but ketones 80and traces of protein. Everything else normal?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your son's pediatrician and discuss diet and fluid intake.
Wish you and your son good health. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing many symptoms of diabetes. My fasting blood glucose was 126. I also Had 80mg of ketones in urine Could I have diabetes?

I've been experiencing many symptoms of diabetes. My fasting blood glucose was 126. I also Had 80mg of ketones in urine Could I have diabetes?

Diabetes.: You’re fasting blood sugar level is elevated, and could be considered consistent with diabetes. Was this a one time reading, or is this more of your normal reading at this point? You should have an evaluation for a blood test to see whether or not you truly have diabetes. But given this blood sugar, you very well may. ...Read more

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Ketones in urine but not diabetic?

Ketones in urine but not diabetic?

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. ...Read more

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Can ketones in urine mean diabetes?

No: A blood sugar of > 200 and urine containing glucose and ketones are essentially diagnostic in patients with mostly type 1 diabetes. However, anyone can have ketones in urine resulting from illness, prolonged fasting, or certain diets. ...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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What does ketones in urine mean? I don't have diabetes?

What does ketones in urine mean? I don't have diabetes?

You are hungry: And have not eaten in a while and your body did not have enough glucose for fuel so it started breaking down fat cells to use for fuel. The result is formation of ketones ...Read more

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What does too many ketones in urine mean?

Ketones: Ketones can indicate ketoacidosis in a diabetic or a sign of starvation (not eating.). ...Read more

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What are ketones in urine and what can that indicate?

Starvation: Ketones are formed when your body is not getting nourishment and is having to find nutrients from stored fat. It is a byproduct of that process that can be found in your urine. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that would cause ketone in urine?

Starvation: Ketones are normally the end result of fat metabolism in an enviroment where carbohydrates are either missing or due to lack of insulin, unavailable. Common situations are diabetic ketosis and starvation. Alternatively ingestion of some poisonous alcohols (i.e. Isopropyl) will result in ketonuria. ...Read more

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Ketones in urine a sign of fever?

Ketones in urine a sign of fever?

Fat breakdown: A common cause of ketone production (ketosis) is fatty acid breakdown. When the body uses fats for energy, ketones result ; some enter into the urine for excretion. A larger amount of ketones in the urine can occur in starvation, diabetes, ; other conditions in which fat ; fatty acid breakdown is occuring at a more substantial pace than in the normal metabolic state. Fever is too non-specific. ...Read more

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Raised lfts ketones in urine, what is the cause?

Many causes: Causes include starvation, infection, uncontrolled diabetes, most common cause skipping meals ...Read more

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Ketones in urine show 80 and urobolinogen 2.0. Trace protein in urine. All else negative or normal. What does this mean.

Ketones in urine show 80 and urobolinogen 2.0. Trace protein in urine. All else negative or normal. What does this mean.

Are you starving? DM?: These results are interpreted with clinical history. But presence of Ketone suggests starvation and Diabetes? Urobilinogen is the breakdown of Bile pigments which comes from Liver. ...Read more

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What does the presence of ketones in urine mean! My friend is diabetic for years and is on medication. Checks his sugar at home with the machine. Help.

Could be DKA: Hi. Ketones in the urine of a diabetic could be diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Is your friend a type 1 or type 2 diabetic; either can get DKA, but type 1's more prone. This is likely if your friend is very sick. If so, he/she should contact his/her doc immediately or go to the ER. Ketones can be seen normally with fasting, so if your friend is NOT sick and is fasting, it's probably not a problem. ...Read more

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Ketones in urine after eating sweet potatoes. Is this bad?

Not related: Ketones in urine are result of fatty acid metabolism. Most striking ijn starvation, or in lack of carbohydrates as in the atkins diet. Small amounts of ketones can be seen in urine by noon-time if subject hasn't eaten since evening before. This is of little consequence. In fact, sweet potatoes being carbohydrate make it less likely to have ketones in urine. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more