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Normal Urine Ketone Levels
What level of ketones is worrisome in urine in someone with an eating disorder? I know 0 is normal, is 80 little red flag or big red flag? Concern?
Ketones =starvation : The presence of ketones in the urine is indicative of starvation and the body has to switch to another form of metabolism. It is not how much is present but are they present or not. The most important thing is that the person maintain a normal weight. If you are concerned enough to get urine test, you should probably take the person to be evaluated. Also they may be at risk for electrolyte abnorma ...Read more
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
Last week, ketones were high, now they are normal, diabetes is under control, but urine still stinks and is still cloudy, why?
You need urine test: Please see your doctor. You might have a urinary tract infection. If you do, the sooner it's treated, the better for you. Infections cause high blood sugars in people with diabetes as Insulin resistance increases. This would also promote ketone formation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My 5 year old daughter had a ketone level of 100+ in her urine and also showed signs of protein what could this mean she drinks a lot so i doubt it is?
Ketones in urine show 80 and urobolinogen 2.0. Trace protein in urine. All else negative or normal. What does this mean.
What is the most likely cause of protein and ketones in urine, egfr of 78%, negative cultures and normal blood results.
How much?: Miss a meal and you'll have +1 ketones in your urine. Many people have trace proteinuria and this is okay. You may also have orthostatic proteinuria caused by standing up -- some people are like this -- and this is easily ruled in or out by checking your first-voided urine in the morning. Forget "most likely"; you do need to have the cause found. Best wishes. ...Read more
Two weeks ago in an urine test i had ketonuria doctor said i had to do another test and again I have ketones . Blood test was normal im not on diets ?
I'm 13 days post-op from sleeve gastrectomy. Have UTI symptoms. Urine test neg but ketone level was 15 & flagged with an A. Is this ketoacidosis?
Ketosis: Most likely this is ketosis, but not ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis occurs in people with type 1 diabetes and no insulin production. Ketosis occurs in all of us if we do not eat much, especially if we don't eat carbs. People on low carb diets have ketosis all the time. Talk to your doctor, as you need to get the UTI symptoms checked out anyway. ...Read more
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