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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?

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 (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 there a reason why I am testing high for ketones in my urine if my bs is normal range?

Is there a reason why I am testing high for ketones in my urine if my bs is normal range?

Different metabolism: Ketones are an alternative method the body has for dealing with glucose, and so it does not necessarily mean that you have a high or low blood glucose. While they are often related, they are not always in sync with one another. ...Read more

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Last week, ketones were high, now they are normal, diabetes is under control, but urine still stinks and is still cloudy, why?

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 more

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Why are ketone levels in urine tests so high when you don't fast before the test?

Not so: Usually skipping a few meals produces mild ketonuria, and non-fasting isn't a problem here. Is there a misunderstanding? High ketone levels have a variety of causes, most importantly diabetic ketoacidosis and aspirin poisoning. ...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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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 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

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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 ?

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 ?

Ketonuria causes: Ketones in the urine can be see with high protein or low carbohydrate intake, hyperthyroidism, pregnancy to name a few. I don't know what blood tests were done but i'd return to your doctor for further evalution. ...Read more

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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?

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

Ketones (Definition)

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