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Positive Bilirubin In Urine
Recently tested positive for bilirubin in my urine was small to moderate. I am on methadone and i drank in college but not a lot. Should i be worried ?
SEE GASTROENTEROLOGY: Any bilirubin in urine is pathological, and you need to have full evaluation of liver function. This could be a medication rxtn, but could also represent mild hepatitis, but even conceivably, a laboratory error which should be rechecked. With your history of complexities, best you get this addressed soon. ...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
Hello my urine test found positive in ketone and bilirubin and also had 20mg ascorbic acid.Can i know what are the problem about this?
Not Necessarily Any: Ketones are a byproduct of burning fat, they are healthy ; not a problem if not very high. Bilirubin, a breakdown product of hemoglobin, mostly cleared by liver but some people do not clear as well ; some is cleared through kidneys; get liver function test results to help evaluate. Ascorbic acid is vitamin c, a water soluble vitamin, ; likely spilling into urine if you are taking lots of vitamin c. ...Read more
Test positive w/ dip stick bilirubin in your urine? What doctor do you follow up w/ & what test do they do? Side ache/back ache/left pelvic ache.
Bilirubin: The dip stick tests are not that reliable for this. If you are concerned and your doctor is concerned, you could follow up with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by ...Read more