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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?

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 (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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What will a doctor do when bilirubin is positive [+2] in the urine of an adult male?

Lab work: A check of the conjugated bilirubin in the blood will tell whether this is a lab error. A workup (are you on any meds / gym "health drinks" / "holistic herbal stuff" that cause cholestasis?) will follow. ...Read more

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Blood work all normal but urine showed bilirubin at a + Doctors not concerned though this is the second urine test on it as both tested positive.

Lab error: If your serum conjugated bilirubin is normal, this result is an error. Your physician may want to give the pathologist at the lab a call. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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My lab results are as follows. Total bilirubin 3 and direct 0.7. SGPT is 62 and total protein 8.8 and globulin 4.7. Urine test positive klebsiella.

Mixed jaundice: You need a proper liver workup. You're seriously sick. You may be asked to repeat the tests off alcohol and meds. If this does not fix things, a check for hepatitis B, C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, and a few others. ...Read more

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Urine test positive for bilirubin but blood tests fine, dull ache in pelvis after urinating. Connection? Any meaning if basic bloodtests ok? Ana, ssa+

Follow up: Bilirubin in urine may be a lab error and is of no use if your routine direct bilirubin on your chem profile is normal. If high, it may be medication sensitivity, A mild birth defect or some other cause. ...Read more

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Moderate bilirubin has seen on my urine?

Need more info: Presence of bilirubin in urine usually suggests some damage to the liver. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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My bilirubin is 5.5 and urine is brown is this serious?

Might be: I would see a specialist ie gastroenterologist or your primary doctor for further investigation ...Read more

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What foes bilirubin in urine mean?

Liver disease: Presence of bilirubin in the urine is an indication of liver disease and especially obstruction to the flow of bile. See this site for more info. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003595.htm. ...Read more

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What does 2+ bilirubin in urine mean?

Liver disease: Increased bilirubin in blood or urine suggests either increased release from destruction of red blood cells (hemolysis) or liver disease. More accurate testing (measure in serum) is needed ...Read more

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What does 2 bilirubin in urine mean?

What does 2 bilirubin in urine mean?

Yes it can be: Bilirubin is a pigment associated with the liver/hepatic system and red blood cells (especially hemolysis or breaking of them since bilirubin is found in them). Bilirubin causes jaundice and dark urine. Tests can be done to distinguish the source (conjugated vs unconjugated). Also need to look at other abnormal tests, history/exam would also be very important. Be sure to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a low level of bilirubin in urine normal or not?

Normal: Low level of bilirubin in blood or urine is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Does small amounts of bilirubin show up in urine if I haven't eaten in two days?

It still might.: High bilirubin can come from hemolysis of red cells, liver damage, or gallstones. So if a lot of your red cells are being destroyed, or you have a liver issue like cirrhosis, or hepatitis, or a history of gallstones, you can have at least some bilirubin in your urine, even if you didn't eat. In fact, not eating might cause it due to the liver using your reserves. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person had pain in right side should bilirubin be present in urine?

Can you tell me if a person had pain in right side should bilirubin be present in urine?

Not necessarily: Bilirubin in the urine usually indicates biliary obstruction. Biliary obstruction can cause pain in the right side of the abdomen, but there are many other causes of pain in the right side that are not associated with bilirubin in the urine. ...Read more

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I'm an athlete, negative for bilirubin, but 2.0eu for urobilinogen in my urine? Is it normal?

I'm an athlete, negative for bilirubin, but 2.0eu for urobilinogen in my urine? Is it normal?

I would not worry: Most people have one ehrlich unit, the scale goes up to ten, and an athlete often has some hemolysis (just from feet pounding the pavement ('runner's hemolysis'). If your routine labs are otherwise normal, and your personal physician isn't concerned, I wouldn't be either. Hemolysis -- recycling red cells early -- raises urinary urobilinogen. ...Read more

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Dark cloudy urine and high bilirubin (31) young man What is the cause? No other symptoms...

High bilirubin: Dark colored urine and increased bilirubin may be due to some form of hepatitis. Usually it's accompanied by right upper abdominal pain and jaundice-yellow sclera of the eyes. Stool may turn pale clay color. There are multiple causes of hepatitis: viral, obstructive due to blockage in a gall bladder or from some medications. You need to see a doctor for further blood work and abdominal sonogram ...Read more

Bilirubin (Definition)

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