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Doctor insights on: Presence Of Ketones In The Urine

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What does the presence of nitrite in urine signifies?

What does the presence of nitrite in urine signifies?

Nitrite: A positive Urine Nitrite Test is indicative of bacteria in urine. Gram negative organisms like E.Coli are often picked up with this test. ...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 causes the presence of protein in urine?

What causes the presence of protein in urine?

Kidney disease: presence of protein in the urine is usually suggestive of underlying kidney disease. When the kidney filters get damaged the protein from blood tends to leak into the urine and causes further damage. most common causes are diabetes and high blood pressure. Please make appointment to see a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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What can cause trace amounts of ketones in the urine?

What can cause trace amounts of ketones in the urine?

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

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Whats the significance of trace blood in urine?

Whats the significance of trace blood in urine?

Needs attention: It is not normal to have even a trace blood in the urine , it could simple infection, or early kidney damage, or enen a tumor need to see your physician to find the cause. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of urobilinogen2/eu in the urine?

What is the meaning of urobilinogen2/eu in the urine?

See answer: Urobilinogen is a substance formed by the breakdown of bilirubin and a small amount of urobilinogen is normally found in urine and is measured in ehrlich units (eu). Significant amounts can be a sign of liver disease (cirrhosis, hepatitis); that the flow of bile from the gallbladder is blocked; or hemolysis (excessive breakdown of red blood cells). ...Read more

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What do glycosuria and ketone bodies in the urine indicate?

Together is serious: Glycosuria means sugar in the urine. It happens when the sugar level in the blood is high >180 mg/dl. It is reported in crosses (+, ++, +++, ++++) the higher the crosses the worst the sugar in blood. Ketones appear in urine and blood when the liver is burning fat like in the state of fasting, or when diabetes is complicated with ketoacidosis ( is a serious complication of type i diabetes). ...Read more

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Meaning of a lot of white blood cells in the urine?

Meaning of a lot of white blood cells in the urine?

Infection: A lot of white cells in the urine usually means an infection. The infection could be in the urine - a bladder infection - or the cells could be coming from the vagina - which would mean a cervical or vaginal infection. With a bladder infection there is pain with voiding and voiding frequently. With a vaginal infection - itch, irritation, discharge or odor, and often pain. Check and treat this. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of absent of porphobilinogen in urine.

What is the meaning of absent of porphobilinogen in urine.

It simply means: There is no porphobilinogen in the urine sample tested. It is a substance looked for in the urine of someone suspected of having a porphyria. ...Read more

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What can cause the presence of protein in urine at the age of 17?

What can cause the presence of protein in urine at the age of 17?

Rule out orthostatic: Many healthy young people have so called orthostatic proteinuria, i.e. Present when they are up & about but not at night when recumbent. It is benign. Mt bladder 2 hours after lying down, then have first voided am urine tested. Trace protein when found is usually benign. However true proteinuria, after excluding above would need to be evaluated by nephrologist to rule out kidney disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the specific signs of blood in the urine?

What are the specific signs of blood in the urine?

Urinalysis + blood: Gross hematuria obviously showing pink/ red urine occasionally brown or coffee colored
Microscopic hematuria will be diagnosed by a urinalysis showing significant red blood cells ...Read more

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What is the cause of protein, RBC and WBC found in the urine?

What is the cause of protein, RBC and WBC found in the urine?

Several things: The kidneys serve as a sieve and metabolic control system. If the kidneys are damaged, it is possible that proteins, casts, and blood cell components will be seen in the urine. This may be part of an infection or a more serious kidney damage. Further evaluation is recommended for this combination. ...Read more

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What are the diseases associated with the presence of bile acid and acetone bodies in urine?

What are the diseases associated with the presence of bile acid and acetone bodies in urine?

Reflux,Atresia,DKA: Bile is a greenish golden color secretion, produced by the liver ; is stored in gallbladder.Bile leaves from gallbladder through bile duct and helps in absorption of fats. Bile duct may be obstructed, causing gallstones. Biliary atresia, biliary cirrhosis, biliary cholangitis, pancreatitis ; bile reflux are bile related conditions. Acetone bodies are ketone bodies and can cause dka, ketoacidosis. ...Read more

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What could small amounts of leukocytes, ketones, and protein in urine indicate?

Urine analysis: Your leukocytes can indicate a urinary tract infection (uti), your ketones, with no glucose, indicate that you are not ingesting carbohydrates and your protein could indicate the presence of a UTI or proteinuria. Get your physician culture your urine, if it has leucocytes and if it is positive, get start on antibiotics. If you have no uti, get a 24 hour urine for protein to quantify it in it. ...Read more

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Presence of pus cells and epithilial cells in urine during pregnancy?

Presence of pus cells and epithilial cells in urine during pregnancy?

Urine culture ? : If those are the only findings then these items are not relevant. These are cellular findings when the urine is examined under a microscope. If abnormalities are seen then urine may be sent for a culture to determine if there is an infection or not. ...Read more

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What is the cause of protein in urine usually?

What is the cause of protein in urine usually?

Many causes.: Renal disease from causes like diabetes, sle, and others accounts for the major reasons for protein in the urine. Protein should not be in the urine. The kidney basement membrane is supposed to keep it out. If it isn't intact, protein leaks out. In burns, accidents, etc., things like myoglobin leak out, and in poststrep. Glomerulonephritis, anythhing can leak out, but these resolve with rx.. ...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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Whats the significance of ascorbic acid in urine?

Whats the significance of ascorbic acid in urine?

Vitamin C: Ascorbic acid, or vitamin c, is a water-soluble vitamin important in our diet. Excess amounts of vitamin c can be excreted via the urine if the body has enough. Other water-soluble vitamins include: vitamin b complex and urine excretion of these is also a common means by which to remove excess from the body. ...Read more

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Is blood in the urine typical of ic?

Is blood in the urine typical of ic?

Not necessarily: Patient with interstitial cystitis may have hematuria; however, other sources of hematuria must be ruled out including malignancy, infection, and urinary tract stones. ...Read more

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What is the cause of white blood cells in urine?

What is the cause of white blood cells in urine?

Usually infection: Urinary infection is commonest cause of white blood cells in urine. Non-infectious causes include drug reaction, and crystals in urine. ...Read more

Ketones (Definition)

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