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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.

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

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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A mild pancreatitis attack can cause dehydration with moderate protein & ketones in urine test but can it also cause the "blood & 50rbc"? Thanks

A mild pancreatitis attack can cause dehydration with moderate protein & ketones in urine test but can it also cause the "blood & 50rbc"? Thanks

It may: It is imperative to repeat the urine test once you have fully recovered from pancreatitis. It is also important to find out what precipitated pancreatitis and avoid those stimuli.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...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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I had a protein level of 8.3 in my blood. Also had ketones in my urine, uti, seizure at the time of blood work. What can be some causes?

I had a protein level of 8.3 in my blood. Also had ketones in my urine, uti, seizure at the time of blood work. What can be some causes?

Dehydration is one: Although it shouldn't cause seizure it causes high protein in blood and ketones. Especially when associated with much alcohol or severe dieting. Of course diabetes is another cause but you would've known it by now. Also, urine sepsis could cause this bec of urine and blood infections cause nausea and vomiting and dehydration. Other rare conditions include myeloma but i doubt. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that would cause ketone in urine?

What are some reasons that would cause ketone in urine?

Starvation: Ketones are normally the end result of fat metabolism in an enviroment where carbohydrates are either missing or due to lack of insulin, unavailable . Common situations are diabetic ketosis and starvation. Alternatively ingestion of some poisonous alcohols (i.e. Isopropyl) will result in ketonuria. ...Read more

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Raised lfts ketones in urine, what is the cause?

Many causes: Causes include starvation, infection, uncontrolled diabetes, most common cause skipping meals ...Read more

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Im wondering what would be the cause if yellowish tint to eyes ketones in urine weakness very weak pulse fatigue and high blood sugars may be?

Im wondering what would be the cause if yellowish tint to eyes ketones in urine weakness very weak pulse fatigue and high blood sugars may be?

Call 911: You need immediate evaluation . High sugars can indicate diabetic ketoacidosis and impending diabetic coma. Eye tinting could represent liver issues. You need to call 911 for transport to ER ...Read more

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I have a high total protein and trace urine ketones. What could this mean?

I have a high total protein and trace urine ketones. What could this mean?

See a nephrologist: Hi. The trace ketones don't mean much, but protein in the urine is a finding in a variety of kidney diseases (from diabetes, high blood pressure, and a number of intrinsic kidney diseases). It's important you see a nephrologist and have the cause of the proteinuria determined and treated if possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have protein (0.15 g/L),ketones (0.5 mmol/L),urobili (3.5 umol/L) and bilirubin(17 umol/L) in my urine. Should i be worried? please help!.

I have protein (0.15 g/L),ketones (0.5 mmol/L),urobili (3.5 umol/L) and bilirubin(17 umol/L) in my urine. Should i be worried? please help!.

Urine studies: These do not indicate disease. All of us have a little protein, bilirubin, and urobilogen in our urine. These amounts are very little. Ketones indicate fasting or alcohol without eating or diabetes out of control. Ketones are not usual, but if fasting, then are good. Were you fasting? ...Read more

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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?

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?

Could be....: Could be dehydration.Could be a sign of dibetes.Could be a sign a metabolic dysfunction with the build up of acidity.You need to call the pediatrician soonest! ...Read more

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I have short breath for a week so i had some tests yesterday, protein ua 50mg/dl ketones 60mg/dl and trace in protein urine sulfasalicylic acid test?

See answer: Your urinalysis is likely normal and not indicative of a urinary or kidney problem. Ketones usually just indicate that you have not recently eaten and your body is burning fat (which produces ketones) rather than carbohydrates (sugar) for energy. Likewise , a small amount of protein (trace to 1+) is a common and usually insignificant finding, whereas, 2+ or greater often signifies renal disease. ...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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I'll pee, then it will stop and i'll feel pain. Its an achy pain that remains. Did urine test & spec. Grav is1.030 pH is 5. Leuko. Is 1+. Proteins present. Ketone is 2+[100] and may be blood present..

I'll pee, then it will stop and i'll feel pain. Its an achy pain that remains. Did urine test & spec. Grav is1.030 pH is 5. Leuko. Is 1+. Proteins present. Ketone is 2+[100] and may be blood present..

UTI, stone, STD?: Many things could be going on, but more evaluation is needed. Need a repeat urinalysis (ua), urine culture, std workup. Depending on what is found a urologist and/or other studies may need to be done. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does ketones, protein and blood in urine indicate?

Can doctors tell me what does ketones, protein and blood in urine indicate?

Abnormal urine: Ketones (k) in the urine can be seen in a diabetics who need Insulin to control their glucose levels are denied it, something called diabetic ketoacidosis. K can also be seen in non-diabetics who are not eating carbohydrates, and shows they are using its fat stores for energy. Proteinuria comes from glomerular diseases of the kidney. Blood comes from uti's or problems in the urinary tract. ...Read more

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Small bilirubin, trace ketones, 100 protein, lrg RBC, small leukocytes in urine? 2nd UTI in a month, results after I left office, is this normal?

Abn U/A: Not normal. Male or female? The trace ketones, small bili and protein suggests you have not eaten in a while, or mild DKA if DM. Repeat after 2-3 glasses of water. The RBC, trace leukocytes suggest period , UTI, renal or in females I see this with vaginitis from mycoplasma/ureoplasma, rarely in abd issues . i treat w/zithromax and flagyl . if protein persists needs eval for kidneys F/u w/ doc ...Read more

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My son had a belly ache, constipated and his urine test had no glucose but ketones 80and traces of protein.. everything else normal?

My son had a belly ache, constipated and his urine test had no glucose but ketones 80and traces of protein.. everything else normal?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your son's pediatrician and discuss diet and fluid intake.
Wish you and your son good health. ...Read more

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What does too many ketones in urine mean?

Ketones: Ketones can indicate ketoacidosis in a diabetic or a sign of starvation ( not eating.). ...Read more

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What are ketones in urine and what can that indicate?

Starvation : Ketones are formed when your body is not getting nourishment and is having to find nutrients from stored fat. It is a byproduct of that process that can be found in your urine. ...Read more

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Can ketones in urine mean diabetes?

No : A blood sugar of > 200 and urine containing glucose and ketones are essentially diagnostic in patients with mostly type 1 diabetes. However, anyone can have ketones in urine resulting from illness, prolonged fasting, or certain diets. ...Read more

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Ketones in urine but not diabetic ?

Ketones in urine but not diabetic ?

Fasting?: If you were fasting when the sample was taken, it may be due to that?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Is it bad to have ketones in urine? Not a diabetic.

Many causes of pain: An abnormal result may also be due to:
abnormal food or nutrition intake due to:
anorexia, fasting, high protein or low carbohydrate diets, starvation,
vomiting over a long period of time,
disorders of increased metabolism
acute or severe illness, burns, fever,
and hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What does ketones in urine mean? I don't have diabetes?

What does ketones in urine mean? I don't have diabetes?

You are hungry: And have not eaten in a while and your body did not have enough glucose for fuel so it started breaking down fat cells to use for fuel. The result is formation of ketones ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


Ketones (Definition)

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