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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

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 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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Urine analysis - detected (trace) ketones and bilirubin (detected trace) means what?

Urine analysis - detected (trace) ketones and bilirubin (detected trace) means what?

Nothing: Especially if you're hungry, you can have +1 ketones and it's normal. You say you have cirrhosis and it is no surprise if you've got a bit of extra conjugated bilirubin in your blood spilling into your urine. I hope the cirrhosis can be addressed; if it's hepatitis C, perhaps you can get a cure with today's meds; if alcohol, perhaps abstinence can reverse it. Be strong & stay proactive. ...Read more

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For past year, my urine has showed moderate or 1+ blood but NO RBC. I have lupus but no organ involvement. Now shows moderate blood &trace ketones.??

For past year, my urine has showed moderate or 1+ blood but NO RBC. I have lupus but no organ involvement. Now shows moderate blood &trace ketones.??

First attack work up: Need complete work up of urinary tract from kidney to ureter to bladder. Workup usually involves kidney sonogram, tests of the ureter, bladder. Kidney stones are common. Kidney disease can be diagnosed, but may need actual kidney biopsy. ...Read more

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Been having on and off back pain for the past five to six months. Also I have 1 + bilirubin in my urine, 2 + blood, and Trace ketones, and weight gai?

Been having on and off back pain for the past five to six months. Also I have 1 + bilirubin in my urine, 2 + blood, and Trace ketones, and weight gai?

See doctor: If you are having back pain associated with abnormal urinalysis, this could suggest a problem with you kidney, bladder, or other organs. This can be due to infection, tumor, inflammation, and other causes. Recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...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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Could you please explain the possible causes of TRACE ketones in the urine of a 12 month old? There is a family history of Type 1 Diabetes. Thank you.

Could you please explain the possible causes of TRACE ketones in the urine of a 12 month old? There is a family history of Type 1 Diabetes. Thank you.

Trace ketones: In urine may be useful in determining hydration which may have involve many benign or serious causes. Would recommend blood tests to diagnose more serious concerns like Diabetes Mellitus Type 1. In the near future we will also routinely check Genetic factors to determine the likelihood of developing disease in the future, even without signs/symptoms. ...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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Blood hemoglobin 15.5, trace hemoglobin in urine, ketones 10mg/dl in urine, not diabetic, blood glucose 89. What does this mean?

Blood hemoglobin 15.5, trace hemoglobin in urine, ketones 10mg/dl in urine, not diabetic, blood glucose 89. What does this mean?

Doubtful significanc: Tell us why you had your urine checked in the first place? . To resolve a medical problem we need a detailed history and also what the doctor's assessment was or is, so far? Your urine may be entirely normal but it is a good idea to recheck it one more time and see if there are any Red blood cells (RBCs) in your urine. Presence of >5 RBCs would be something to be concerned about unless U have mense ...Read more

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Did a urine sample for doctor proteine was found traces of glucose an ketones the doctor has requested another sample do I need to worry?

Did a urine sample for doctor proteine was found traces of glucose an ketones the doctor has requested another sample do I need to worry?

Glucose in urine: While small amounts of protein and ketones may appear in urine of healthy people, glucose in the urine is not normal and may reflect a problem in the kidneys or the presence of diabetes. If the amount was "trace" it may be falsely positive, but deserves rechecking the urine and a blood sugar test. ...Read more

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What might be cause of trace ketones and moderate blood in routine urine sample. NO RBC in urine though. My non-fasting glucose was 102.?

What might be cause of trace ketones and moderate blood in routine urine sample. NO RBC in urine though. My non-fasting glucose was 102.?

Few issues: It is abnormal to have blood in thevurine. So this must be accounted for. Now if you are on a period or kidney stones this may account for the blood. But must know the cause. So hydrate well and go back to doctor for another sample to see if the blood is gone. If not you may have to do further testing ...Read more

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Was very fatigued so Dr did blood/urine tests. Blood normal. Urine showed "trace-lysed" for blood, "trace" for ketones, and ">1.03" for SG. Normal?

Was very fatigued so Dr did blood/urine tests. Blood normal. Urine showed "trace-lysed" for blood, "trace" for ketones, and ">1.03" for SG. Normal?

See below: 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. Having said that, the results you provided are not a cause for concern.
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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Took a urine test in class today and came out with Bilirubin Small+ and with Ketone trace -5 should I be worried? I'm near my period could that be

Took a urine test in class today and came out with Bilirubin Small+ and with Ketone trace -5 should I be worried? I'm near my period could that be

Why was urine checke: It helps us to know your medical history? The results of your urine are OK except you said something is? 5? what was that? Please clarify. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a trace amount of albumin and occult blood, ketone boldies and bacteria present, epithelial cells 10-15 im urine test.?

What does it mean to have a trace amount of albumin and occult blood, ketone boldies and bacteria present, epithelial cells 10-15 im urine test.?

Contaminated: The epithelial cells tell me that there was some contamination of your sample. Just being a woman makes it more difficult to give a clean-catch urine. You may want to repeat it, perhaps next year or earlier if you physician advises. ...Read more

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Urine sample (with stringy floating white pieces) has TRACE bacteria and MODERATE leukocytes. No blood, nitrites, ketones, bilirubin. Diagnosis?

Urine sample (with stringy floating white pieces) has TRACE bacteria and MODERATE leukocytes. No blood, nitrites, ketones, bilirubin. Diagnosis?

That is probably a: Normal looking urine, with some asymptomatic bacteriuria (presence of bacteria without causing infection). The long stringy white stuff is protein or casts that have polymerized in the urine. If you have symptoms of UTI, then you can be treated, but if not then you do not need immediate treatment. Repeat urinalysis for protein presence may be recommended at this time. ...Read more

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Have lupus & moderate microscopic blood on the past 3 UAs this year. No RBC in urine. Trace ketones. Normal blood RBC count. MD didn't seem concerned.

Have lupus & moderate microscopic blood on the past 3 UAs this year. No RBC in urine. Trace ketones. Normal blood RBC count. MD didn't seem concerned.

Trust your doctor: S/he knows your case, and would interpret the findings in the context of the clinical situation and degree of control/symptoms, if any. Keep the the follow up and take your medicines as prescribed. Although a second opinion is your right, but you need to have full evaluation with good history and physical examination, not suitable on this platform, wish you all the best ...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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I had a urine culture done no bacteria but found trace of blood it said beside it negative my doc said everything is fine. It also say ketones leu nit all neg. Squamos epithelial< 1.

I had a urine culture done no bacteria but found trace of blood it said beside it negative my doc said everything is fine. It also say ketones leu nit all neg. Squamos epithelial< 1.

Clinical context: All lab 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. You doctor's conclusions seems warranted. ...Read more

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Ketones level 10 and trace blood in urine, undiagnosed rt upper abdomen pain for 9 months, any significance?

Ketones level 10 and trace blood in urine, undiagnosed rt upper abdomen pain for 9 months, any significance?

For10 call ambulance: Your level of 10 is dangerously high, most likely you have 1.0, around one is OK, you probably have undiagnosed or poorly treated diabetes which need immediate attention, 9 months abdominal pain also need help from your doctor Do not neglect your health ...Read more

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UA Results: I have Small (1+) Bilirubin, Large amounts of Ketones (80 and 160 mg/dL), and trace-hemolyzed blood in urine. Should I be concerned?

Urine tests: 29F of unknown ethnicity and medical history from US notes urine + Bilirubin Ketones and trace blood. Asks should I be concerned? ANS: Yes so ask the Dr. Who did the tests as "concern" would be based on why tests were done based on what they know about your medical Hx, condition, meds etc. ...Read more

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Have lupus & moderate microscopic blood all UAs this year. No RBC in urine. Trace ketones. Normal blood RBC count. MD Just said he'd monitor. For what?

Kidney: Involvement is unfortunately a common complication of Lupus and RESPONDS very nicely in MOST cases to corticosteroid Treatment (Cortisone) This is best done when the involvement is "caught" early on! THUS...THE MONITORING!

Hope this helps
BE WELL!
Dr Z ...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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Have lupus. Moderate microscopic hematuria x months though NO RBC in urine, trace ketones in urine, otherwise normal UA. Total bilirubin 1.6. Thoughts?

Hemolysis: Lupus is sometimes associated with red cell hemolysis. You may be having this phenomenon. Hemolysis can explain blood in urine and elevated bilirubin. However, you need to discuss the matte with your doctor. ...Read more

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11weeks aog with traces of calcium oxalate and ketones in urine, (-)glucose, WBC are 4-10hpf, many epith. Cells. Do I most likely develop kidney stones?

11weeks aog with traces of calcium oxalate and ketones in urine, (-)glucose, WBC are 4-10hpf, many epith. Cells. Do I most likely develop kidney stones?

No: The epithelial cells indicate there's some contamination from your vagina, where there are always some white blood cells also. Calcium oxalate in solution is not a problem; some of it precipiates as the urine cools. Stop worrying. ...Read more

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Can the high pressence of ketones in your urine interfere with a pregnancy test?

Can the high pressence of ketones in your urine interfere with a pregnancy test?

No: No, the presence of ketones is unlikely to hinder the mechanism that determines if you are pregnant or not on a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have ketones in your urine?

Dehydration: It is generally a sign of dehydration. If you have diabetes, it can be a sign of diabetic ketoacidosis (too high a sugar level). It can be present in alcoholics with poor nutrition recently (alcoholic keto-acidosis) and in people who have not eaten lately (starvation keto-acidosis). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ketones in the urine?

Usually benign: Ketones in the urine usually reflect your hydration level. Also, if one eats a higher protein diet with few carbohydrates, ketones may show up in the urine. Typically it is not a very specific finding and on its own doesn't mean a whole lot. ...Read more

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Why do I keep having ketones in my urine? Neg for everything else just a large amt of ketones.

Ketones: Most likely related to caloric restriction, or frequent high level exercise. ...Read more

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Ketones and bilruben in my 7 year olds urine should I be worried?

Ketones and bilruben in my 7 year olds urine should I be worried?

Not necessarily: A normal, healthy school-aged child with some ketones and urobilinogen in his urine sample done during a brief illness can just repeat the sample when he is well and see if results go back to normal (they should return to normal). Results that are persistently abnormal are worrisome. The doctor can tell the parent if and when there is something to worry about. ...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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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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

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