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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
Blood test fine except high creatinine & bilirubin. Urine dipstick shows bilirubin, ketones, proteins, high sg and blood. Ct no stones in kidn or galb?
I am on methotrexate. Labs say that albumin/globulin and anion gap are low with bilirubin in urine. Should I be worried?
Yes: Your physician knows how to handle this. Managing patients on Methotrexate is a matter of weighing the benefits in treating the illness against the predictable danger to the liver. The bilirubinuria is more specific for a liver problem. Trust your physician on this; I trust you stay physically fit and do not use alcohol. ...Read more
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.
I have been having a strong fishy smell to my urine with +++ bilirubin, ++++ nitrates and leukocytes, moderate blood, pH 5, what could this be?
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
Being treated for hypothyroid after case of thyroiditis. TSH was 94+ at last check. Urine-protein, blood & bilirubin & creat 1.39. EGFR 45. Weight gain, blurry vision also. Ideas?
See doctor, now: You have a number of issues that need attention. A TSH of 94 warrants thyroid replacement treatment. A EGFR of 45 needs evaluation by a nephrologist. Your weight gain may be due to thyroid deficiency. Cannot comment on blurry vision without examining you. Please see your doctor at the earliest. ...Read more
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
Not reliable: The brown color may be distinctive to experienced eyes, and if the foam is more yellow than is common from ordinary mucus bubbles, it suggests bilirubin. If there is bilirubin visible in the urine, a yellow tinge to the sclera (early jaundice) is to be expected -- look in the sunlight. And if you must ask, a physician consult is in order. ...Read more
No: A urine test should be negative for bilirubin. There are certain diseases that caused bilirubin to be increased including hepatitis, liver disease, jaundice. Urine will generally be dark yellow with foam. Pyridium, (phenazopyridine) a medication used often for urinary tract infections, can cause a false positive bilirubin. If you have specific concerns, you should see your family practice physician. ...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
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