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

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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