I have done a urine dipstick twice resulting in "small" bilirubin, 100 mg protein, and "trace" ketones.
Once in morning once in afternoon. Have a history of elevated liver enzymes and enlarged liver. I am 37 years old. I also have started experiencing deep muscle cramping and aches, fatigue and skipped heartbeats. I have been a big tylenol user my whole life. I also wonder if the symptoms all together are suggestive or are independent.
I would discuss these findings with your personal physician.
Ketones in the urine can be due to diabetes and should be evaluated with the appropriate blood tests.
Bilirubin in the urine can be caused by liver disease. Obtaining blood tests to evaluate the liver function as well as an ultrasound to image the liver and gallbladder anatomy can be considered.
Protein in the urine can be due to kidney disease. Obtaining blood tests to look at the kidney function, as well as microscopic evaluation of the urine sediment can be done.
All of these options should be discussed with your personal physician.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patients education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
If you haven't seen a doctor already you should go for a check-up. Elevated liver enzymes are due to liver cell injury and/or bile duct injury or blockage (the channels inside/outside your liver that carry bile). Bilirubinuria is due to slowing down or blockage of bile inside these ducts. These could both be associated with your tylenol usage..or they could be associated with hereditary diseases like Gilbert's or Crigler Najjar, which involve failure of an enzyme that "adds" bilirubin into bile inside the liver so your body can get rid of it in the feces. You should also be tested for hepatitis. I don't know about the muscle crampings, aches, and fatigue, but muscle cramps and "skipped heartbeats" are affects of imbalances (too much or too little) electrolytes (chemicals like sodium, potassium, and calcium.) Watch the intake of your water, salt, etc.
IVE BEEN GOING THRU THE SAME THING LEVELS ARE ELEVATED BUT THEY DO ULTRA SOUNDS CT SCANS AND DONR IND OUT WHATS WRONG MY STOMACH GROWLS ALL THE TIME VERY BAD PAINS IN BACK AND STOMACH AND TIRED CANT HARDLY GET UP NT SURE IF THIS IS CAUSEING ME DEPRESSION I FEEL SHAKY TOO AND IM ANOTHER ONE WH LIVE ON MOTRIN.. SO GOOD LUCK TO YOU ANGELS82
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