Ketones and protein in the urine. Does he have a problem related to kidneys or diabetes?
Hi. I took my son to see the nurse practitioner yesterday for abdominal pain. They did a urinalysis which was normal except for ketones and protein. I know that either one by themselves could mean nothing at all, but since it was positive for both, is it likely that he has a problem with her kidneys or has diabetes? Thanks. He is 6 years old.
@ylin Hello, Several conditions may cause the appearance of protein and ketones in the urine. Like, detection of protein may be observed in people who exercise strenuously, certain kidney disorders, febrile states, etc. Ketones, in large amounts, are identified in disorders such as diabetes, eating disorders Anorexia/Starvation, prolonged vomiting, etc. How is her generalized health? Does she have any symptoms aside from the abdominal pain?
However, we cannot say that she has diabetes because this needs to be confirmed by 2 glucose tests, in addition to asking the patient about symptoms of frequent urination, feeling thirsty, and hungry