Explanation Of The Results Of Urine Examination?
yesterday I checked urine. The result is a positive ketone and leukocytes more than 10. Please give an explanation, about this result. And what is my next action. Thank you
Good afternoon, thanks for the question
Urine examination is a supplementary examination to help doctors diagnose the disease after getting information from related symptoms and physical examination.
Ketones are a product of the process of breaking down fatty acids. Ketones in the urine indicate that the body uses fat as an energy source after sugar reserves run out, for example on a history of diet or heavy physical activity.
The condition where the amount of ketones produced exceeds the normal amount is called ketosis, which can then be found in urine called ketonuria.
Whereas leukocytes in the urine indicate that there is an infection in the urinary tract. Leukocytes work as the body's defense system against invading pathogens, and their production will increase to fight infections that are happening.
If from the symptoms and physical examination also found symptoms toward the infection, the treatment aims to overcome the infection by giving antibiotics for the urinary tract. Then personal hygiene must also be improved so that similar complaints do not recur.
Carry out further consultations with your doctor for further treatment plans.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam, Dr. Farah