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Ketones in urine. 9wks. Would you call midwife or GP?

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OnNaturesCourse Tue 25-Apr-17 09:50:45

I self test due to being prone to UTIs but ive never seen, or paid attention, to the ketones...but today it was dark purple so quite high. Do i need to call someone or just monitor it?? Im feeling ok other than feeling sick after eating and a bit stuffy so out of breath.

NerdyViking Tue 25-Apr-17 10:15:37

I've been to see midwives/gp in the last week as I've really been struggling with nausea amd vomiting and one thing they did test for was ketones in urine. If I understand correctly, it could be a sign of being dehydrated, so I would say yes, call doctor or gp, you might need to get some iv fluids

NerdyViking Tue 25-Apr-17 10:16:34

Sorry, meant to say midwives or gp

OnNaturesCourse Tue 25-Apr-17 10:21:37

I've left a message for my midwife to call me back. If I don't hear back by 11 I'll call the GP ...I don't know what it means, just know I'm also not feeling 100%

NotAnotherUserName5 Tue 25-Apr-17 11:21:41

Have you eaten/drank enough before the test?
I had Ketones when I'd rushed a midwife appointment without having breakfast or enough to drink!

Good idea getting in touch with midwife

OnNaturesCourse Tue 25-Apr-17 11:32:44

I got through to nurse at GPs but she told me to not focus on it, it's just my body burning fat. She really wasn't bothered by it at all. Think I'll still try speak to midwife tbh

OnNaturesCourse Tue 25-Apr-17 11:35:08

I noticed the ketones were slightly raised last week but thought it was just a pregnancy thing so ignored it. Couldn't ignore it today. I'm eating plenty but I have cut back on sugar, sat fat and salt... When I say cut back I mean monitoring it and not going out with recommended limits

FeelingForSnow Tue 25-Apr-17 13:49:02

I don't want to cause unnecessary panic but my son has Type 1 diabetes and if he had that much ketones in his urine we'd be in A&E.

I'm not sure how risky that is for non-diabetic ppl but Id be worried particularly if you had them raised last week. Ketones indicate that there might be to much acid in your blood and that can send your body in a shock.

Again, I've only got diabetic advice regards ketones and it might be you are OK indeed. Hope that is the case.


Spam88 Tue 25-Apr-17 14:05:17

I've had ketones show up when the midwife has tested a couple of times. If you haven't eaten properly then that can be the cause, or if you haven't drunk enough that can give you a sort of false positive (in that there's a higher concentration of ketones because there's less fluid for them to be diluted in, not because there are more ketones). At my last appointment they were quite high, but as there wasn't also sugar in my iTunes they just told me to up my fluids and they'll retest at my next appointment.

OnNaturesCourse Tue 25-Apr-17 15:37:54

GP thinks it's a UTI, bad morning sickness and dehydration (cos of sickness) so I'm on anti sickness tablets and antibiotics. Give it a week to see how it goes.

throughgrittedteeth Tue 25-Apr-17 19:33:07

I had this at my last appointment, the midwife said it was a sign that my body was using its natural stores rather that the fuel I was giving it. I was advised to eat more and eat more regularly. She wasn't worried though, just wanted to ensure I wasn't starving myself or anything.

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