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Lollyb1105

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I have done 3 different samples and all of them are deep purple .. Was wondering of anyone knew what could be causing this ? Thanks
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Hi lolly

Just found this and hope its helpful:

Normally only small amounts of ketones are excreted daily in the urine (3-15 mg). High or increased values may be found in:

Positive test result but 'no' ketones

  • Some medications:
    • Levodopa - eg, Sinemet®
    • Phenazopyrazine
    • Valproic acid
    • Vitamin C
  • Dehydration.

I sometimes have had ketones show when I havent eaten much that day.

Whereabouts in Kent are you as I am in Maidstone [smile]
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Hi there .. Thanks for that .. I wasn't sure if it ment infection [frown] .. Im mean ramsgate so not to far away [smile] x
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I frequently get high ketones readings but whenever my Dr sends it off it comes back clear for bacteria infection. Perhaps contact your Dr and get him to send a sample off just to be sure there isn't anything bacterial infection.

I'm based in Kent - Ramsgate too, and I've met Lolly several times at our local hospital as we share the same consultant and specialist nurse. Our consultant is absolutely amazing and so caring and supportive . He is very pro patients and his specialist nurse is an absolute angel who is always such a huge emotional support for her IC ladies

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Hello

Are you sure you mean ketones and not leucocytes???

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I also get abnormal nitrate and protein readings too. So much so that I've given up doing home urine dip tests as they don't really give me any reliable or useful information.

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That's what i ment Leucocytes .. Not with if today blonde moment lol sorry
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Hello Lollyb1105

I think if three of your samples are showing a deep purple (a ++ or +++ of leucocytes), it would be wise to pop along to your GP and get the sample put through the lab for infection - particularly if your symptoms are worsening. Leucocytes are white blood cells and are part of the bodies defence system - a high count on the dipstick may indicate an infection, particularly if combined with nitrites (which often turn pink when there are bacteria present) I hope that helps.

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Thanks for that I've given
My nurse a call so see what she comes back with [smile]
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So good that you both have an amazing consultant who is caring and proactive - pity there are not more like him.

My urologist is lovely but totally clueless [frown] xx
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Maidstone isn't that far from us and our consultant does cover several NHS hospitals in the East Kent area. He accepts patients from all over the UK and even those not based in the UK. He will always help anybody who needs it and he is so sympathetic and caring. He is a consultant who believes patient care comes above everything and will always fight for whatever his patients need.

If you would like his details then please email me and I'll give you his details. He really is amazing and well worth seeing, especially as he is NHS.

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Hi. I literally just returned from a urology apt, they tested my urine and it came back neg for everything except leukocytes. He said that it indicated a degree of inflammation.

Hope this helps.

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Hey Jen

Thanks - would appreciate his details - thanks
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Hi there thanks for that apple .. I give a bad infection [frown] so being treated with the usual antibiotics .. And yes the specialist and nurse are good .. X
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Leukocytes help and information please
I have 'bladder pain syndrome' which I believe is when the nerves of the bladder are affected rather than interstitial cystitis which is inflammation of the bladder, is this right? So from time to time I get uncomfortable symptoms and when I check my urine with a test strip I often have no nitrates (bacteria) but have leukocytes and this can go on for days. Also sometimes my urine can smell. I have learned to live with it, some days easier than others but I wondered if anyone else suffers in this way (it would be nice to think I am not alone). Does anyone have any useful tips or advice as to what I can do to stop the leukocytes causing this problem. I don't really understand why this happens, is it my diet, is it stress, I just wish I could nderstand why this happens. Hope someone can help.

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