Doctors Lounge - Endocrinology Answers
"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."
Forum Name: Endocrinology Topics
Question: bilirubin in urine
|joeybubbles - Sat May 13, 2006 6:51 am||
i am 45 y.o female with symptoms of burning skin sensation, tinnitus, occasional dizziness for over a year. All tests negative except low cholesterol and b12 311.
recently started on nuvaring birth control for worsening perimenopausal symptoms. I felt like I had a urinary infection so I did a dipstick urine test two days in a row and they were both very positive for bilirunin and urobilinogen.
Could this be liver disease, or possibly a false positive from birth controll
|Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:15 am||
Decreased levels of b12 may result in symptoms of pallor, numbness or tingling, fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, etc. Elevated levels of bilirubin or urobilinogen in the urine may produce amber colored urine and may indicate, for example, increased destruction of red blood cells, related to certain liver disorders, gallbladder dysfunction, etc. Regardless of the causative factor additional diagnostic testing would be warranted.
Theresa Jones, RN
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.