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Pregnant. Having loose bowel movements. Found ketones in urine. Should I be concerned?

I am 34 Weeks pregnant and have had loose bowels up to 7 times a day, I thought thus was just my body preparing for labour but the midwife found ketones in my urine and asked me if I was hungry? Is there a link between the two? I m aware of what ketosis is but certainly shouldn t be burning fat at a high rate whilst pregnant should I?
Asked On : Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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The presence of ketones in the urinbe is suggestive of de4hydration or gestational diabetes mellitus. This needs to be investigated with appropriate blood tests.Feeling hungry is again a symptom of diabetes.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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