Causes Of Abnormal High Or Low Levels Of Urobilinogen
The causes of elevated or increased levels of urobilinogen in urine is due to bilirubin reduction, while decreased can be caused by antibiotics or obstruction of the bile ducts.
High levels of urobilinogen in the urine also called Hemolysis can indicate an infection of some kind in the body.
Elevated levels can also indicate cancer, or liver cirrhosis which causes the liver to become weak, causing urobilinogen to accumulate within the body.
Hemolytic anemia, or the breakdown of red blood cells can also cause increased amounts in the urine or feces. Hemolytic anemia is usually only inherited genetically.
Low, or decreased levels of urobilinogen in the urine can happen due to the intake of antibiotics. This is because antibiotics kill microbes in the intestines that aid in its manufacturing.
Hepatitis or cirrhosis can cause increased urobilinogen breakdown or hemolysis, causing damage to the organ and causing decreased or low levels in the urine.