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i am diabetic and my urine has protein why would my doctor want me to see a hematologist

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Further evaluation: Protein in the urine can be the first sign of diabetes damaging the kidneys. You should do a 24 hr urine collection for total protein excretion. If ... Read More

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It could mean several things. However, the combination of a positive ANA and significant urinary protein levels means that systemic lupus is one of th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
PCP: You start by seeing your PCP. You may need to be referred to a nephrologist but let that decision come from the doctor that is familiar with you and y ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. The usual system used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So there is a source of protein in t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Confirmation: Large amt of protein and blood indicates significant kidney disease. Protein in the urine should be quantified and urine blood by urine microscopy.If ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes and yes: Blood is blood and protiene is a measure of kidney function
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe (not) . . .: It all depends upon how much protein you have in your urine. We commonly offer ace inhibitors or arbs (2 similar blood pressure medications) to patien ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: Alcohol usually doesn't cause protein in the urine. This is caused by diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, medications, toxins, immune diso ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
That is mucus: Despite some books, most bubbles on urine are due to traces of mucus. 1+ proteinuria is seldom serious but your physician can evaluate it.
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