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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience in Urology
URINALYSIS: A urine analysis can be looking for many abnormalities in the urine, one of which is proteinuria, a possible sign of kidney disease, diabetes, etc.

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Frequent uination: There are many causes for frequent urination. Urinalysis in this issue should be a 24 hour urine collection with a substantial list - 5 or 6 laborato ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Normal urine does make foam. With urine analysis negative for protein you should not be concerned. Wish you and your child good health!
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably no UTI: The main urinalysis abnormality in UTI is increased white blood cells; or on a dipstick test, positive leukocyte esterase and nitrites. Amorphous sedi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
The basics: It would be a shame to miss diabetes mellitus, diabetic ketoacidosis, aspirin overdose, the early stages of some of the really nasty kidney diseases, ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sean Fennessy
21 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes do treat your BP: You have stage 2 chronic kidney disease with proteinuria and also elevated systolic BP indicating that you are at risk of this getting worse. Thankfu ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
What level?: It depends on much protein is in your urine - it is normal to have transient or small amounts. High amount of proteinuria can manifest as froth or "b ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: hopefully the WBC , Bacteria and protein in the Urine will revert back to normal in your Urine Analysis!
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Urinary Tract: You have a bladder infection also commonly called a uti. You have been tested, what antibiotics are you on?
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Several causes: Your physician would do well to rule out orthostatic protenuria, the most common cause and utterly harmless. It's ruled out, then begin a workup. The ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Suggests low grade: infection: if you are having symptoms, please consult your PCP.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Significant protein in the urine suggests inflammation or damage to the kidneys. Have the issue evaluated.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Who's worried?: A protein reading of "trace" on a urinalysis is never worth worrying about. I trust you are not a diabetic or kidney patient. If you had a spot urine ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Urinary infection: Leukocyte esterase is a surrogate marker for the presence of white blood cells in the urine and usually indicates urinary infection.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
UTI: Bacteria that cause a urinary tract infection (UTI) make an enzyme that changes urinary nitrates to nitrites. Nitrites in urine show a UTI is present.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Infection v. stone: Suggest renal ultrasound and treatment for epidiimytis.Medical workup for albuminuria should be done.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rohit Dhir
12 years experience in Urology
Kidney disease?: Proteinuria can be an early sign of medical kidney diseases. A nephrologist can help with some further testing.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience in Urology
Urine dipstick: Usually not accurate enough!
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
14 years experience in Urology
Need more info: These numbers seem ok. What about blood or red blood cells (rbcs) per high power field (hpf). Also nitrites, leukocyte esterase? Ketones? Specific gr ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Need clarification: We need a lot more information on the type of protein, on the cell count, Cass, and other substance seen in the urine. You need to have the urine repe ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Usually, Albumin or a mix of proteins are the stuff in "proteinuria". Bence-jones is immunoglobulin light chains and is much more worrisome. It also o ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
UTI: Damage to any part of the urinary tract by infection or other factors may produce protein in the urine. If it persists beyond the infection, you need ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Urine PH 6 is normal but trace urine protein needs a watch - at least getting a spot urine protein as base line for future reference, since it may sug ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Likely mechanical,,,: This likely comes from a mechanical issue where blood cells pass through the glomerulus and tubules and get damaged, so they get dysmorphic features, ... Read More
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