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what does it mean if my protein total is low

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Find cause: This may be as simple as a protein-poor diet (some of the fad / "green" diets can do this), or reflect low Albumin from liver disease, kidney protein ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
It's good: Low CRP is good. Your level is excellent. Keep up the good work.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: It would depend on why the albumin is low. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
RepeatDiscussWithMD: Low or trace urine protein can be normal in some young people.But it can also be indicator of early stage kidney disease in patients with type2 diabet ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
High Urine P/C: Your u protein- creat ratio means you are spilling protein (p) in your urine. You now have good kidney function. See a physician to get a 24 hour urin ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Clots: Protein S deficiency puts patients at an increased risk for venous thrombosis (blood clots). Also possible for recurrent miscarriage and complication ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
A good thing: The test among other things is to determine if there is kidney disease which may cause it to leak proteins if the result was too low to calculate, ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Proceed: With your consult as planned. Need the full clinical and lab picture to make a diagnosis and plan.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
"Leaky gut"?: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies ; contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered ... Read More
A 89-year-old male 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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