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what is a dangerous level of protein in urine

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked: Yes. This is a high number though not necessarily dangerous. You are still in the age range of a benign condition called orthostatic proteinuria. But ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: Protein in the urine isn't usually due to drinking, so stopping won't make a difference. If you have abnormal levels of protein in the urine, you sho ... Read More
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A 41-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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Kidney problem: This can be sign of significant kidney problem....See your doc.
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A 45-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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
RBC's in urine: Hematuria is not normal and is seen in bleeding in the urinary tract and could be due to a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a b ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Yaklic
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Any: Any nitrates in a clean catch urine specimen could be a sign of a bladder infection. A urine culture can confirm an infection.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Avanes
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends...: There are many conditions that can result in protein in the urine. Perhaps the most common condition is a urinary tract infection. Unfortunately, if ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on cause: High creatinine is usually due to kidney failure, acute or chronic and treatment depends on the cause and severity of failure. Low creatinine is not d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Protein: There is protein in your blood and specifically albumin. There are normal levels which may vary lab to lab. All the best.
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A member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
ANY LEVEL OF: Protein in the urine raises concerns. The more the worse of course. See your doctor please.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience Pathology
A long list: Protein in the urine is an abnormal finding and can be caused by a very long list of entities that can be divided into three main categories. Disease ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: If the amount of protein in urine exceeds 300mg in a day, that is abnormal. Treatment depends on the cause of the protein leak. Diabetes and high bloo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
More than 5 liters: May become a problem 2 liters up to 4 liters are fine.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: Bilirubin levels in full term, healthy newborns that may require treatment serum bilirubin levels age of baby above 10 mg less than 24 hours old ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugene Galperin
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
May be;need more inf: It really depends on underlying cause of CKD: the study reports of very low diet protein are somewhat controversial. While low protein diet may help t ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
More than ~1.5 mg/dL: Or thereabouts. Whether it means anything is another story. Folks with gilbert's hover between here and maybe 3-4 without being sick. Folks who have h ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
100mg/dL: 2+ proteinuria is equal to 0.5-1.0 gm protein loss in 24 hours. It is generally as sign of renal glomerular damage. This degree of proteinuria ought t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Homework?: There aren't 'the five causes' -- if your teacher asks for these, try to find the textbook that he/she is using. Most important are orthostatic protei ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience Pediatrics
< 126 fasting: Diabetes is diagnosed if an individual has a fasting blood glucose value of >126. A value between 100-126 is considered pre-diabetic.
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A 37-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
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Not: unreasonable: could be muscle breakdown as the cause of those urine findings. HRS, MD, FACC
A female asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Means: You might benefit from drinking more water.

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