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what level of protein in urine is dangerous

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 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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
A 2.0 level: indicates need to be careful, 5.0 might require dialysis. Your kidneys have a large reserve and any increase indicates much damage.
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How much?: We all have small amounts of Albumin in the urine. More than 150 mg/day is abnormal. The more protein/albumin in urine the worse it is. Depending on t ... Read More
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
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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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zohreh Soltani
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Causes:: 1. Temporary rise in the levels of protein in urine include: cold exposure, fever, heat exposure, strenuous exercise 2. Persistently elevated l ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on age and: type of bilirubin. High bilirubin is most dangerous for newborns and at a level of 20 mg/dL of higher they can get irreversible neurologic damage. In ... Read More
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
ALBUMINURIA: Need to make sure there is no diabetes, no kidney disease or some rheumatological diseases.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: You are leaking a little protein in the urine- could be from several reasons. Get a urine protein to creatinine test done which will quantify the prot ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Contaminant: There is no "normal" amount of these cells. These are basically normal cells that represent contamination of the urine specimen with skin cells. It ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
17 years experience Pediatrics
BUN/Cr Ratio: The most common cause of a high blood urea nitrogen (BUN) to creatinine ratio is dehydration. A ratio over 20 indicates low intravascular volume. The ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Many causes.: Renal disease from causes like diabetes, sle, and others accounts for the major reasons for protein in the urine. Protein should not be in the urine. ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
DKA: I presume this means diabetic keto-acidosis. For DKA you must go to the nearest Emergency Room. The sodium levels are likely to be controlled as your ... Read More

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