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Why would my total protein be low on a random urine sample

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
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

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Stop worrying: High albumin simply means either that you were a bit dehydrated / thirsty or that you're one of the few % who naturally fall outside the reference ran... Read More
Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 37 years experience
OK: this is a thorough work up, the K/L ratio would not concern me in this instance unless either of the components were high, In that case I would check... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
See a nephrologist: Hi. The trace ketones don't mean much, but protein in the urine is a finding in a variety of kidney diseases (from diabetes, high blood pressure, and ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Infection or Diabete: I am not sure why you shared your normal lab values but frequent urine in a man is a prostate or bladder issue in general and is usually a sign of inf... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Sounds like you: had a urine test for infection? Results look like you may have a mild UTI, though some of the numbers do not match up with the test acronym. Make sur... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See a nephrologist: That is a significant amount of protein and it is indicative of significant kidney inflammation. Have a nephrologist evaluate the problem. Is your cre... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Mixed jaundice: You need a proper liver workup. You're seriously sick. You may be asked to repeat the tests off alcohol and meds. If this does not fix things, a check... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Malnutrition and undernutrition show up in different ways at different ages. The main sign is loss of weight followed by other signs and symptoms. Yes... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Cancer: Rarely multiple myeloma can be present with normal serum electrophoresis but immunofixation may show it. Your free light chain assay showed what you s... Read More
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