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why would urine propionylglycine be elevated

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: presence of protein in the urine is usually suggestive of underlying kidney disease. When the kidney filters get damaged the protein from blood tends ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Other causes: Chlamydia, mycoplasma, and some possibly-immune bladder conditions can do this, and since you are a woman, there are always white cells in the vagina ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pheo: Yes, this rules out pheo but consider hyperadrenergic syndrome.
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Dr. Brad Eilerman
20 years experience Endocrinology
Pheo and labs : In pheochomocytoma, typically the values range 3x the upper limit of normal. The episodes can be intermittent, so you cannot be totally reassured by ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Pheochromocytoma: Urinary metanephrines are analyzed as a screening test for pheochromocytoma, a tumor of the adrenal gland that causes hypertension, often episodically ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
I'm not concerned: Just having a mild viral infection can concentrate your blood and raise your serum ferritin slightly. I wasn't surprised to see this was the case when ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Usually, yes: A pheo usually secretes catecholamines continuously, so it is not usually necessary to time the collection. These catecholamines yield a lot of breakd ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Close enough to normal so may not mean anything. Why was it done? May be carcinoid syndrome or other endocrinologic tumor. Call him for more direct ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 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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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
57 years experience Psychiatry
YES: Epineprine, adrenalin is the cause. Do consult with a Urologist. Best Wishes, Arthur Hoffman,MD.FAPS,FIPS
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