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Why would you have bacteria and protein in your urine?

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Dr. Martin Raff answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Bacteria will not survive in any appreciable number in urine in the absence of overt infection, and the protein is either the result of the infection damaging tissues with protein release, or the kidney's filtering mechanism is defective and leaking protein through the glomerulus.

Answered Oct 19, 2013



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