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A 31-year-old member asked:

Why would you have bacteria and protein in your urine?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
UTI: 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.

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A 32-year-old female asked:

What do I do if I have protein in my urine?

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Dr. Nikhil Agarwal
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Protein in urine: Slight protein in urine can be normal in some people. Any amount of protein in the urine initially needs an evaluation to further determine the cause. Based on the amount of protein in urine and other associated symptoms there can be a wide variety of causes. Please see a kidney specialist for further evaluation.
Last updated Oct 19, 2013

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