A 38-year-old member asked:
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what does too much protein in your urine mean?

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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 the urine and the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context.
Answered on May 19, 2018

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