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A 41-year-old member asked:

Could protein drinks cause high protein levels in urine?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. Regardless of how much protein you take in, protein drinks or otherwise, normal kidneys/urinary system should not be allowing any protein in there. If protein is in the urine, 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.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is a considered high protein level in urine?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
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.
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A 56-year-old female asked:

Should i be concerned about urine creatinine levels over 165 mg/dl and high protein levels?

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Dr. Timothy Goggins
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Depends: It depends how high the protein levels are when they were checked. High urine protein levels are often a marker of kidney disease. High blood protein levels can be seen in multiple myeloma. This is concerning, and i would ask your physician for additional information.
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Last updated Apr 9, 2019

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