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I was wondering what does protein in urine mean?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 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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Trace of protein in urine. What does it mean?

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
Nephrology and Dialysis 34 years experience
See below: You are leaking a little protein in the urine- could be from several reasons. Get a urine protein to creatinine test done which will quantify the protein leak.
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What does too much protein in urine mean?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 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.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Trace of blood and protein in urine what does that mean?

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Dr. James Pritsiolas
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Need to repeat: If you had your period when urinalysis was done, it could have contaminated the urine sample and you should repeat the test. If this not the case, the urinalysis should still be repeated. If the blood and protein is persistent and more than trace, you should see a nephrologist who can microscopically analyze blood to see if source is kidney. If so, you should be evaluated for glomerulonephritis.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What exactly does it mean when you have protein in your urine?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Possible kidney dise: Small amounts of protein are normal. Larger amounts suggest inflammation or damage to the kidneys.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if there is protein in my urine?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: Protein in the urine suggests there is some disease process eg diabetes, nephritis etc affecting the "filter" of the kidney, and should be investigated for the cause and treatment.

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