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A 38-year-old female asked:

protein in my urine does that mean kidney failure soon?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Proteiuria: No, it depends on the amount of protein.if it is only a trace you have many years of good health ahead of you. Please let a physician do a diagnostic work up to find the cause of the protein and tell you what to do to treat it and prevent kiney deterioration
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Proteinuria: It depends on how much protein occurs in the urine per 24 hours as well as the type of protein, presence of diabetes, high blood pressure, microscopic findings of the urine,etc. Tiny amounts of proteinuria generally have little significance. Your physician who knows all your findings is best qualified to advise you.
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Not necessarily: I would see your doctor to determine how much protein is in your urine. Not all patients with protein in the urine progress to kidney failure. Good luck.

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