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urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. what causes protein in urine?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Several causes: Your physician would do well to rule out orthostatic protenuria, the most common cause and utterly harmless. It's ruled out, then begin a workup. There are a host of causes.

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