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What causes the presence of protein in urine?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Kidney disease: presence of protein in the urine is usually suggestive of underlying kidney disease. When the kidney filters get damaged the protein from blood tends to leak into the urine and causes further damage. most common causes are diabetes and high blood pressure. Please make appointment to see a kidney specialist.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What can cause the presence of protein in urine at the age of 17?

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Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 29 years experience
Many possibilities : Needs to be explored. Could be from exercise, supplements, infection, kidney problems. If you exercise a lot or use supplements, stop for a week and recheck.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of blood and protein in urine?

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Dr. Yaw Boateng
39 years experience
Kidney disease?: Blood in the urine could be from any part of the urinary system- kidney, ureters, bladder or urethra. But a combination of blood and protein in the urine should make one suspect kidney disease. Have your doctor check your kidney function and quantify how much protein you are losing in the urine.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is high protein in urine caused by?

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Dr. Zohreh Soltani
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Causes:: 1. Temporary rise in the levels of protein in urine include: cold exposure, fever, heat exposure, strenuous exercise 2. Persistently elevated levels of protein in urine include: amyloidosis, certain drugs chronic kidney failure, diabetes, glomerulonephritis, heart failure, hypertension, kidney infection leukemia, lupus, malaria......
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A female asked:

What would cause protein in urine?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Proteinuria: A small amount of proteinuria (protein in urine) from time to time usually doesn't mean anything important. There are many kinds of infections and kidney diseases that can cause larger amounts or continued presence of protein, some of them quite serious. Without more information, there's no way to even guess the cause in any one person. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck!
Niangua, MO
A 31-year-old female asked:

What cancers cause protein in urine?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Kidney cancer can cause protein in the urine (proteinuria) but blood in the urine (gross or microscopic hematuria) is more pronounced. Multiple myeloma causes a different type of proteinuria. Membranous glomerulonephritis with heavy proteinuria may occur in some patients with malignant disease; solid or blood cancer such as lung cancer or leukemia, can present first with this kidney disease.

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