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is proteinuria a sign of kidney disease?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Could be: Normal individuals excrete a small amount of protein (up to 100 mg for children, 150mg for adolescents, and 200 mg for adults in 24 hours). Significant proteinuria is associated with a whole host of kidney diseases, not necessarily serious though. Orthostatic proteinuria is an example of benign one.
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 14 years experience
Yes: Proteinuria is considered a sign of kidney damage and based on the amount, is now even used to classify chronic kidney disease.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is proteinuria a kidney disease?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: You're simply leaking protein into your urine. The most common single cause is that a few percent of people do this just by standing up. It's easy to rule this in or out and your phyiscian will probably begin your workup this way.

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