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What causes protein in the urine?

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Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
A lot of causes: In young people protein in the urine is usually due to heavy exercise or could be due to standing too long but it usually is minimal. The most common pathological cause of protein in the urine is diabetes followed by hypertension. Other causes are usually "glomerulonephritis" which are a group of diseases affecting the functional units of the kidneys. If you have protein in the urine call ur doc.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Cause protein/urine: There are three ways protein enters the urine.1due to overload of protein in the serum called overflow protenuria 2due to decrese in absorption in proximal tubule of kidneys 3due to disease in the glomerulus.It can be caused by biological like Avastin (bevacizumab) used in cancer, and some drugs like nonsteroidal analgesics or drinking more than 4 liters of liquids in a day.High fever, chf, sle, diabetes&hypertensi.
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 31 years experience
Protein in urine: A small amount of protein in the urine is not unusual but it is not detected by a urinalysis. The number one concern for the finding of urine is kidney disease. Other causes include urinary tract infection and inflammation of the urinary lining like a kidney stone. www.peedoc.com @drhtay.

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What would cause protein in urine?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 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!
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What are the causes of blood and protein in urine?

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Dr. Yaw Boateng
Nephrology and Dialysis 38 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.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

What causes trace of protein in the urine?

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Dr. Kenny Chuu
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Normal: Hi, There are many things that cause this and finding trace amounts of protein in urine alone, doesn't indicate presence or absence of disease. For example, things as common as exercise (leading to muscle breakdown) can cause trace amounts of protein to show up on a urinalysis. Hope this helps
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of protein in urine usually?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Many causes.: Renal disease from causes like diabetes, sle, and others accounts for the major reasons for protein in the urine. Protein should not be in the urine. The kidney basement membrane is supposed to keep it out. If it isn't intact, protein leaks out. In burns, accidents, etc., things like myoglobin leak out, and in poststrep. Glomerulonephritis, anythhing can leak out, but these resolve with rx..
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What is high protein in urine caused by?

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Dr. Zohreh Soltani
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 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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