A 26-year-old female asked:
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i am a type one diabetic and in a urine dip gest my protein levels are above 300. i was being seen for a uti and was also told i had blood in my urine. are these high protein results from diabetes complications or does that sound normal for a uti?

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Dr. Julian Raffoul
Specializes in General Practice
Likely UTI-related: UTIs may cause some protein and/or blood in the urine. And you may already have a baseline level of kidney damage from your type 1 diabetes. Get a urine culture, complete a course of appropriate antibiotics, then follow-up with your doctor for a repeat urinalysis, urine microalbumin, and blood chemistry +/- kidney ultrasound, as needed, to further evaluate. Compare to prior labs, if available.
Answered on Feb 22, 2016

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