A 60-year-old male asked:
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if bubbles on surface of water indicate protein in the urine, is protein in urine common or what does it signify?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually mucus: Protein bubbles are quite fine, while mucus bubbles are much more common and resemble those on ordinary spit.
Answered on Jan 1, 2016

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