U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
A male asked:

what does protein,ua 2+(a) mean and how do you treat the problem?

3 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
Family Medicine 16 years experience
More info would help: Depends on your medications, medical problems, age, risk factors. Protein in the urine is usually normal. Was it spun urine or a urine dip? What was the kidney function test? What was the albumin/creatinine ration?
Dr. Sanober Butt
Pulmonology 20 years experience
Proteinuria: Not a good sign , underlying reason must be looked into , Diabetes and HTN are two reasons that can cause chronic damage to filtration process in kidney along with some medications. Please talk to your doctor.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Workup: The most common cause is that you're simply one of those folks who loses protein in the urine after standing or sitting up -- if your first-voided morning urine is protein free on a few occasions, stop worrying. Otherwise, work-up -- blood work (BUN, creatinine), test to see if you can concentrate urine; rule out diabetes, kidney / bladder infection / inflammation, glomerular disease, much more.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 46-year-old member asked:

What does ua-protein 100 mg/dl mean?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jane Eason
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Proteinuria: Usually, protein should not be seen in the urine. There are some benign conditions that may cause this, but any protein in the urine should be investigated. It may indicate an underlying disorder that is affecting the normal filtration mechanisms of the kidneys. You need to have this evaluated.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Dec 29, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.