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What would cause protein in urine?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 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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A 45-year-old member asked:

What causes protein in the urine?

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Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 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.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of blood and protein in urine?

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Dr. Yaw Boateng
39 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.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is high protein in urine caused by?

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Dr. Zohreh Soltani
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 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......
A 41-year-old member asked:

What causes the presence of protein in urine?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Kidney disease: presence of protein in the urine is usually suggestive of underlying kidney disease. When the kidney filters get damaged the protein from blood tends to leak into the urine and causes further damage. most common causes are diabetes and high blood pressure. Please make appointment to see a kidney specialist.
A 32-year-old female asked:

What do I do if I have protein in my urine?

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Dr. Nikhil Agarwal
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Protein in urine: Slight protein in urine can be normal in some people. Any amount of protein in the urine initially needs an evaluation to further determine the cause. Based on the amount of protein in urine and other associated symptoms there can be a wide variety of causes. Please see a kidney specialist for further evaluation.

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