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i have kidney filter problem. my urin shows 2717 protien count. how bad is this??

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
I am not sure what units you are using and now the urine was collected. Spot urine or 24 hours. Protein in the urine is often a sign of kidney damage. In healthy young people, it can be a temporary non concerning issue . You should see your doctor
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
I assume you had 24 hour urine collection which showed 2717 mg of protein. Yes, this is heavy proteinuria, You need to see a nephrologist if you have not seen one.

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