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A 22-year-old male asked:

30mg/dl protein in urine... bubbly urine. not diabetic bp - 138/87 weight - 77kg height = 5'10 non smoker , non drinker ugc report normal(kidney liver normal) what can be the cause and should i be worried about it?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Sounds like you have a condition termed “proteinuria” - excessive amounts of protein in urine. MAY indicate a problem with your kidney and needs to be more fully evaluated. See a Nephrologist (kidney doctor)
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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
30 mg/dl of protein in the urine will be reported as abnormal by lab reference but it could be misleading. With concentrated urine that number could be normal or if urine is diluted, the same number could be very abnormal. If urine protein/creatinine or 24 hr collection is done the result is independent with urine concentration. Bubble urine is not a reliable way to assess kidney problem.
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Last updated Jun 21, 2021


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