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what can a lp high protein csf level of 46 mean?

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Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Many causes: CSF protein results can be high in many conditions. It is best to interpret the results in the context of all the other results of CSF fluid analysis. Some causes are viral meningitis, demyelinatinfg diseases, diabetes, brain abscess, syphillis, brain tumor, alcoholism, and epilepsy

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A 29-year-old member asked:

My urine has been dark and/or cloudy for around 8 weeks. My urine sample showed traces of blood and protein. Should I worry?

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Dr. Timothy Gorski
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
See your doctor!: I wouldn't worry - i would see my doctor! worry is not going to help. Seeing your doctor and having further testing will help show what, if anything, is wrong. And, yes, it could be serious! see your doctor!
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I make sure I am getting enough protein in pregnancy?

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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
60 grams a day: The protein needs in pregnancy increase to meet demands for growth of the fetus, placenta, uterus and increased blood volume. Animal sources of protein, such as meat, milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, poultry and fish are "complete", as they provide the 9 essential Amino Acids in optimal concentrations. Vegetable sources of complete protein include quinoa, soybeans, buckwheat and hemp.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I recently heard that eating a lot of protein in your diet can later increase your chances of gettinggout. I was wondering if this is true.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Protein & gout: Protein in general is not the problem with gout; it's specific proteins (purines) that occur in organ meats (liver, kidney, sweetbreads), brewer's yeast (beer), and legumes (peanuts, peas). However, any high protein diet, without adequate fluid intake, can damage the kidneys. Your fp can test your blood & urine for markers of gout and/or kidney damage.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can chronic severe stress cause protein excess in urine?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Yes: Situations involving severe stress, exercise, fever etc can cause transient proteinuria. This resolves in most cases in subsequent analysis. Extensive work up is not indicated in this scenario.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What does my total protein level tell me about my diet?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Nothing very much: It can be normal and still you can have a bad diet.

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