A 32-year-old male asked:
how serious is protein in urine? i know years ago they found some during urinalysis. i frequently pee and itch often. pcp ordered 24 hr urine collect
2 doctor answers
Dr. James Cocco answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually nothing: Most people will occasionally have small amounts of protein in a routine urinalysis. A long as the amount is small (1+ or trace) and not persistent, it's probably nothing. If there is a large amount, may indicate something more serious. 24 hour urine will more accurately quantify the amount of protein.
Answered on Jan 17, 2017
Dr. Jack Rubin answered
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Proteinuria : Proteinuria (p) is a serious condition as it is a surrogate for cardiovascular disease. The more p one has the more strokes, heart attacks and renal disease that person has than those without p or with lower amounts of it. The most common cause of p is diabetes. Your 24 hour will give you the amount of p you have/day. Treatment with ace-i and/or arb's is an effective way to reduce BP and p.
Answered on May 1, 2016
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