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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Is +1 protein in urine and leu +2 high ? Or slight ?

Is +1 protein in urine and leu +2 high ? Or slight ?

Depends: What type of urine sample was taken? If you only have results from a urine dipstick test and there is a concern for infection or other issue a better test would be a urinalysis with culture. The more sterile the sample the better ...Read more

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Dr my age is 23 and weight is 89 kgs and i am diabetic and hb1ac : 6.1 % PROTEIN IN URINE : 1+ (30/mg/dl) is there any danger .. please help me dr?

Dr my age is 23 and weight is 89 kgs and i am diabetic and 
hb1ac : 6.1 %
PROTEIN IN URINE : 1+ (30/mg/dl) 
is there any danger .. please help me dr?

Diabetic nephropathy: We need height in order to determine if weight is appropriate (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm). Your HbA1c, which indicates sugar control over last 3mo, is excellent. Protein in urine is worrisome. Ask for urine microalbumin:Creatinine ratio test to determine extent of damage if any (normal less than 30). Calculate eGFR from blood creatinine - should be 60+. ...Read more

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Can whey protein with milk produce positive +1 protein in urine ?

Can whey protein with milk produce positive +1 protein in urine ?

Should not: Kidney is designed to hold on to protein and not let it into the urine. +1 protein in urine, would check again in a week to a month. If + again, needs to be worked up. If negative, recheck one more time in a month. If neg, recheck again in about 6 mo. If neg again, then not to worry. If +, needs work up. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Could whey protein dymatize with milk produce +1 protein in urine?

Could whey protein dymatize with milk produce +1 protein in urine?

Unlikely: Protein in urine , need careful evaluation for kidney function , you need to see your doctor , diet is unlikely cause. ...Read more

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I had 1+ protein in urine. I've noticed bubble clusters in my urine that are not dissipating. My doctor not worried but I asked to repeat test. Scared?

I had 1+ protein in urine. I've noticed bubble clusters in my urine that are not dissipating. My doctor not worried but I asked to repeat test. Scared?

Stop worrying: Bubbles that are easily visible aren't even protein, they are mucus. Ask your physician about whether you can test the first-voided morning specimen to see if your proteinuria is the harmless kind caused by standing up. ...Read more

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What does 1+ protein in urine mean? I had a blood test and my dr wants me to see an nephrologist

What does 1+ protein in urine mean? I had a blood test and my dr wants me to see an nephrologist

Proteinuria: Proteinuria is a condition, not a diagnosis. It can be caused by several diseases, among them hiv, diabetes, lupus, membranous glomerulonephritis, among others. You need to see a nephrologist to have a 24 hour urine collected to assess your kidney function and how much protein your urine has in it. The nephrologist will also take blood tests to rule out the conditions, and others, discussed above. ...Read more

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I had pink coloured urine today. I'm a vet so i did a dipstick and there was 2+ blood 1+ protein in urine. I have been having lower back pain?

I had pink coloured urine today. I'm a vet so i did a dipstick and there was 2+ blood 1+ protein in urine. I have been having lower back pain?

UTI or kidney stone?: A urinary tract infection (UTI) or kidney stone would be at the top of my differential. Are you having any fevers? If so pyelonephritis would be of concern. I would get a urinalysis and urine culture to start. ...Read more

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Concerned about 1+ protein in urine. Doctor not worried. Creatinine serum 0.6 AST 20. ALT 30. EGFR 116.8. Should I be worried? What could that 1+ be?

Concerned about 1+ protein in urine. Doctor not worried. Creatinine serum 0.6 AST 20. ALT 30. EGFR 116.8. Should I be worried?  What could that 1+ be?

May be nothing: It may be contamination from the genital tract. Rest of your results are fine. It is not to be concerned about. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Protein In Urine (Definition)

Protein is an expensive commodity for the body. The kidneys are entrusted to return protein back to the body during filtering, and not lose it to the urine. Losses > 150mg/day are indicative of a problem with the filtration mechanism of the kidney. A nephrologist should be consulted ...Read more


Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more