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1 Protein In Urine
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Serious: Hi. You're young with bad BP and proteinuria. Not a pretty picture for the future. I recommend you see a nephrologist to assess kidney function and what may be done to arrest any kidney damage. 140/103 with 1+ proteinuria is not normal for an 80 year old, let alone a 23 year old. Good luck! ...Read more
Not necessarily so: Even healthy people have protein in urine, at times--orthostatic proteinuria, especially in children (protein spilled in urine during active hours). Being a diabetic put u at higher risk for kidney disease and excess protein in urine is a marker for disease. There meds to reduce this. Keep diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol under control. Eat well, exercise, and see doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it still possible to have kidney dysfunction with bun of 32 for 3 yr old creatinine of .1 and no protein in urine? Child has edema in face often
1+ protein: 1+ protein is the equivalent of 200-500 mg/24 hours. The usual system quantifies protein as 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So there is a source of protein in the urine and the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context. ...Read more
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
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