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I tried to donate plasma and was turned away because my blood protein level was at 9.5. How do I get it done?

I tried to donate plasma and was turned away because my blood protein level was at 9.5. How do I get it done?

See your doctor: A total serum protein level of 9.5 does need to be investigated. It may just because you were dehydrated. However, a more detailed history, physical examination and some blood tests are required for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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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


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At 2 instances btwn 3 days gap, blood protein level is high (9.2) and iron (55). It was 8.7 and 43 respectively some 2 weeks ago. What should I do?

At 2 instances btwn 3 days gap, blood protein level is high (9.2) and iron (55). It was 8.7 and 43 respectively some 2 weeks ago. What should I do?

Discuss with doctor: Without further context, this is difficult to answer. You should see a health care provider and discuss the test results, and determine if additional testing is necessary, . ...Read more

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I drink two gallons of water a day and my bun and blood protein level is higher than normal. Why?

I drink two gallons of water a day and my bun and blood protein level is higher than normal. Why?

You can drink too mu: You can drink too much. You may not be dehydrated but have intrinsic kidney problem. See a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if i drink two gallons of water a day and my bun and blood protein level is higher than normal?

What to do if i drink two gallons of water a day and my bun and blood protein level is higher than normal?

It is not necessary: Excess of water can create new problems, so i would advise you to drink normal amounts as dictated by thirst. In general a glass of water with each meal and once or twice between meals is adequate. If you have high protein and bun, you need to find the cause as these issues are of a serious nature, requiring a proper diagnosis. It could be kidneys damaged due to high proteins which is treatable. ...Read more

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Constant low blood protein levels (5.8). I am an active 57 yr male with high protein diet- donates plasma twice a week. Now levels too low to donate ?

Constant low blood protein levels (5.8). I am an active 57 yr male with high protein diet- donates plasma twice a week.  Now levels too low to donate ?

Albumen dominant &: typically the reason the total protein is low. Healthy albumen concentrations 4.0 & up. If low, this reflects liver problems, e.g. steatosis from too many carbs (converted to fat in liver) or any of a variety of other possibilities. Focus on the albumen, study, e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albumin & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liver for starters & seek help worthy of your trust. ...Read more

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Can high blood protein levels or Sjogren's syndrome cause elevated liver enzymes test results?

Can high blood protein levels or Sjogren's syndrome cause elevated liver enzymes test results?

Sjogren possible: But not likely with high serum protein. There is a condition called primary biliary cirrhosis that is associated with Sjogren and certain drugs used for Sjogren can potentially affect liver as well. Best thing to do is to see/talk to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Having low back pain on one side, went to dr, urine test + for blood & high protein levels, CT scan for stones neg. Father died at 46 of renal ca.

Having low back pain on one side, went to dr, urine test + for blood & high protein levels, CT scan for stones neg. Father died at 46 of renal ca.

See details.: The ct scan would have shown evidence of a renal cell carcinoma so that is ruled out. The high protein is indicative of significant kidney inflammation. I would suggest seeing a nephrologist (kidney specialist) for an opinion. ...Read more

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What is high serum blood protein associated with? This Lead to a ANA which detected sjrogrens. I am not sure now why keeping high blood levels.

What is high serum blood protein associated with? This Lead to a ANA which detected sjrogrens. I am not sure now why keeping high blood levels.

Increased: immunoglboulins. Sjogren is associated with chronic inflammation and elevated serum immunoglobulins so that total serum proteins are increased. It is not the serum proteins, but the underlying disorder that needs to be treated. You may consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sjogrens-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20020275 ...Read more

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How might you lower a high protein blood level?

SEE A DOCTOR: You have to see why your protein level is high to begin with. ...Read more