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Can chronic severe stress cause protein excess in urine?

Can chronic severe stress cause protein excess in urine?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can stress cause you to have protein and blood in urine?

Can stress cause you to have protein and blood in urine?

No: It cannot. Best to talk to your family doctor about possible causes in women. ...Read more

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Would a UTI cause 50mg of protein to be in my urine? And i also had 8.7 of protein in my blood? Haven't been eating much due to emotional stress!

Would a UTI cause 50mg of protein to be in my urine? And i also had 8.7 of protein in my blood? Haven't been eating much due to emotional stress!

No: Utis do not typically cause protein to be found in the urine. After you have finished treatment for the infection, have your rinse rechecked, and if the protein is still present, you should see a nephrologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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What conditions would cause high wbc, blood & protein in urine. Along with 5months chronic severe flank pain?

What conditions would cause high wbc, blood & protein in urine. Along with 5months chronic severe flank pain?

Kidney stone?: I strongly suspect you have a kidney stone that has become infected. A kidney cancer is unlikely at age 28 and you need a workup to get at the cause and get you treated. (there are a few other possibilities.). ...Read more

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Would anything from pet cats eg. Parasites or from biting or scratching me; cause 5mth chronic severe flank pain & urine high wbc, protein, blood?

Would anything from pet cats eg. Parasites or from biting or scratching me; cause 5mth chronic severe flank pain & urine high wbc, protein, blood?

Need more info: This sounds like a very severe problem which needs urgent medical attention. Strongly suggest that if you are not seeing somebody regularly now, that you do so asap. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive protein in urine? I'm 26 and otherwise healthy. Very worried.

What can cause excessive protein in urine? I'm 26 and otherwise healthy. Very worried.

Need more info: There are a few benign causes of protein in the urine, like positional proteinuria. Most people have some protein in the urine after vigorous exercise or during fever. Hypertension and diabetes need to be excluded. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and you may consult this site. http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/KUDISEASES/pubs/proteinuria/index.aspx ...Read more

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What would cause my urine and stool to have excess protein in it shown by bubbling?

What would cause my urine and stool to have excess protein in it shown by bubbling?

Bubbling not precise: If you suspect protein in your urine, a urinalysis is the simplest & best way to see if you're correct. Then, if that shows protein, you need to have the proteinuria evaluated. ...Read more

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What's the difference between bubbles caused by excess protein in urine and bubbles caused by the urine hitting the water?

What's the difference between bubbles caused by excess protein in urine and bubbles caused by the urine hitting the water?

Urinary bubbles: It is impossible to tell what is causing your urine to bubble. If you want to find out if you have proteinuria, have your doctor order an urine analysis for you. If you have protein in your urine, it will show up on that test. Good luck. ...Read more

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


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