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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

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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Protein and blood in urine. What is the cause? For well over a year.

Protein and blood in urine.  What is the cause?   For well over  a year.

Kidney problem: There are many type of kidney disease that can give you positive blood and increased protein in the urine- from infection, inflammation, autoimmune problems, injury to kidney due to different factors, medication related, other medical condition etc. Since that has been going on for over a year- do not delay further- you should see a kidney doctor and have further evaluation. ...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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Could 1+ blood in Urine be due to a period that was still there but very light? In turn could this have caused 1+ protein? My doc not worried. I am

Could 1+ blood in Urine be due to a period that was still there but very light?  In turn could this have caused 1+ protein? My doc not worried. I am

Doctor is right...: I do agree to Doc's opinion at this time, but it is advisable to just keep eyes on it with repeating UA + creatinine once or twice yearly for next 2-3 yrs so to check how it may evolve. Of course, always use a properly collected fresh urine for testing because of high odd to have contamination, especially in overweight females. To do right, go to http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Have lupus.Have had persistent moderate blood in urine (no RBC) for yrs with no known cause. Now have microscopic hematuria (+2-5), with trace protein?

Have lupus.Have had persistent moderate blood in urine (no RBC) for yrs with no known cause. Now have microscopic hematuria (+2-5), with trace protein?

LUPUS: It certainly sounds like prompt follow-up with one of your doctors would be in order; preferably your rheumatologist. If that follow up appointment is going to be delayed, then make an appointment with your primary care Doctor Who can initiate some further testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does ketones, protein and blood in urine indicate?

Can doctors tell me what does ketones, protein and blood in urine indicate?

Abnormal urine: Ketones (k) in the urine can be seen in a diabetics who need Insulin to control their glucose levels are denied it, something called diabetic ketoacidosis. K can also be seen in non-diabetics who are not eating carbohydrates, and shows they are using its fat stores for energy. Proteinuria comes from glomerular diseases of the kidney. Blood comes from uti's or problems in the urinary tract. ...Read more

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Urinating 3-4 times during the night. 18 y/o girl. Got treated for uti but still needing the toilet at night. Had trace of protein and blood in urine?

Urinating 3-4 times during the night. 18 y/o girl. Got treated for uti but still needing the toilet at night. Had trace of protein and blood in urine?

Treatment failure?: UTI is a common cause of increased trips to the bathroom, but it certainly isn't the only one. A physician needs to determine if its likely the original problem was a UTI and would definitely require one-on-one evaluation. ...Read more

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My ANA pos achy knees, hands fingers elbows. Just found out at the ER that protein and blood in urine. Stopped seeing Rheumy because no diagnosis yet?

My ANA pos achy knees, hands fingers elbows. Just found out at the ER that protein and blood in urine. Stopped seeing Rheumy because no diagnosis yet?

See doctor: You should see a doctor, from the information you gave, a rheumatologist would be the most appropriate. Some times it takes a while to nail the diagnosis. Protein and blood in urine need to be taken seriously. Be well. ...Read more

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First protein, now trace blood in urine; is that a UTI starting?

First protein, now trace blood in urine; is that a UTI starting?

It could be but !: It could be simple uti. However, there are many other causes. It could also be more than cause in one patient. Just a few: diabetes, cancer, stone... Tell us about your age, sex, other complaints, history....So we could help you more and better. Consult your doctor....Thank you for asking, dr g. ...Read more

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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...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