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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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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

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What causes high protein in the blood?

What causes high protein in the blood?

Two simple causes.: 1. Dehydration (loss of water) 2. Type of blood cancer producing lot of abonormal antibody proteins (plasma cell myeloma and related neoplasms). Needs proper evaluation for other rare possibilities including technical errors in estimation. ...Read more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Check kidney/renal function
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Monitor creatinine levels since high protein increases them
Weekly
Know this diet is best when practiced short term
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Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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What causes blood and protein to be in my urine?

What causes blood and protein to be in my urine?

Blood & protein : Urinary tract infection / kidney disease / kidney stone / recent instrumentation of the bladder & urinary tract are the common causes of blood and protein in the urine. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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Can blood in the urine cause a false positive for protein in the urine?

Can blood in the urine cause a false positive for protein in the urine?

Yes: Because the hemoglobin in red blood cells is a protein, if there is blood in the urine it can test positive for protein. You would need to have your urine retested when there is no blood in it to make sure about the protein. ...Read more

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Can stress and/or dehydration cause elevated total blood protein? total blood protein was 8.3 (normal range 6.3 - 8.2)

Can stress and/or dehydration cause elevated total blood protein? total blood protein was 8.3 (normal range 6.3 - 8.2)

Not really abnormal: A level just above the upper limit of normal is not a reason for concern. Dehydration could be a contributing factor but I would not be worried about this result. ...Read more

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What causes high protein, leukocytes & white blood cells?

Proteinuria/pyuria: Leucocytes are white blood cells (wbcs). So, high protein and high wbcs equals infection until proven otherwise by a negative urine culture. Take infection out of the equation, then some time or damage to the kidney filters is next on my list, but when this happens there is usually red cells in the urine. This takes me back to urine infection or some other type of genitourinary infection. ...Read more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Choose only very lean meats when shopping
Weekly
Count grams of protein consumed
Daily
Eat half of your protein from plant sources
Daily
Eat three egg whites
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Can an increase in IgG + IgA proteins in the blood (serum) cause an overflow and therefore protein in the urine?

Can an increase in IgG + IgA proteins in the blood (serum) cause an overflow and therefore protein in the urine?

If kidney diseased..: Kidneys can leak protein if the kidneys are diseased. Proteinuria is a very sensitive predictor of development of progressive renal insufficiency, particularly when looking at high molecular weight proteins such as immunoglobulin g (igg), as predictors of chronic kidney disease progression. In some cases, mild proteinuria can occur without kidney disease. ...Read more

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