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Dr. John Tillett
Board Certified, Urology
17 years in practice
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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!

Dr. John Tillett
Board Certified, Urology
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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!

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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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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What are the causes of high levels of protein in the blood?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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What are the causes of high levels of protein in the blood?

Inflammation!: Inflammation from infection or autoimmune disease. This always needs investigation! ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Vinod Shidham
Board Certified, Pathology
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What causes high protein in the blood?

Dr. Vinod Shidham
Board Certified, Pathology
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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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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
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Can having glactoria cause high protein in the blood?

Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
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Can  having glactoria cause high protein in the blood?

If I understand the: Question , having galactorhea indicate high prolactin level ? The answer is yes . Prolactin is responsible for lactation in breast feeding women . If there is galactorhea in non lactating women or men , it indicate the prolactin level is higher than normal due to some reason . In psychiatric practice , we see lots of people having it due to antipsychotic medication mainly Risperidone ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Howard Tay
Board Certified, Urology
26 years in practice
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What causes blood and protein to be in my urine?

Dr. Howard Tay
Board Certified, Urology
26 years in practice
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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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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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Can blood in the urine cause a false positive for protein in the urine?

Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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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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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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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)

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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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)

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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Occult blood trace protein trace and leukocytes trace what do it cause?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Consider repeat: The leukocytes in the absence of more than a trace of protein suggests contamination. A trace of blood can be due to something as simple as riding a bicycle. Trace proteinuria is never worth working up, but if blood is still present, it might be worth doing some further investigations to rule out something troublesome. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Yaw Boateng
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
33 years in practice
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What are the causes of blood and protein in urine?

Dr. Yaw Boateng
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
33 years in practice
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Kidney disease?: Blood in the urine could be from any part of the urinary system- kidney, ureters, bladder or urethra. But a combination of blood and protein in the urine should make one suspect kidney disease. Have your doctor check your kidney function and quantify how much protein you are losing in the urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
40 years in practice
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What causes high protein, leukocytes & white blood cells?

Dr. Fred McCurdy
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
40 years in practice
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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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