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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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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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Can having glactoria cause high protein in the blood?

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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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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What can cause a never before seen high protein level in the yearly blood test of a healthy 58 year old male?

What can cause a never before seen high protein level in the yearly blood test of a healthy 58 year old male?

Unclear question: If you are talking about total serum proteins, it may be because you were dehydrated due to not drinking water for the fasting blood test. The other major cause is increase in gamma globulins due to inflammation or tumor of the plasma cells. The starting point of the investigation would be serum protein electrophoresis. Consult this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/high-blood-protein/basics/definition/SYM-20050599 ...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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I have high protein level in my blood and an abnormal bone profile, what can cause this?

Several things: are possible but multiple myeloma certainly comes to mind. Not enough information to go on. You should discuss the possibilities with whoever has ordered the studies. Good luck! ...Read more

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My Protein total serum was extremely low at .3 all other blood work was normal. What could be the cause?

My Protein total serum was extremely low at .3 all other blood work was normal.  What could be the cause?

Does not add up: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your total serum protein could not be 0.3. In any case you need to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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What are the causes of blood and protein in urine?

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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Can dehydration cause elevated protein levels in blood work?

Can dehydration cause elevated protein levels in blood work?

By definition: The blood components are by definition a group of cells and proteins suspended in water with minerals. Any reduction in the water component would elevate the relative amount of the other components. Clinicians will look at this in context. It takes a lot of dehydration to elevate any other component significantly & dehydration to that point is quite obvious. It low levels it is insignificant. ...Read more

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Occult blood trace protein trace and leukocytes trace what do it cause?

Occult blood trace protein trace and leukocytes trace what do it cause?

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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Can dehydration cause globulin and protein levels to be elevated on a blood work test?

Can dehydration cause globulin and protein levels to be elevated on a blood work test?

Yes: Yes.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Could sepsis causes degradation of proteins in blood?

Could sepsis causes degradation of proteins in blood?

In a sense: Sepsis is a reflection of an inflammatory process in the body and can affect every organ. It is usually caused by infection, but not always. Sepsis induces a catabolic state-that where the body is breaking down tissues and proteins. With proper treatment, the body will return to an anabolc state-building up again. How long this takes depends on severity of illness. ...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!

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 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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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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I have 5 prev abortions, according to blood tests protein b&s was low, does this the cause of recurrent abortions?If so what i'll do?

I have 5 prev abortions, according to blood tests protein b&s was low, does this the cause of recurrent abortions?If so what i'll do?

Baby Aspirin: Protein c or s deficiencies increase risks for miscarriages, stillbirths, and growth problems in pregnancies. Physicians will sometimes recommend baby Aspirin or low dose Heparin in these situations. I would recommend seeing a reproductive endocrinologist or a maternal fetal medicine specialist prior to attempting another pregnancy. ...Read more

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24hr urine (5000mL) creatinine, protein, and albumin results are high - about double the max normal, but blood is normal. What would cause this?

24hr urine (5000mL) creatinine, protein, and albumin results are high - about double the max normal, but blood is normal. What would cause this?

Proteinuria: With certain kidney pathology there can be heavy amounts of protein lost in the urine due to glomerular pathology but the rest of the kidney function can be good enough so that blood tests for kidney function are still normal. A nephrologist can better explain your status after evaluating you and all your pertinent test results. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Sjrogen's due to high blood protein. 2nd opinion doctor said this does not cause it to be high. Need help confirming is this true?

Diagnosed with Sjrogen's due to high blood protein. 2nd opinion doctor said this does not cause it to be high. Need help confirming is this true?

Rheumatologist: The information you provided is insufficient to provide a meaningful opinion on. Please consult a rheumatologist for a proper evaluation. ...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 are the causes of rise in blood pressure + protein in urine other then ovbious?

What are the causes of rise in blood pressure + protein in urine other then ovbious?

Any Kidney Disease: Obviously hypertension can cause kidney injury and thus induce protein losses from the kidney. Almost all glomerular (filter) diseases of the kidney--cause damage to the vessels of the kidney filter inducing a loss of protein in the urine. In addition the kidney in response to the blood vessel injury is to demand more flow through the production of hormones raising the blood pressure. ...Read more

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Would a deficiency in protein c or thrombin in the blood cause a wound to bleed longer or clot faster?

Look for.other.thing: Deci iency of protein C is rare and is aaaociatwd with increased risk of clotting Deficiency.of thrombin is also rare and when significant can be associated with increased bleeding However both conditions are unusual and often asymptomatic ...Read more

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What is the most likely cause of protein and ketones in urine, egfr of 78%, negative cultures and normal blood results.

What is the most likely cause of protein and ketones in urine, egfr of 78%, negative cultures and normal blood results.

How much?: Miss a meal and you'll have +1 ketones in your urine. Many people have trace proteinuria and this is okay. You may also have orthostatic proteinuria caused by standing up -- some people are like this -- and this is easily ruled in or out by checking your first-voided urine in the morning. Forget "most likely"; you do need to have the cause found. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could cause a female, 60 years, to have moderate, sharp lower pelvic pain? Urine is clear, no blood, protein, sugar in it, pH 6.5.

What could cause a female, 60 years, to have moderate, sharp lower pelvic pain?  Urine is clear, no blood, protein, sugar in it, pH 6.5.

Pelvic pain: There are lots of reasons for acute pelvic pain in a woman in the menopause. Since it is not a urinary tract infection, you need to be worked up for ovarian cyst, irritable bowel, kidney stone and many other things. ...Read more

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What could cause chronic high white blood count, chronic high c reactive protein and occasional high neutrophils and lymph system values.

What could cause chronic high white blood count, chronic high c reactive protein and occasional high neutrophils and lymph system values.

C reactive protein: an elevated c reactive protein is an indicator of inflammation in your body. It is elevated after surgery, with cancer of the lymph nodes, vasculitis such as lupus, or chronic infections such as chronic infections of the bone. The high white count and high neutrophil count could be due to infection. The abnormal lymphocytes could be due to lymphoma or viral infection. Get checked ASAP. ...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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What could cause high protein and high red blood cell count in blood test?

What could cause high protein and high red blood cell count in blood test?

Many or none: It depends on the numbers and your general health, symptoms, and physical examination. Often a blood test that is just above or below the normal range is still normal. Talk to your medical provider about the tests. ...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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I have red blood cells, blood and protein in my urine , pain under ribs what causes this please, ?

I have red blood cells, blood and protein in my urine , pain under ribs what causes this please, ?

See ur Dr right: Away. Your symptoms suggest infection and/or inflammation of ur kidneys. Take care! http://www.Kidney.Org/atoz/content/glomerul.Cfm. ...Read more

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I went 2 days 1/2 without water cause my doc appt was at 11. Had blood work done & protein and globulin levels were elevated. Is dehydration the cause?

Maybe/not: You ingest water value in the foods you eat or any fluid you drink. If you were making pee every 8 hours in the day before and of the tests were run, the effect of any water deprivation would be minimal. If you didn't pee during the 12 hrs prior to testing you might be dry enough to have a minimal elevation in some blood tests. ...Read more

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Can a ketogenic diet cause blood in stool? Would this be because of all the protein one eats?

Can a ketogenic diet cause blood in stool? Would this be because of all the protein one eats?

I do not thing so: It could lead to constipation which this may lead to bloody stool, kidney stones and in adults, common side effects include weight loss, constipation, raised cholesterol levels and, in women, menstrual irregularities including amenorrhoea. ...Read more

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Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Several causes: Your physician would do well to rule out orthostatic protenuria, the most common cause and utterly harmless. It's ruled out, then begin a workup. There are a host of causes. ...Read more

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I have constant blood , protein and nitrates in urine after being septic from polyneufritus and acute uti. What could possibly be the cause?

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I have constant blood , protein and nitrates in urine after being septic from polyneufritus and acute uti.  What could possibly be the cause?

Pylonephritis...: Blood, protein and nitrates persistent in the urine under any circumstances is concerning. Following acute infections, it is of even more concern. Please visit your fp, internist, or a nephrologist. Barring this your local er. If the infection is cleared, then damage or other causes effecting the kidney may be ongoing. You may have continued infection. See a doc now. ...Read more

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My globulin levels are elevated to a 4.2. All other things tested on my blood test were all normal. Can a high protein diet or stress cause it?

My globulin levels are elevated to a 4.2. All other things tested on my blood test were all normal. Can a high protein diet or stress cause it?

How do you feel?: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If you feel okay, I would not give this another thought. ...Read more

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A mild pancreatitis attack can cause dehydration with moderate protein & ketones in urine test but can it also cause the "blood & 50rbc"? Thanks

A mild pancreatitis attack can cause dehydration with moderate protein & ketones in urine test but can it also cause the "blood & 50rbc"? Thanks

It may: It is imperative to repeat the urine test once you have fully recovered from pancreatitis. It is also important to find out what precipitated pancreatitis and avoid those stimuli. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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It is possible that a lack of protein cause low blood pressure?

It is possible that a lack of protein cause low blood pressure?

No: No. Sometimes patients have both low protein and low blood pressure but it is not a cause of it. Low protein can lead to extravascular fluid accumulation (edema) and can make you intravascularly dehydrated which could theoretically lead to lower blood pressures but this is typically insignificant so long as your kidneys are working normally. ...Read more