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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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My sister has probable endometriosis, chronic sinus congestion, tonsil stones, atrophy in one eye, now blood and protein in urine. What could be the cause?

My sister has probable endometriosis, chronic sinus congestion, tonsil stones, atrophy in one eye, now blood and protein in urine. What could be the cause?

Unrelated: Don't look for a single cause. Endometriosis is extremely common, as are sinus troubles. A person can learn to remove their own tonsilloliths. Blood and protein in the urine in a woman are often contaminants but a cause should be sought. It's a waste of time to try to connect these. I'm glad you care for her and trust these concerns can all be addressed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there any parasites or worms that cause chronic pain in flank/ kidney? Urine is high in wbc, protein & blood. Ct scan clear. Urologist puzzled.

Is there any parasites or worms that cause chronic pain in flank/ kidney? Urine is high in wbc, protein & blood. Ct scan clear. Urologist puzzled.

Very unlikely: Unless you live in a tropical climate the answer is absolutely no your urinalysis suggests kidney inflammation and you need to see a nephrologist and not a urologist. ...Read more

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What might increased protein in the urine be caused by?

Many things: Part of this depends on how much protein, and what type....Urine protein might be positive if the urine was not a full "clean catch" urine (meaning it is not sterile and may have some external skin cells, or for women some 'vaginal washout). Small amounts of protein can be found after exercise and not be a concern. Larger amounts of protein usually means the kidney is a little "leaky", which. ...Read more

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What is the cause of having protein in my urine and then disappearing the following day?

Kidney disease: Protein in urine needs further testing to rule out any kidney disease. It also depends on associated medical problems. ...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 cause protein in the urine on 24 hour collection?

What cause protein in the urine on 24 hour collection?

Kidney issues.: There can be a small amount of protein (<30mg) seen on a 24 hr urine specimen, but anything above that could indicate kidney disease. Generally the greater amount of protein, the more serious the disorder. A nephrologist can help diagnose kidney problems based on the urine findings, other lab tests, your history and exam. Sometimes a kidney biopsy is necessary for diagnosis. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could protein drinks cause high protein levels in urine?

Could protein drinks cause high protein levels in urine?

Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. Regardless of how much protein you take in, protein drinks or otherwise, normal kidneys/urinary system should not be allowing any protein in there. If protein is in the urine, there is a source of protein in the urine and the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context. ...Read more

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What are the causes of extremely high levels of proteins in urine?

What are the causes of extremely high levels of proteins in urine?

Diabetes, high BP: Can also be caused by immune kidney disease like glomerulonephritis, kidney infections, medications or toxins. Best evaluated by nephrologist, unless you have diabetes or high blood pressure which is being actively treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can eating lots of nuts before going to bed cause slightly high protein level (190 mg) in urine?

Can eating lots of nuts before going to bed cause slightly high protein level (190 mg) in urine?

Doubt it: The kidneys that function normally should not allow filtration of any significant amount of protein in the urine, irrespective of daily variations of dietary intake. ...Read more

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What would cause protein in urine?

Proteinuria: A small amount of proteinuria (protein in urine) from time to time usually doesn't mean anything important. There are many kinds of infections and kidney diseases that can cause larger amounts or continued presence of protein, some of them quite serious. Without more information, there's no way to even guess the cause in any one person. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are possible causes of high levels of protein in urine?

See Nephrologist: 3 levels of protein in urine:
microalbuminuria--less than 300 mg a day
tubular--300-1000 mg a day
nephrotic--more than 3500

if there is blood in the urine you may have a glomerulonephritis and this may be a very serious condition that causes rapid loss of kidney function.

In general the more protein in the urine the worse the prognosis.
There are too many diagnosis to list.
You need a workup. ...Read more

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What are the causes of blood and protein in urine?

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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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 causes protein in the urine?

What causes protein in the urine?

A lot of causes: In young people protein in the urine is usually due to heavy exercise or could be due to standing too long but it usually is minimal. The most common pathological cause of protein in the urine is diabetes followed by hypertension. Other causes are usually "glomerulonephritis" which are a group of diseases affecting the functional units of the kidneys. If you have protein in the urine call ur doc. ...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