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Fasting And Protein In The Urine
Slight foamy urine. Spot urine test-protein 5mg/dl, creatinine 37mg/dl, albumin 2 mg/litre. Is it normal or proteinuria?
Proteinuria: We generally calculate the urine protein to creatinine ratio and as long as the ratio is below 300 mg/g it is considered not significant (yours is only 135mg/g) so your proteinuria is not significant. But the Albumin level you mentioned, is it serum (blood) Albumin level? If yes, it is very low and unlikely! Please verify your Albumin level and it's source (blood or urine). ...Read more
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
I've had an electrophoresis test done, serum & urine. Results show a spike in the beta and gamma regions. No monoclonal protein. What does this mean? I have proteinuria and fsgs stage 3. I am 50
What is FSGS?:
Please do not use abbreviations....They mean different things to different people.
Ask your doctor to advise you about any relationship of your electrophoresis report to your underlying problem. I do not think this report is of any consequence or concern. ...Read more
Bile, air, medication: Bilirubin causing bilirubinuria can cause foamy urine, also fistula (abnormal connection) between bowel and urinary tract can cause pneumaturia, occasionally a medication like pyridium (phenazopyridine). Most common cause is proteinuria, which if present, should be worked up and treated. ...Read more
How to reduce creatinine level from 4.9, having protein in urine of 67 mg. Person also have fasting blood sugar of 160 and now slowly coming to normal?
Lowering creatinine: It seems as if this person has diabetes. Apparently, this person has seen a physician. The creatinine (c) is dependent on a person's sex, age, weight and race. To know what the renal function, a 24 hour urine for (c) clearance and protein needs to be done as well as a renal ultrasound. Go to physician and have the glucose controlled. The c may not go down but may not increase with therapy ...Read more
Fasting glucose98. 1+ protein in urine now wet feeling in one spot behind left knee. Doctor not worried but I am scared. I have bad health anxiety.?
Is the presence of protein in the urine. It can vary from few mg to several grams and can be caused by several diseases most notable diabetes.
Several effective medications are available which help repair the kidney filters and prevent progression of kidney disease.
You will need to see a Nephrologist who will order workup to determine the etiology and treatment plan.
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Can steroid abuse cause high white blood cell count and protein in your urine? My white blood cell count is 15
Maybe but...: Our first concern is to rule out a serious infection (is your peripheral smear abnormal? Are the white cells primitive / angry-looking? Do you have symptoms?) and real kidney disease (how much protein, is it mostly albumin?) I hope you'll reconsider anabolic steroid use (if it's this kind of steroid); every guy I know who's tried this has regretted it. ...Read more
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
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
Kidney disease: Protein in urine needs further testing to rule out any kidney disease. It also depends on associated medical problems. ...Read more
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
Protein in urine: A small amount of protein in the urine is not unusual but it is not detected by a urinalysis. The number one concern for the finding of urine is kidney disease. Other causes include urinary tract infection and inflammation of the urinary lining like a kidney stone. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more
There are three ways protein enters the urine.1due to overload of protein in the serum called overflow protenuria
2due to decrese in absorption in proximal tubule of kidneys 3due to disease in the glomerulus. It can be caused by biological like Avastin (bevacizumab) used in cancer, and some drugs like nonsteroidal analgesics or drinking more than 4 liters of liquids in a day. High fever, chf, sle, diabetes&hypertensi. ...Read more
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
Protein in urine: The commonest cause is kidney infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
1. Temporary rise in the levels of protein in urine include: cold exposure, fever,
heat exposure, strenuous exercise
2. Persistently elevated levels of protein in urine include: amyloidosis, certain drugs
chronic kidney failure, diabetes,
glomerulonephritis, heart failure, hypertension, kidney infection
leukemia, lupus, malaria...... ...Read more
Presence of protein in the urine is usually suggestive of underlying kidney disease. When the kidney filters get damaged the protein from blood tends to leak into the urine and causes further damage.
most common causes are diabetes and high blood pressure.
Please make appointment to see a kidney specialist. ...Read more
Many causes.: Renal disease from causes like diabetes, sle, and others accounts for the major reasons for protein in the urine. Protein should not be in the urine. The kidney basement membrane is supposed to keep it out. If it isn't intact, protein leaks out. In burns, accidents, etc., things like myoglobin leak out, and in poststrep. Glomerulonephritis, anythhing can leak out, but these resolve with rx.. ...Read more
Very unlikely; rare: Endometriotic implants have been reported in many sites outside the pelvic and abdominal cavity (like the lungs, the umbilicus, skin, cervix...) They may theoretically extend to the bladder and therefore could very rarely account for or "cause protein to show up in urine". A cystoscopic exam or a urine cytologic test for endometrial cells and hemosiderin deposits may help answer your question. ...Read more
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