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Dr. Nour Baltagi
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Proteinuria (Definition)

Proteinuria means the presence of excess of serum proteins in the urine. The excess protein in the urine often causes the urine to become foamy. Up to 150 mg a day of protein may be excreted by a normal person most of this being tamm-horsfall protein. Between 150-300 mg/day may be considered microalbuminuria and greater than 300mg/day is abnormal and ...Read more


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Hematuria and proteinuria reflect a kidney problem?

Hematuria and proteinuria reflect a kidney problem?

Maybe: "-uria" = in urine. Protein in the urine usually reflects a kidney problem. Blood (hematuria) may be a problem in the kidney, ureter (connection duct to), bladder, prostate gland (in men), and/or urethra. Both should be evaluated further to identify the problem which may include further blood, urine tests, scans, and cystoscopy (scoping the bladder and system). ...Read more

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Why nephrotic syndrome cause massive proteinuria but no hematuria?

Why nephrotic syndrome cause massive proteinuria but no hematuria?

See below: Nephrotic syndrome can be caused by many diseases . Diseases such as diabetic nephropathy, membranous gn, fsgs may cause nephrotic syndrome hematuria and proteinuria occur in eg lupus nephritis the prescence of only proteinuria helps the clinician narrow down to certain diseases before resorting to a biopsy. ...Read more

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I'm having infrequent but recurrent gross hematuria. Tests show proteinuria/mucus but no blood. All other tests normal findings. Cysto scheduled. ?

I'm having infrequent but recurrent gross hematuria. Tests show proteinuria/mucus but no blood. All other tests normal findings. Cysto scheduled. ?

Hematuria: Large intermittent blood loss as you describe can often be ascribed by open bleeding tiny blood vessels. This diagnosis would require a kidney angiogram to localize any blood leak, because they can "plug it up" in radiology. Sometimes you never catch it when it starts bleeding. This is called angiodyspasia, not uncommon. Cystoscopy will look for bladder source of bleeding. ...Read more

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How can I have IGA nephropathy with daily microhematuria and proteinuria but a GFR of >90%. Doesn't hematuria always equal kidney damage?

How can I have IGA nephropathy with daily microhematuria and proteinuria but a GFR of >90%. Doesn't hematuria always equal kidney damage?

Not at all: Most patients with kidney disease have normal GFR. The estimated GFR on your lab slip is subscientific anyway. About 75% of IgA neohropathy patients have normal GFR and usually have little trouble. ...Read more

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Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua. Blood work shows normal kidney function. Ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. Ideas?

Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua.  Blood work shows normal kidney function. Ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. Ideas?

Here are some...: It is hard to address all possible concerns you might have in a 400-letter space. However, I have summarized all known concerns about hematuria in the article in http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html; thereby you gain insight on how to work closer & better with doctor for more benefit of healthcare. If needing more counseling, go to www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. Best wish... ...Read more

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Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua dipstick. Blood work shows normal kidney function. Ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. Ideas?

Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua dipstick. Blood work shows normal kidney function. Ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. Ideas?

Benign glomerular dz: Hematuria and proteinuria suggests a glomerular cause ( kidney filter) since the urologic studies are negative. Kidney biopsy would be diagnostic but makes no sense since risk of progressive renal failure is very low as long as the urine protein is less than 500 mg a day. Diagnosis would include IgA nephropathy, thin basement membrane disease among others. As long as normal function u r ok. ...Read more

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Can hematuria cause trace protein in urine?

Can hematuria cause trace protein in urine?

Yes: In fact, trace proteinuria is always present when there are red cells in the urine. Trace protein isn't really worth worrying about by itself if you're otherwise healthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been to ER recently diagnosed with 12 mm kidney stone and blood in urine and protein in urine for years why pain when i eat meat drink pop ect?

I have been to ER recently diagnosed with 12 mm kidney stone and blood in urine and protein in urine for years why pain when i eat meat drink pop ect?

Plenty: Having a kidney stone can be painful. However having meat with abdominal pain could be due to a stomach or intestinal issue. Without any history or physical exam we will not be able to identify the exact cause. It will therefore be best to have you see your doctor or if you are in severe pain to go to the emergency room as soon as possible. Good luck ...Read more

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Do protein in urine mean inflammation thru out the body. Pos ANA achy knees and leg hands. Blood in urine for past 7 mos now protein in urine.

Do protein in urine mean inflammation thru out the body. Pos ANA achy knees and leg hands. Blood in urine for past 7 mos now protein in urine.

It could but: good protein in the urine suggest kidney is inflamed. + ANA and joint pain could suggest systemic lupus erythematosus. The rest of the diagnosis will depend on some of your other symptoms and your laboratory studies. You could ask your physician to have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Michaels
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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more


Dr. Scott Keith
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Protein In Urine (Definition)

Protein is an expensive commodity for the body. The kidneys are entrusted to return protein back to the body during filtering, and not lose it to the urine. Losses > 150mg/day are indicative of a problem with the filtration mechanism of the kidney. A nephrologist should be consulted ...Read more