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Slight foamy urine.spot urine test-protein 5mg/dl,creatinine 37mg/dl,albumin 2 mg/litre.Is it normal or proteinuria ?

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

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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


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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

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

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What is protein in your urine and what is the cause of it and what could I do to get it better?

What is protein in your urine and what is the cause of it and what could I do to get it better?

Proteinuria: 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. thank You ...Read more

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Do you get protein in urine from vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Do you get protein in urine from vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Not likely : That is not a typical side effect from that medication. Proteinuria can have a wide range of causes and some are more serious than others. A full workup will likely provide the answer and should be done to rule out more serious causes. If there is decreased kidney function the dose of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) will need to be decreased. ...Read more

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How do I get protein out of my urine?

How do I get protein out of my urine?

Check in with PCP: Protein in the urine is not normal. Please make sure you get a thorough check up from your primary care doctor, if you have not seen one in a while. Make sure your blood pressure is normal, check for diabetes, and also rule our other kidney disease. ...Read more

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What can you do to get protein out your urine?

What can you do to get protein out your urine?

See a nephrologist: Orthostatic proteinuria only occurs when you are up and about, i.e. During the day. Significant proteinuria occurs round the clock. Such proteinuria should be worked up by a nephrologist, who can evaluat the problem and then give appropriate advice. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a false positive for a protein urine strip?

Is it possible to get a false positive for a protein urine strip?

Yes: A contaminated sample or container, an expired strip for example. ...Read more

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How to get rid of protein from urine?

How to get rid of protein from urine?

Nephrologist: You should see a nephrologist if you have very much protein in your urine. There are several reasons for that. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of protein in the urine?

What can I do to get rid of protein in the urine?

Depends on why...: This depends on why you have protein in your urine. A woman having a period, for example, may have protein in her urine because of the presence of blood cells. But if you have protein in the urine because of declining kidney function, you'll want to learn what you can do to control the source of he problem. For example, get your high blood pressure or diabetes under better control. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm a 22 yr old female with traces of protein in my urine, will it get worse in the future?

I'm a 22 yr old female with traces of protein in my urine, will it get worse in the future?

Possibly: Protein loss in the urine is not normal. Depending on the condition, it can go any way (stay the same, decrease or increase). See a kidney doctor to run some tests to find out the cause. This will allow better clues as to whether it will get worse. ...Read more

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cloudy urine 2-3 times a day. for 7 years now.I get regular kidney tests and last year had my urine tested for protein. Tests show nothing wrong.

 cloudy urine 2-3 times a day. for 7 years now.I get regular kidney tests and last year had my urine tested for protein. Tests show nothing wrong.

Phosphate crystals?: The main cause of on and off cloudy urine is the formation of phosphate crystals, which results from various combinations of fluid and food intake. It's harmless. You can check it out by adding 1-2 drops of acid (e.g. vinegar) to a sample of cloudy urine. It will immediately turn crystal clear. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of protein in my urine without taking medication?

How can I get rid of protein in my urine without taking medication?

Cause?: That really depends on the cause. If traces of protein are noted in an otherwise healthy person, it may be due to rigorous exercise. However, if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney problems then medication is your best option. Talk with your physician about this for more guidance. ...Read more

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I have a little bit of protein in my urine.What is the main reason why that happens and how to get rid of it?This is the first time this happened.

I have a little bit of protein in my urine.What is the main reason why that happens and how to get rid of it?This is the first time this happened.

Trace may be OK: A trace of protein in the urine may be normal for an active 19 year old. If you do moderately heavy workouts, muscle breaks down and forms rapidly and may lead to some protein in urine. However, if you have significant proteinuria of unknown cause, it must be worked up by an internist/nephrologist. ...Read more

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I ask alot of questions involving my kidneys i apologize. How foamy does the urine have to get to indicate protein in urine?

Not a great sign: Foamy urine is highly variable in ability to predict protein in the urine. There are quick and easy tests available, starting with a dipstick at your doctor's office ...Read more

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Creatinine of 1.48 and BUN of 21 - no blood or protein in urine - should i get this checked out ?

Creatinine of 1.48 and BUN of 21 - no blood or protein in urine - should i get this checked out ?

You've obviously: had it checked out, someone had to order test. I would be a bit concerned, creatinine must be out of normal range for lab. There might be easy explanation, have it checked again. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son went to the doctor for a school physical. His urine tested high for protein. The doctor has asked that we get a clean sample in the am. Just wondering what would cause the protein to be elevated?

My 5 year old son went to the doctor for a school physical.  His urine tested high for protein. The doctor has asked that we get a clean sample in the am.  Just wondering what would cause the protein to be elevated?

Proteinuria : You child could have his proteinuria (p) caused by a glomerularnephritis, which is a disease of the nephron, the functional part of the kidney. Ask your pediatrician to refer your child to a pediatric nephrologist if he p, to arrive at diagnosis and a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I had a bunch of blood work done now my doctor wants me to get serum protein electrophesis and a urine protien electrophesis done! what does this mean?

I had a bunch of blood work done now my doctor wants me to get serum protein electrophesis and a urine protien electrophesis done! what does this mean?

Proteins: Simple blood & urine tests only reveal if protein is present. Electrophoresis uses electrical current to separate the different proteins into individual components to see if there are specific ones that r high or low. Some diseases r marked by spikes of a particular protein; others by a lack of a protein. ...Read more

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I have undiagnosed mod blood and 1+ protein in my urine. I'm supposed to get a neck CT w contrast tomorrow. Normal cmp. Should i get the ct?

I have undiagnosed mod blood and 1+  protein in my urine. I'm   supposed to get a neck CT w contrast tomorrow. Normal cmp. Should i get the ct?

Should be fine: Having normal renal function (normal cmp) makes you eligible to have a ct scan with contrast. The blood and protein in your urine do not prevent you from getting the scan, but these things need to be further evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have henoch schonlein purpura & I'm going to get a 24 hr urine test for protein on Sunday. If i drink alcohol on friday will it show up on the test?

I have henoch schonlein purpura & I'm going to get a 24 hr urine test for protein on Sunday. If i drink alcohol on friday will it show up on the test?

No: 24 hour urine collection for protein excretion will quantify how much protein you are spilling in the urine, it will not mention anything about alcohol, unless your doctor specifically orders that test. Toxicology testing is totally different than protein determination and are not linked. ...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