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How Do You Get Protein In Your Urine
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 will need to be decreased. ...Read more
Yes: A contaminated sample or container, an expired strip for example. ...Read more
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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