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How Does Affect The Protein In The Result Of Urinary Test
Could diabetes or the presence of ketones in urine interfere with the results of a home pregnancy test?
Cholesterol test: What can affect the results of a cholesterol test? ANS: time of day, diet for 3+ weeks before, blood drawn before you got out of bed?, family history, your medical history, medications you are taking. Age, gender, lab error, liver failure, acute glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome, starvation, eating way too much fat, or not enough, BCP, thyroid disease, cancer, being too fat/skinny. Ask Dr. ...Read more
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Urine potassium: The amount of urinary potassium (k) is dependent on the blood level of k. If you ingest a large k load and you have a normal k level, it is normal for you to have a high urinary k. If you have a high urinary k with a low k blood level, you are wasting k and may have somethinng wrong with your kidneys or you have a magnesium defecit. See a nephrololgoist for the reason your high urinary k level. ...Read more
Depends on blood : If your serum (blood) potassium levels are low then an increase in urine potassium is a problem since the kidney should be holding onto potassium in this situation. Possible causes are hyperaldosteronism (too much aldosterone) elevated bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) levels, gittleman's or bartter's syndrome, or a renal tubular acidosis. Go see a kidney doctor. If levels are ok then the increase in urine k is ok. ...Read more
Can't say for sure.: Your question is too non-specific. Exactly what did the report say? In what, "system" was the fluid? If you mean the renal collecting system then excess fluid could reflect kidney obstruction or infection. That's just one possible answer. ...Read more
Rule out orthostatic: Many healthy young people have so called orthostatic proteinuria, i.e. Present when they are up & about but not at night when recumbent. It is benign. Mt bladder 2 hours after lying down, then have first voided am urine tested. Trace protein when found is usually benign. However true proteinuria, after excluding above would need to be evaluated by nephrologist to rule out kidney disease. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It might be infectio: Sometimes it is due to infection in the urinary bladder but it can also be due to poor urine sample collection. If you have any bladder symptoms like burning on urination or frequent urination, then you might have infection in the bladder. If you have no urinary symptoms, then simply repeat your urine test with a proper clean catch urine collection and get a urinalysis done one more time ...Read more
How does increase amount of the carbon dioxide in the blood affect kidney and causes renal failure?
Carbon Dioxide : Good question. Your kidneys have many functions. One is to maintain ph balance. When your body accumulates too much carbon dioxide(co2) your kidneys work to eliminate it. Co2 makes your body more acidic. The acidity not only makes your kidneys work harder, but it also makes all body functions less efficient. Over time this can cause kidney failure. This is not a common cause of kidney failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The other way around: Vitamin B12 is not known to be toxic in any amount. However, one of the causes of high blood levels of B12 is liver disease including hepatitis ; cirrhosis. Liver disease certainly affects the digestive system. But it is not high B12 that causes liver disease but liver disease that can cause high B12 levels. As i mentioned earlier, other causes of high B12 include kidney disease ; blood disorders. ...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
I did a chlamydia test. not sure what it means or the severity of the result. The result for the chlamydia IgG is 1.38 and the chlamydia IgM is 1.39?
Unreliable test: Chlamydia blood tests are unreliable. It shows only that you have been infected sometime in your life with chlamydia, or with a related but different bacteria called Chlamydophila. The only reliable test for current infection is for chlamydial DNA on urine or urethral swab. However, the positive IgM result suggest possible recent chlamydia infection. Ask your doctor about treatment. ...Read more
How does coffee affect the different parts of the adrenal gland in the short term and in the long term?
Highly variable: and depends on dose of caffeine and the individual biology of the person. Caffeine is structurally related to the body's own stimulants that are produced by the adrenal gland - norepinephrine and epinephrine - and may also increase the production of cortisol by the adrenal as well, further potentiating the "flight or fight" response. Short-term more energy, long-term perhaps more fatiguability. ...Read more
What can a modest increase in plasmocytes mean when the rest of the blood count is normal? The result is 0.07 and the reference value is <0.01
Need more info: This piece of information is not useful in giving you any intelligible answer. Please have a hematologist look at the blood counts with differential. Plasmacytosis in itself associated with many disease processes. ...Read more
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