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Spot urine: creat: 40.6 mg/dl, prot: 38.1; prot/creat ratio 938 mg/g. If creat. Is normal but protein is high, should I be concerned?

Spot urine: creat: 40.6 mg/dl, prot: 38.1; prot/creat ratio 938 mg/g. If creat. Is normal but protein is high, should I be concerned?

Lab data: Could not even begin to explain the significance of changes in a spot urine in 400 characters, and even if could, lab values should only be interpreted in the context of a full clinical assessment. Talk to the doctor who ordered this. It is their responsibility. ...Read more

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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Recent urine sample tested, results said spot protein 8. What does that mean?

Recent urine sample tested, results said spot protein 8. What does that mean?

trace of protein8mg: It means you have trace of protein which is 8mgm/mmol
it is not significant, as 5to20mgm is considered trace and does not mean there is any kidney disease and sometime can be considered normal. ...Read more

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Spot Urine creatinine rising...has gone from 15 mg to 121mg. ..can't find normal range? Is that abnormal? Trace protein Serum creatinine was normal.

Spot Urine creatinine rising...has gone from 15 mg to 121mg. ..can't find normal range? Is that abnormal? Trace protein Serum creatinine was normal.

Means nothing: Nothing whatever. Your body puts out a constant amount of creatinine proportional to your skeletal muscle mass. You dilute it by however much water you drink. It's reported so that other substances, similarly diluted or not, can be reported "per gram of creatinine". ...Read more

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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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Trace protien in yearly physical spot urine test for two years straight. Age 31. Should I be concerned? 10mg lisinopril recently started. 300 lbs

Trace protien in yearly physical spot urine test for two years straight. Age 31. Should I be concerned? 10mg lisinopril recently started. 300 lbs

Kidneys are fragile: Yes. You should be worried. Your body is ill. It is not handling your weight, your diet, and your blood pressure. You will see more rapid aging if you do not make some drastic changes. I believe the only way to make any changes is to get bariatric surgery. This condition you have is urgent. ...Read more

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What is the cause of too much protien in someone's urine?

What is the cause of too much protien in someone's urine?

Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. The usual system used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So 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

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What causes protein in the urine?

What causes protein in the urine?

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

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What causes high protien in urine?

What causes high protien in urine?

Kidney problems: Many reasons. Poorly controlled diabetes andhypertention are the common causes. Primary kidney diseases are also possible. This should be addressed as soon as possible to prevent permanent failure of kidneys. ...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 does +1 protein in your urine equal?

1+ protein: 1+ protein is the equivalent of 200-500 mg/24 hours. The usual system quantifies protein as 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So 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

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How could I have gotten protein in my urine?

How could I have gotten protein in my urine?

Many causes: Protein loss is not normal. It is an indication that the membranes in your kidney is leaky. It is usually a result of inflammation and chronic changes to the kidney tissue. See a kidney doctor to run some more tests and see if things can be done to decrease protein loss. The higher the protein in the urine, the faster your kidneys will progress to complete failure. ...Read more

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What happens if urine contains hugh protein?

Proteinuria: Losing large amounts of protein in the urine is usually a sign of kidney disease and certain blood diseases like myeloma and should be evaluated by a kidney specialist (nephrololgist). ...Read more

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Recently bloody and protein in my urine, why?

Recently bloody and protein in my urine, why?

? Glomerulonephritis: Resence of both protein & blood inin urine suggest a medical, non surgical kidney problem such as glomerulonephritis. This is best managed by a nephrologist. This would better be treated sooner rather than later. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 protien and blood in your urine a bad sign?

Is protien and blood in your urine a bad sign?

Likely yes: Combination can be present with medical kidney diseases such as glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis, hypertension etc. Blood can be sign of urinary tract malignancy or kidney stone & protein can be a "red herring". Bottom line is that it needs to be worked up. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does too much protein in your urine mean?

What does too much protein in your urine mean?

Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. The usual system used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So 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

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What type of diet removes protein in the urine? .

What type of diet removes protein in the urine? .

Nephrology: There should not be any protein in your urine. Patients with renal disease may have significant amounts of protein in their urine. If you do have proteinuria an evaluation by a nephrologist would be the next step. ...Read more

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My protein levels in my urine is very high. Why?

My protein levels in my urine is very high. Why?

Kidney disease: High protein in urine suggest kidney pathology, most likely one type of glomerulonephritis (something like kidney inflammation), depending of the level of protein you may need biopsy (usually if more than 1 gm per day), for sure if > 3 gm/day) and that is pretty much only way to determine diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have protein in ya urine?

How do you know if you have protein in ya urine?

A urine test: A urine test will tell if there is too much protein in one's urine. There is always a tiny amount of protein in everyone's urine, but it is a problem if there is more protein than typical. If there is too much protein, then the doctor can do further testing to see what kind of protein it is, and/or where the protein is coming from. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is protein in my urine?

See below: Protein in the urine suggests there is some disease process eg diabetes, nephritis etc affecting the "filter" of the kidney, and should be investigated for the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Is having too much protein in your urine dangerous?

Is having too much protein in your urine dangerous?

It could be: It depends on the reason, for example if you are a diabetic and you are having too much protein in your urine you should see your doctor, it could be a marker of kidney damage. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have protein in your urine?

It depends how much: Studies show most causes of a positive urine dipstick for protein are from benign causes such as fever, exertion, and emotional stress.Microscopic analysis can give more clues. Large amounts of persistent proteinuria require evaluation with a 24 hour urine collection. Hypertension, NSAIDS, diabetes, certain cancers, lupus, and urinary tract infections can also cause it. Http://tinyurl. Com/jl8hurb ...Read more

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What are reasons why would I have protein in my urine?

Underlying kidney dz: 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

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What might increased protein in the urine be caused by?

What might increased protein in the urine be caused by?

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

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Should I be worried about elevated protein in my urine?

Yes: 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

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