Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism and protein in urine
Being treated for hypothyroid after case of thyroiditis. TSH was 94+ at last check. Urine-protein, blood & bilirubin & creat 1.39. EGFR 45. Weight gain, blurry vision also. Ideas?
See doctor, now: You have a number of issues that need attention. A TSH of 94 warrants thyroid replacement treatment. A EGFR of 45 needs evaluation by a nephrologist. Your weight gain may be due to thyroid deficiency. Cannot comment on blurry vision without examining you. Please see your doctor at the earliest. ...Read more
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
Haven't seen that: Reported. Possible side effects from chia include ^ gas (flatus), bloating ; constipation (w inadequate hydration). Because of omega 3 fatty acids, use of Aspirin or blood thinners could be problematic. People w bleeding disorders or who may be undergoing surgery should d/w their providers. 1 study showed diastolic blood pressure can drop w chia. People w mustard seed allergies are also likely to. ...Read more
Proteinuria, low BUN: Proteinuria (p) needs to be quantified. This can be done with a 24 hour urine collection that will measure p as well as the renal function of a patient. Blood work (bw) will need to be taken. If the p > 1 gram/day, and bw does not give the p's cause, a kidney biopsy may be needed. Low BUN levels may be reflection of a low protein intake or over-hydration. See a nephrologist for more info. ...Read more
Proteinuria: Protein found in one urine sample is usually not a cause for concern. When this happens, the test must be repeated, preferably with a first morning urine sample. In the majority of cases, the follow up urinalysis will be negative for protein. I would have the repeat test done first before I started to worry. ...Read more
The presence of both in urine leads to considering some forms of kidney disease.
Again, a good history, serial urinalysis, blood test for kidney function, and renal ultrasound will be sufficient to follow such condition safely.
But, at times, ct. Ivp and cystoscopy may be required.
Of course, the detail of care should be individualized. So, go to talk and work with your attending physician. ...Read more
Kidney disease?: Blood in the urine could be from any part of the urinary system- kidney, ureters, bladder or urethra. But a combination of blood and protein in the urine should make one suspect kidney disease. Have your doctor check your kidney function and quantify how much protein you are losing in the urine. ...Read more
No: It is possible to have isolated proteinuria in which case there is protein in the urine (no greater than 3g/24h) but no other abnormalities in urine or blood tests, as well as no symptoms associated with kidney problems and a normal physical exam. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to repeat: If you had your period when urinalysis was done, it could have contaminated the urine sample and you should repeat the test. If this not the case, the urinalysis should still be repeated. If the blood and protein is persistent and more than trace, you should see a nephrologist who can microscopically analyze blood to see if source is kidney. If so, you should be evaluated for glomerulonephritis. ...Read more
Not necessarily so: Even healthy people have protein in urine, at times--orthostatic proteinuria, especially in children (protein spilled in urine during active hours). Being a diabetic put u at higher risk for kidney disease and excess protein in urine is a marker for disease. There meds to reduce this. Keep diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol under control. Eat well, exercise, and see doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more
Multiple sources: Trace blood/protein can be a random false positive on the test or represent contribution of these substances from anywhere in the urinary tract. (kidney to outlet) at trace levels, significant kidney problem is unlikely. If the sample was just squirted & not done with labia spread it can include vaginal debris. It is worth repeating at some point with the above in mind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, What can be done to lower protein in urine. Please advise. Thanks. Will rich protein diet increase it,?
Find the cause: If you've been found to have trace proteinuria, don't worry. If you have +1 proteinuria and no symptoms, your physician may work you up -- the first step is to see whether it's present in a morning urine produced entirely while you're lying down. If this is free of protein, you have orthostatic proteinuria and need not worry. If you're diabetic, the rules are different. Best wishes. ...Read more
Dr my age is 23 and weight is 89 and I am diabetic and recent report is 30.0 mg/dl protein in urine. ..please help me with this?
Important: You should do the following - consult with an endocrinologist to use a weight neutral medication for diabetes such as metformin, sitagliptin, Victoza (liraglutide) or similar, canagliflozin or similar. These will reduce weight and improve diabetes. Also start a medicine like lisinopril or losartan to reduce protein in urine, consult with a nephrologist/ kidney doctor. ...Read more
I have been living with only one kidney for 19 years but the last results show I have 2+ protein in urine. What should I do now?
I read one symptom of foam/bubbles formed in urine maybe cause of protein in urine. Will they be formed even if one stands or sits and urinates!
Normal causes: Of bubbles in urine include dehydrated concentrated urine and rapid/forceful urination (from holding too long) from any position! Abnormal causes include the protein in the urine you suggest and can come from protein drinks/supplements, high protein meal, or kidney dysfunction. Bacteria from an infection can produce a gas making bubbles. Rare instances can be watched; if recurrent, seek eval ...Read more
I am 58. Recently turned down for life ins, high protein in urine. Smoke 2 pks a day for years. Now have cough that won't go away. Had for weeks?
Dr my age is 23 and weight is 89 kgs and I am diabetic and hb1ac : 6.1 % PROTEIN IN URINE : 1+ (30/mg/dl) is there any danger. Please help me dr?
Diabetic nephropathy: We need height in order to determine if weight is appropriate (http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc. Htm). Your HbA1c, which indicates sugar control over last 3mo, is excellent. Protein in urine is worrisome. Ask for urine microalbumin:Creatinine ratio test to determine extent of damage if any (normal less than 30). Calculate eGFR from blood creatinine - should be 60+. ...Read more
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