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Urinalysis showed a trace amount of protein in my urine, is this bad?

Urinalysis showed a trace amount of protein in my urine, is this bad?

Worth rechecking: You may wish to discuss with your doctor about doing a 24 hour urine protein to see how much protein is being lost. Protein in urine is an indication of kidney disease. ...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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My urine smells like protein, is it bad?

My urine smells like protein, is it bad?

Not normal: If you do have excess proteins in your urine you need to get checked. This can be from benign reasons, but you need a urinalysis. ...Read more

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What could cause protein in urine and bad hearing?

What could cause protein in urine and bad hearing?

See below: There are many syndromes or diseases which can do this, one of which is alports syndrome. ...Read more

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My doctor found a farely large amount of protein and blood in my urine. Is this bad?

My doctor found a farely large amount of protein and blood in my urine. Is this bad?

Confirmation: Large amt of protein and blood indicates significant kidney disease. Protein in the urine should be quantified and urine blood by urine microscopy.If both are positive, please see nephrologist. ...Read more

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My daughter is 12, she had a 24 hour urine sample tested and it showed her proteins to be 195, should be 150, what does this mean?, is this bad?

My daughter is 12, she had a 24 hour urine sample tested and it showed her proteins to be 195, should be 150,  what does this mean?, is this bad?

See below: It depends on her activity during the time that the urine was collected. Vigorous activity increases the protein excreted in urine. That is a very modest increase in the amount of protein in urine. If a blood test of kidney function (serum creatinine) is normal, and she is otherwise normal, I would suggest doing nothing except repeating the test in 6 months. ...Read more

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Does having protein and white blood cells in the urine a bad thing?

Does having protein and white blood cells in the urine a bad thing?

It could be.: Protein in the urine sometimes indicate a "leaky" kidney. In some young 19 Y.O. People like you, it could be normal. Wbc's are not normal and could develop into an infection. Go see your doctor for advice. He needs to culture your urine to see if something bad grows. ...Read more

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I am a female went to urinate in urine was white specs dipstick showed no protein or blood so is the white specs bad?

I am a female went to urinate in urine was white specs dipstick showed no protein or blood so is the white specs bad?

White specks? : Urine with white specks? How big? Are you healthy? On medication? History of kidney stones? Sure it was the urine and not vaginal in origin? White specks from vaginal discharge is more likely. Seems as though you need to have your urine analyzed. See your doctor to order the test. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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