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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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I've been seeing blood in my urine since last sept. No infec. Doc said was ok. Know I have large amount of blood & protein in urine. What know?

I've been seeing blood in my urine since last sept.  No infec. Doc said was ok. Know I have large amount of blood & protein in urine. What know?

Kidney stones: There are many causes for this disorder and it can affect any part of your urinary tract. A kidney stone may not cause pain, but can cause blood in the urine and persistent urge to urinate. Imaging test (ct) will support or deny the diagnosis. Rec.: see a nephrologist asap. It is very rare for kidney stones to cause kidney failure, but cases were reported in the past. ...Read more

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My 13year old sister is at the ER and is now told her vitamin d is only at 27&large amount of protein in her urine.She is not preg.What could be wrong?

My 13year old sister is at the ER and is now told her vitamin d is only at 27&large amount of protein in her urine.She is not preg.What could be wrong?

Minimal change dz: "large amount of protein" in the urine of a 13-year-old may be suggestive of minimal change disease, a nephrotic syndrome with relatively good prognosis. The required tests to make this diagnosis are not made in an er setting, unless its a concierge sort of er. Need a 24-hour urine collection or a spot prot/cr ration. Low vit d level is not an emergency. (good luck with your sister). ...Read more

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What does large amount of protein in my urine mean? UA done at Dr. Used to have consistent blood in urine. Kidney stones in 2012. UA again tomorrow.

What does large amount of protein in my urine mean? UA done at Dr. Used to have consistent blood in urine. Kidney stones in 2012. UA again tomorrow.

Suggests kidney inju: The protein can suggest kidney injury. It can be infammation of the kidney or irritation inyour case by the kidney stones. Your physicians will test you for this. ...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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What causes protein in urine?

What causes protein in urine?

Protein in urine: A small amount of protein in the urine is not unusual but it is not detected by a urinalysis. The number one concern for the finding of urine is kidney disease. Other causes include urinary tract infection and inflammation of the urinary lining like a kidney stone. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What causes of protein in urine?

What causes of protein in urine?

Cause protein/urine: There are three ways protein enters the urine.1due to overload of protein in the serum called overflow protenuria 2due to decrese in absorption in proximal tubule of kidneys 3due to disease in the glomerulus.It can be caused by biological like Avastin (bevacizumab) used in cancer, and some drugs like nonsteroidal analgesics or drinking more than 4 liters of liquids in a day.High fever, chf, sle, diabetes&hypertensi. ...Read more

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What are considered high levels of protein in urine?

What are considered high levels of protein in 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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Is +1 protein in urine and leu +2 high ? Or slight ?

Is +1 protein in urine and leu +2 high ? Or slight ?

Depends: What type of urine sample was taken? If you only have results from a urine dipstick test and there is a concern for infection or other issue a better test would be a urinalysis with culture. The more sterile the sample the better ...Read more

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What should be done for high levels of protein in urine?

What should be done for high levels of protein in urine?

High urine protein: To treat high proteinuria (p), you need to get a diagnosis. The first step is to have a 24 hour urine collection to assess kidney function and quantify the p/day. Blood work will also need to be taken to arrive at a diagnosis. If the p is due to a type of glomerulonephritis, certain drugs can be given to treat it. If the p is due to diabetes, certain drugs such as ace-i's are used to lower the p. ...Read more

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Protein In Urine (Definition)

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


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