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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

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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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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What are possible causes of high levels of protein in urine?

What are possible causes of high levels of protein in urine?

See Nephrologist: 3 levels of protein in urine: microalbuminuria--less than 300 mg a day tubular--300-1000 mg a day nephrotic--more than 3500 if there is blood in the urine you may have a glomerulonephritis and this may be a very serious condition that causes rapid loss of kidney function. In general the more protein in the urine the worse the prognosis. There are too many diagnosis to list. You need a workup. ...Read more

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What is considered high levels of protein in urine mine tested 555? How dangerous is this number?

What is considered high levels of protein in urine mine tested 555? How dangerous is this number?

Guideline: Protein in the urine measuring more than 30mg is considered abnormal and over 300mg is considered significant and indicative of some degree of kidney pathology. This is best evaluated by a nephrologist(kidney specialist) for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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If one has high levels of protein in urine, what can be done to decrease it (diabetic )?

If one has high levels of protein in urine, what can be done to decrease it (diabetic )?

Bs and bp control: To prevent progression of kidney disease, blood sugars and blood pressure should be kept well controlled. A medication in the ace or arb family of BP meds is generally recommended even if the blood pressure is normal. ...Read more

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My lab results show high levels of protein in urine 27 mg, urine creatinine 316.3 mg but levels of protein/creatinine ratio 90 mg. What does it mean?

My lab results show high levels of protein in urine 27 mg, urine creatinine 316.3 mg but levels of protein/creatinine ratio 90 mg. What does it mean?

Ur Protein/Cr ratio: The urine protein to urine creatinine ratio is an estimate of the 24hr urine protein. It is less cumbersome and quick. A urine protein to creatinine ratio of 0.15 or less would be consdered normal. For example urine protein of 30 and urine creatinine of 300 would be a upc of 0.1. ...Read more

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I have high levels of protein in urine from 24 hour urine collection. I have been referred to nephrologist. What can you expect on an initial visit?

I have high levels of protein in urine from 24 hour urine collection.  I have been referred to nephrologist.  What can you expect on an initial visit?

Nephrologist visit: You can expect to give your medical history and have a physical examination done by the nephrologist. You will be asked to collect a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein, to see at level your kidneys work and to quantify the amount of protein in your urine/24 hours. A renal ultrasound will be ordered. Depending on the urine results, more blood tests may be ordered. ...Read more

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My lab results show high levels of protein in urine 27 mg, urine creatinine 316.3 mg but levels of protein/creatinine ration 90 mg. What does it mean?

My lab results show high levels of protein in urine 27 mg, urine creatinine 316.3 mg but levels of protein/creatinine ration 90 mg. What does it mean?

Protein in urine: The results mean that you probably have a lot of protein in your urine. To determine how much, you need to see a nephrologist and have a 24 hour urine collection to assess the amount of protein in your urine as well as your renal function. Depending on the amount of protein in your urine, you may need to have additional blood tests to see if you have any type of glomeulonephritis or diabetes. ...Read more

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What causes protein in urine and low bun?

What causes protein in urine and low bun?

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

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If one stops drinking will level of protein in urine go back to normal?

Probably not: Protein in the urine isn't usually due to drinking, so stopping won't make a difference. If you have abnormal levels of protein in the urine, you should find out why. ...Read more

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In 2011 creatine level of 1.36, 2012 it was 1.49. Yesterday results was 1.38, and my GFR 79. NO protein in urine. Am worried. is this normal?

Not Ideal: Your renal functions are not ideal. But you failed to tell us the most important fact about your health: what is your blood pressure? Is it high or borderline? And should you be on medication to control your blood pressure? ...Read more

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Creatinine level is 3.9, leukocytes 3-5, erthrocytes 10-12 protein ++ in urine. Could it be my medications?

High creatinine: You should see a nephrologist to get answer to your question. Some medicines, of the advil (ibuprofen) class, can cause acute renal failure, which reverses once you stop taking them. Due to the presence of protein and blood in your urine, you need a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein. You also need some blood work to see if you have diseases that can cause proteinuria, diabetes? ...Read more

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If a patient has a GFR in low 40's but only trace protein in urine are they still considered to have stage 3 ckd?

If a patient has a GFR in low 40's but only trace protein in urine are they still considered to have stage 3 ckd?

There are some new: Criteria using values other than GFR to diagnose type and severity of kidney damage. But yes, GFR of <50 is criteria of stage iii kidney injury/failure, regardless of presence or absence of proteinuria. The important thing at this stage: aggressively treat and decrease effect of causative factors, as often, the gfr/ kidney failure can be improved. Please talk with your nephrologist (kidney doc). ...Read more

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How to reduce creatinine level from 4.9, having protein in urine of 67 mg. Person also have fasting blood sugar of 160 and now slowly coming to normal?

How to reduce creatinine level from 4.9, having protein in urine of 67 mg. Person also have fasting blood sugar of 160 and now slowly coming to normal?

Lowering creatinine: It seems as if this person has diabetes. Apparently, this person has seen a physician. The creatinine (c) is dependent on a person's sex, age, weight and race. To know what the renal function, a 24 hour urine for (c) clearance and protein needs to be done as well as a renal ultrasound. Go to physician and have the glucose controlled. The c may not go down but may not increase with therapy ...Read more

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My bun was a 10 and my creatine was 0.8. Could i still have kidney failure or would those levels have to be high? I have protein in urine regularly!

My bun was a 10 and my creatine was 0.8. Could i still have kidney failure or would those levels have to be high? I have protein in urine regularly!

Not Likely: Those are healthy kidney numbers. However, you can have other causes of proteinuria or renal insufficiency and should follow up with a nephrologist or your regular doctor. ...Read more

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Cbc test results - low wbc, neutrophils, protein in urine. Could you explain?

Not enough info.: A low WBC can be from many causes including viral infection, drug side effect, autoimmune disease, congenital problem, nutritional deficiency, or one of many blood diseases both benign and malignant. Proteinuria also has many causes. Need to know the kind of protein and that there is no infection. Drugs, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, certain blood diseases can be present. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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My blood test showed higher level of protein. Was sent for urine test and showed protein in urine. I have had three kidney stones, but none currently.

My blood test showed higher level of protein. Was sent for urine test and showed protein in urine. I have had three kidney stones, but none currently.

Protein in urine: Requires follow up with quantification of amount - there are two ways to do this: cup of urine with protein to creatinine ratio mg/mg -- or a 24 hour urine collection. Both are meaningful. Blood tests need interpretation, also. High protein in blood could indicate an evolving disorder that requires characterization with electrophoresis. Urine protein should be characterized with electrophoresis. ...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