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What can cause weight loss, appetite loss, swollen feet/ankles, and low protein in blood?

What can cause weight loss, appetite loss, swollen feet/ankles, and low protein in blood?

Bloodwork: It would be good to get a complete bloodwork and a workup by your physician. There are many reasons for your symptoms, it's too complicated for a brief paragraph. Get it checked out Read more

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What does low protein in your blood mean?

What does low protein in your blood mean?

Find cause: This may be as simple as a protein-poor diet (some of the fad / "green" diets can do this), or reflect low Albumin from liver disease, kidney protein wasting (nephrotic syndrome), myeloma, inflammatory bowel syndrome, or any of a host of illnesses. And some folks just genetically make little albumin. Good luck; a lab value means nothing out of context. Read more

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On a recent blood test my protein came back low what are ways that I can raise it? And what does this affect?

On a recent blood test my protein came back low what are ways that I can raise it? And what does this affect?

Find cause: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. If the low protein is way-low or persists, your physician will look for an explanation. Nothing you can eat or do wil affect it. Read more

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Will alcohol 24 hrs before a blood test show low hemogoblin levels? Male 23yo 56kg. Not too much protein in diet. Thanks.

Will alcohol 24 hrs before a blood test show low hemogoblin levels? Male 23yo 56kg. Not too much protein in diet. Thanks.

If anemic: If a person is anemic, his hemoglobin test result will be low, regardless of whether or not he drank alcoholic drinks the day before. Likewise, if he is not anemic, his hemoglobin result will not be low, regardless of the alcoholic drinks he had the day before. Read more

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My blood test result shows my Total Protein level is 6.0 d-gl, is my protein too low?

My blood test result shows my Total Protein level is 6.0 d-gl, is my protein too low?

Just within range: A plasma total protein level of 6.0 g/dL is just at the low normal range for adults at our institution (6.0-8.3). Normal ranges depend on whether plasma or serum was tested, as plasma values are generally higher than serum values. Read more

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I have been told my blood is too thick, that I have low blood protein and a high white cell count. What could this be, I am really worried

I have been told my blood is too thick, that I have low blood protein and a high white cell count. What could this be, I am really worried

Requires Follow-up: You should follow-up with your md who gave you this information. You will require further testing. What you discribe is too general to pinpoint the etiology. What you do need to know is that whatever you have is treatable. Do all the testing your md requests and ask the md to please explain to you what your tests are for and what possible diagnosis the md has inmind. Your md is there to help you. Read more

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My husband just got blood test results back and he is a tiny bit low in protein something to do with albumin what can he do to increase it to what it?

My husband just got blood test results back and he is a tiny bit low in protein something to do with albumin what can he do to increase it to what it?

FU with doctor: A low Albumin is not specific. It could be related to a wide range of illnesses or it could be transient and meaningless. Albumin is produced in the liver and can be low in cases of malnutrition, liver disease, kidney disease and other. Your best option to follow up with his physician. He has the whole picture. All the best! Read more

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I have 5 prev abortions, according to blood tests protein b&s was low, does this the cause of recurrent abortions? If so what i'll do?

I have 5 prev abortions, according to blood tests protein b&s was low, does this the cause of recurrent abortions? If so what i'll do?

Baby Aspirin: Protein c or s deficiencies increase risks for miscarriages, stillbirths, and growth problems in pregnancies. Physicians will sometimes recommend baby Aspirin or low dose Heparin in these situations.
I would recommend seeing a reproductive endocrinologist or a maternal fetal medicine specialist prior to attempting another pregnancy. Read more

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Follow up on my blood work came out good, protein, bun, apo b, hscrp, LP (a), sdldl & ldlp r high- hdl2, large HDL -p & HDL size are low.?

Gets complicated: Bottom line is sub-fractions of HDL cholesterol and measurement so of HDL size or particle number is still not considered routine. Risk sees to be best predicted by HDL particle number but we do not have any evidence that using medications to target HDL p or HDL size helps. Recently the national lipid association released a report suggesting not to use HDL sizing for risk evaluation. Www. Lipid. Org. Read more

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I had gastric sleeve surgery and am experiencing low blood sugars in the 50's & 60's. I feel I am eating properly high protein/complex carbs?

I had gastric sleeve surgery and am experiencing low blood sugars in the 50's & 60's. I feel I am eating properly high protein/complex carbs?

Recovery support: It is possible you will auto regulate and these episodes will become less dramatic and less frequent. The surgery you had is a sudden change, ie decrease in the size of your stomach. The endocrine response to food may change more slowly. In the meantime, discuss with your doctors, monitor your blood sugars and eat a small amount of food more frequently. Be well. Read more

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Blood protein low 5.8; lymphs high 47% rel/3.8 abs. Fasting glucose 95; non is only 77. Past high liver #s now normal. Rbc ok, stools neg for infect. Eating plenty. Persistent bloody stool. Causes?

Need colonoscopy: When there is persistent bleeding into the toiler a colonoscopy to look inside and take biopsies is critical for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Inflammatory bowel disease is a consideration and that is the way to diagnose it. Read more

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Urine test results: urine blood 3+, urine protein trace. Are these normal, or should I be concerned? Currently being worked up for low h/h (7.2/27)

Urine test results: urine blood 3+, urine protein trace. Are these normal, or should I be concerned? Currently being worked up for low h/h (7.2/27)

Follow advice: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, 3+ blood in urine and h/h of 7.2/27 are not normal. Make sure to follow your doctor's advice about tests and treatments. Read more

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Dr. Said my blood work was fine but globulin was high at4.4 (norm 2.0-4.0)A/G ratio was low at. 9 (norm 1.0-2.4)Total protein and albumin normal. This ok?

Repeat the test.: Your albumin/globulin ratio will be low with a normal albumin and high globulin, since it is simple a ratio of tests. Higher globulin may mean a chronic inflammatory or infectious disease or condition, leukemia or other bone marrow disease, an autoimmune disease such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, liver or kidney disease. In your case, the globulin may be elevated due to a past cold or virus. Read more

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Cant lose weight. Thryoid and all blood work normal. Low sugar higher protein meals. Small portions. Cardio exercise. And no results. Help?

Cant lose weight. Thryoid and all blood work normal. Low sugar higher protein meals. Small portions. Cardio exercise. And no results. Help?

Keep it up!: You're heading down the right path. See a nutritionist and/or a personal trainer to help alter your current routine to fit your personal goals. Best of luck! Read more

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Blood work shows gam globulin low at 0.7 and M-spike, SPE, g/fl abnormal at 0.3. Two para protein bands in gam. Region. How serious is this?

Blood work shows gam globulin low at 0.7 and M-spike, SPE, g/fl abnormal at 0.3. Two para protein bands in gam. Region. How serious is this?

Need more info: I am assuming that you had a serum electrophoresis performed for one reason or another. The "normal" and "abnormal" in this case can only be judged in context rather than in absolutes, so more information is necessary. Did you have a urine electrophoresis? Any other results? Free light chains? Did your doctor state that you have protein in the urine? Read more

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Constant low blood protein levels (5.8). I am an active 57 yr male with high protein diet- donates plasma twice a week. Now levels too low to donate?

Constant low blood protein levels (5.8). I am an active 57 yr male with high protein diet- donates plasma twice a week. Now levels too low to donate?

Albumen dominant &: Typically the reason the total protein is low. Healthy albumen concentrations typically 4.0 & up, 1/2 in blood only ~14 hrs. If low, this reflects liver problems, e.g. steatosis from too many carbs (converted to fat in liver) or any of a variety of other possibilities. Study: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Albumin & https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Liver for starters & seek help worthy of your trust. Read more

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What could low red blood cell distribution indicate. Also have high total protein. Dr. Looking for autoimmune conditions.

What could low red blood cell distribution indicate. Also have high total protein. Dr. Looking for autoimmune conditions.

Unrelated: There are no diseases associated with a low red cell distribution width (RDW). A high total protein does not in and of itself suggest the presence of autoimmune disease. Read more

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Urine dipstick shows leukocytes, protein and presence of blood. I have no other symptoms of a UTI. Is this something else?

Urine dipstick shows leukocytes, protein and presence of blood. I have no other symptoms of a UTI. Is this something else?

Urinary evaluation: Well this is clearly an abnormal finding -so a professional evaluation is warranted. I would be looking for a full urinalysis -not just a dipstick. There are other diseases that could cause 'sediment' in the urine -so part of this could be explained by whatever medical issues you have now. I would call your primary doc and set up an apt-preferably this week. If you get urinary symptoms-Urgent Care Read more

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Went to Dr. Was diagnosed with Myositis. Blood work taken some test are high WBC low, sorry unknown high results B12 low, some protein, what may caus?

Went to Dr. Was diagnosed with Myositis. Blood work taken some test are high WBC low, sorry unknown high results B12 low, some protein, what may caus?

Myositis: There are many different causes of muscle inflammation. Cholesterol lowering medication class called statins is common cause. Check out http://www.myositis.org/ & http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/myositis-symptoms-treatments-prognosis for starters. Then discuss your results again w/your doc. Read more