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Doctor insights on: Presence Of Protein In The Urine

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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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What causes the presence of protein in urine?

What causes the presence of protein in urine?

Kidney disease: presence of protein in the urine is usually suggestive of underlying kidney disease. When the kidney filters get damaged the protein from blood tends to leak into the urine and causes further damage. most common causes are diabetes and high blood pressure. Please make appointment to see a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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What can cause the presence of protein in urine at the age of 17?

What can cause the presence of protein in urine at the age of 17?

Rule out orthostatic: Many healthy young people have so called orthostatic proteinuria, i.e. Present when they are up & about but not at night when recumbent. It is benign. Mt bladder 2 hours after lying down, then have first voided am urine tested. Trace protein when found is usually benign. However true proteinuria, after excluding above would need to be evaluated by nephrologist to rule out kidney disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've hypertension and I have proteinurea and i'm not diabetic, the presence of proteins in urine is it due to kidney disease or to hypertension itself?

I've hypertension and I have proteinurea and i'm not diabetic, the presence of proteins in urine is it due to kidney disease or to hypertension itself?

HTN and proteinuria: Hypertension can indeed cause proteinuria, though typically this indicates uncontrolled hypertension. Polycystic kidney disease can cause proteinuria, and this indicates a worse form. Other kidney diseases do cause proteinuria and hypertension together. ...Read more

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Slight foamy urine.spot urine test-protein 5mg/dl,creatinine 37mg/dl,albumin 2 mg/litre.Is it normal or proteinuria ?

Slight foamy urine.spot urine test-protein 5mg/dl,creatinine 37mg/dl,albumin 2 mg/litre.Is it normal or proteinuria ?

Proteinuria: We generally calculate the urine protein to creatinine ratio and as long as the ratio is below 300 mg/g it is considered not significant (yours is only 135mg/g) so your proteinuria is not significant. But the Albumin level you mentioned, is it serum (blood) Albumin level? If yes, it is very low and unlikely! Please verify your Albumin level and it's source (blood or urine) . ...Read more

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I've had an electrophoresis test done, serum & urine. Results show a spike in the beta and gamma regions. No monoclonal protein. What does this mean? I have proteinuria and fsgs stage 3. I am 50

I've had an electrophoresis test done, serum & urine. Results show a spike in the beta and gamma regions. No monoclonal protein. What does this mean? I have proteinuria and fsgs stage 3. I am 50

What is FSGS?: Please do not use abbreviations....They mean different things to different people. Ask your doctor to advise you about any relationship of your electrophoresis report to your underlying problem. I do not think this report is of any consequence or concern. ...Read more

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Will dilute urine hold positive proteinuria results?

Will dilute urine hold positive proteinuria results?

Not really: The protein is an absolute number.>3 grams is bad.The volume of urine is not as critical at this early stage. ...Read more

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What can cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

What can cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

Normal urine: Normal urine will produce foam depending on how the stream hits the already voided urine. ...Read more

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What could cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

What could cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

Bile, air,medication: Bilirubin causing bilirubinuria can cause foamy urine, also fistula (abnormal connection) between bowel and urinary tract can cause pneumaturia, occasionally a medication like pyridium (phenazopyridine). Most common cause is proteinuria, which if present, should be worked up and treated. ...Read more

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My urine has recently started to have bunches of bubbles (foamy like) in it when hits water. Is it proteinuria if so what I do about it. ?

My urine has recently started to have bunches of bubbles (foamy like) in it when hits water. Is it proteinuria if so what I do about it. ?

Mucus: Proteinuria is a fine foam.. Bigger bubbles are extra mucus. Nobody knows why the latter becomes more or less abundant. Hopefully you get a yearly urinalysis at your physician's. Further, most proteinuria is orthostatic and harmless. I'm glad you're health-conscious and hope you'll get reassurance on your next annual physical. ...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