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Protein Discharge In Urine
Could vaginal discharge contaminate a 24 hr urine test to give 0.42g of protein? Creatine tests normal.
Not significantly: Most OB's order 24 hour urine in pregnant hypertensivie patients and almost all pregnant patients have leukorrhea (pregnancy discharge). It is primarily mucous and not loaded with protein. While it might contribute a small amount , it still wouldn't matter because the cutoffs we use for preeclampsia are all based on pregnant women with similar discharge. ...Read more
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
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
Would a UTI cause 50mg of protein to be in my urine? And i also had 8.7 of protein in my blood? Haven't been eating much due to emotional stress!
Bacterial Vaginosis: Women who have bacterial vaginosis can have a vaginal discharge that smells fishy and causes you to have an alkaline ph. Any infectious process involving your urinary tract can have some degree of proteinuria. I would suggest you seek treatment from your physician for suspected cystitis/uti and see if your symptoms don't resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: A trace of protein in the urine in someone who is acutely sick with something isn't a concern. The most common cause of heavier proteinuria is orthostatic proteinuria, easily ruled out because the first-morning-voided urine is protein-free. Proteinuria of +1 or more should always be followed at least. A diabetic should have protein quantitated often since even small amounts are a warning. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: Part of this depends on how much protein, and what type....Urine protein might be positive if the urine was not a full "clean catch" urine (meaning it is not sterile and may have some external skin cells, or for women some 'vaginal washout). Small amounts of protein can be found after exercise and not be a concern. Larger amounts of protein usually means the kidney is a little "leaky", which. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1+ protein: 1+ protein is the equivalent of 200-500 mg/24 hours. The usual system quantifies protein as 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
Possibly: Protein in the urine (called proteinuria) can come from many sources. Some sources are considered safe, while others need more medical work up. Safe sources of proteinuria can derive from a fever, exercise, stress and dehydration. More dangerous sources of proteinuria can derive from uncontrolled diabetes, lupus and certain kidney disorders. Suggest seeing your doctor so they can investigate further. ...Read more
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
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