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Doctor insights on: Protein In The Urine And Aspergers Syndrome

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Looking for the normal and abnormal amounts of amino acids in the blood stream in a person with maple syrup urine disease doing a project on maple syrup urine disease and have looking for the normal and abnormal amounts of amino acids in the blood and can

Looking for the normal and abnormal amounts of amino acids in the blood stream in a person with maple syrup urine disease doing a project on maple syrup urine disease and have looking for the normal and abnormal amounts of amino acids in the blood and can

Maple : Maple syrup urine disease is an inherited disorder of metabolism where people are unable to break down the branched-chain amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. These are the three Amino Acids that build-up in high levels in the blood. The exact numbers for abnormal levels depend completely on the lab running the test. In one lab, anything over 10 might be abnormal where in another lab anything over 150 would be abnormal depending on how they run the test and the units used for each value. The exact numbers are not important - just knowing which Amino Acids are too high is the goal. ...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 causes trace amounts of protien and blood in the urine? Also, a high ph?

What causes trace amounts of protien and blood in the urine? Also, a high ph?

Many causes: Common causes of both protein and blood in urine include, glomerular disease, kidney infection, urinary tumors and infections. Please discuss the matter with your doctor for an evaluation. See this site for more information on protein in urine. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/protein-in-urine/my00630. ...Read more

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How significant is the finding of protein in the urine in a child? If the child has a complex kidney cyst? Repeat sample 1st morning urine showed none

How significant is the finding of protein in the urine in a child? If the child has a complex kidney cyst? Repeat sample 1st morning urine showed none

Not very significant: Children frequently "spill" small amounts of protein in their urine when they are very active during the day from their high metabolism and rapid muscle growth. That's why we then check a first morning urine sample. If there is no protein with the morning urine, nothing to worry about at this time. I check a yearly urine sample on these kids, but otherwise no restrictions or reasons to worry. ...Read more

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Can an increase in IgG + IgA proteins in the blood (serum) cause an overflow and therefore protein in the urine?

Can an increase in IgG + IgA proteins in the blood (serum) cause an overflow and therefore protein in the urine?

If kidney diseased..: Kidneys can leak protein if the kidneys are diseased. Proteinuria is a very sensitive predictor of development of progressive renal insufficiency, particularly when looking at high molecular weight proteins such as immunoglobulin g (igg), as predictors of chronic kidney disease progression. In some cases, mild proteinuria can occur without kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can your protein level come down in a microalibium test? And what is the difference between that and regular dipstick? Would protein show up in both

Can your protein level come down in a microalibium test?  And what is the difference between that and regular dipstick? Would protein show up in both

Proteinuria: Urine protein detected by dipstick in current practice identifies Albumin and misses positively charged proteins such as myeloma (monoclonal) proteins. In most situations microalbuminuria will not lower serum Albumin since te liver easily compensates. This is the "pathological" response that actually results in the associated derrangements seen clinically in pts with proteinuria like high lipids. ...Read more

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Can the high pressence of ketones in your urine interfere with a pregnancy test?

Can the high pressence of ketones in your urine interfere with a pregnancy test?

No: No, the presence of ketones is unlikely to hinder the mechanism that determines if you are pregnant or not on a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Why is there hematuria in nephritic syndrome and not in nephrotic syndrome?

Why is there hematuria in nephritic syndrome and not in nephrotic syndrome?

Different physiology: The blood vessels in the glomeruli are damaged by inflammation in the nephritic syndrome sufficient for at least a few of them to bleed. They merely leak protein in the nephrotic syndrome, in which obvious inflammation in the classic sense is not visible but protein-retaining molecules in the gbm are lost. Famously, the membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis family produces both syndromes. ...Read more

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The doctor said the protein in urine was 15 and not a lot, how much protein in urine is normal?

Up to 150 mg per day: Normal people can excrete up to 150 mg per day. This will increase with exercise and upright posture, but 15 mg per day is small and no reason to worry. ...Read more

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What causes protein and bacteria in the urine?

What causes protein and bacteria in the urine?

Infection: Bacteria indicates a urinary infection, and at times you can get protein in the urine with an infection. There are other causes of protein in the urine by itself which usually are caused by one of many kidney disease states. ...Read more

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What are the causes of rise in blood pressure + protein in urine other then ovbious?

What are the causes of rise in blood pressure + protein in urine other then ovbious?

Any Kidney Disease: Obviously hypertension can cause kidney injury and thus induce protein losses from the kidney. Almost all glomerular (filter) diseases of the kidney--cause damage to the vessels of the kidney filter inducing a loss of protein in the urine. In addition the kidney in response to the blood vessel injury is to demand more flow through the production of hormones raising the blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the condition in which both glucose and ketone bodies are present in urine? Not diabetic

What is the condition in which both glucose and ketone bodies are present in urine? Not diabetic

Not diabetes?: Diabetes is most likely and needs full evaluation including before meal and 2 hr after meal glucose testing. There could be Insulin resistance with am fasting hyperglycemia even with a1c < 6.5. Prolonged fast can cause ketones to spill into urine. Large carbohydrate load with blood gluocse after above 180 mg/dl coincident with a urine check could potentially cause positive urine glucos. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cortisol in blood and in urine ? If normal in blood and so abnormal in urine. Any solutions?

What is the difference between cortisol in blood and in urine ? If normal in blood and so abnormal in urine. Any solutions?

Diurnal variation: Blood levels of cortisol vary during the day. 24 hour urine levels provide a better status of adrenal function. Beyond that, you need to consult with an endocrinologist as the issue is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more

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If your diet is very low in protein and you have CKD, would this reduce the amount of protein spilled in the urine? Could this delay a CKD diagnosis?

If your diet is very low in protein and you have CKD, would this reduce the amount of protein spilled in the urine? Could this delay a CKD diagnosis?

May be;need more inf: It really depends on underlying cause of CKD: the study reports of very low diet protein are somewhat controversial. While low protein diet may help to reduce proteinuria and even delay CKD in some cases, if the person has very low blood protein and severe protein losses, it may be counterproductive and even harmfull ...Read more

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Could diabetes or the presence of ketones in urine interfere with the results of a home pregnancy test?

Doubtful.: Make sure the kit didn't expire. If you have ketones in your urine perhaps you should see a doctor anyway! ...Read more

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What causes protein in the urine in some pregnant women?

What causes protein in the urine in some pregnant women?

Normal or not!: Depends on degree. Urinary protein excretion is considered abnormal in pregnant women when it exceeds 300 mg/24 hours at anytime during gestation, a level that usually correlates with 1+ on urine dipstick. Proteinuria documented before pregnancy or before 20 weeks' gestation suggests preexisting renal disease. Preeclampsia is the most common cause for this. Mild proteinuria (30mg-100mg) is common. ...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