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What might increased protein in the urine be caused by?

What might increased protein in the urine be caused by?

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 more

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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 is high protein in urine caused by?

What is high protein in urine caused by?

Causes:: 1. Temporary rise in the levels of protein in urine include: cold exposure, fever, heat exposure, strenuous exercise 2. Persistently elevated levels of protein in urine include: amyloidosis, certain drugs chronic kidney failure, diabetes, glomerulonephritis, heart failure, hypertension, kidney infection leukemia, lupus, malaria...... ...Read more

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Could protein in urine cause testicle swelling?

Could protein in urine cause testicle swelling?

Protein in urine: If you have severe albuminuria, you can develop a nephrotic syndrome which can cause edema of the scrotum but the testicles are not affected. ...Read more

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Can spilling protein in urine cause rash in bilateral legs like red sores that itch a times?

Can spilling protein in urine cause rash in bilateral legs like red sores that itch a times?

Possible: But not likely...Usually, medical conditions that can lead to rash and sores on the legs can also be the cause of kidney inflammation and protein loss in the urine. Protein losss is usually the result and not the cause. However, if you have a significant amount of protein loss, it can lead to leg swelling and fluid retention increasing cellulitis and redness. Sores can be from pressure. ...Read more

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Can spilling protein in urine cause rash in bilateral legs like red sores that itch at times?

Related, not cause: Rashes and proteunuria could both be part of the same disease: hsp, iga, sle, drug reaction, more... It is not likely that the proteinuria caused the rash. ...Read more

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GFR 24, no protein in urine. What causes this? 61 years old, Diabetes type 2 for 20 years, controlled. HTN controlled. Labs good!

GFR 24, no protein in urine.  What causes this?  61 years old, Diabetes type 2 for 20 years, controlled. HTN controlled. Labs good!

DM & HTN: Diabetes and hypertension are the commonest causes of renal failure. It is imperative that you consult a kidney doctor, nephrologist, for continuing care. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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My urine is foamy even when I drink a lot of water. If there is protein in my urine what could cause this? Could foamy urine be normal?

My urine is foamy even when I drink a lot of water. If there is protein in my urine what could cause this? Could foamy urine be normal?

Urine analysis: Hi, if you are concerned that you are having urinary symptoms, your primary care doctor can perform an in-office test to examine if there are any abnormalities in your urine. They will then be able to compare the results with your symptoms and determine if there are any abnormalities that need to be treated. ...Read more

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What's the difference between bubbles caused by excess protein in urine and bubbles caused by the urine hitting the water?

Urinary bubbles: It is impossible to tell what is causing your urine to bubble. If you want to find out if you have proteinuria, have your doctor order an urine analysis for you. If you have protein in your urine, it will show up on that test. Good luck. ...Read more

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Preeclampsia is caused by high protein in urine. Is that caused by eating too much protein, as is too much egg, milk, etc?Please explain. Avoidable?

Preeclampsia is caused by high protein in urine. Is that caused by eating too much protein, as is too much egg, milk, etc?Please explain. Avoidable?

Pre eclampsia causes: Pre Eclampsia is not caused by high protein in urine.But Pre Eclampsis causes High Protein in urine.It is a complication of pregnancy. It is not caused by eating too much protein in any form ...Read more

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Can eating lots of food like protein cause high urine creatinine?

Can eating lots of food like protein cause high urine creatinine?

Muscle is muscle: There is a trace amount of creatine and creatinine in muscle meats which contributes slightly to urine creatinine, but most of it comes from the production of creatine in your own muscle. Creatine is used for short term storage of energy as creatine phosphate and some leaks out of your muscles every day. After a loading dose of 25 g per day for a week, 5 g creatine per day helps muscles work. ...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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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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What causes protein in the urine?

What causes protein in the urine?

A lot of causes: In young people protein in the urine is usually due to heavy exercise or could be due to standing too long but it usually is minimal. The most common pathological cause of protein in the urine is diabetes followed by hypertension. Other causes are usually "glomerulonephritis" which are a group of diseases affecting the functional units of the kidneys. If you have protein in the urine call ur doc. ...Read more

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What cause protein in the urine on 24 hour collection?

What cause protein in the urine on 24 hour collection?

Kidney issues.: There can be a small amount of protein (<30mg) seen on a 24 hr urine specimen, but anything above that could indicate kidney disease. Generally the greater amount of protein, the more serious the disorder. A nephrologist can help diagnose kidney problems based on the urine findings, other lab tests, your history and exam. Sometimes a kidney biopsy is necessary for diagnosis. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can blood in the urine cause a false positive for protein in the urine?

Can blood in the urine cause a false positive for protein in the urine?

Yes: Because the hemoglobin in red blood cells is a protein, if there is blood in the urine it can test positive for protein. You would need to have your urine retested when there is no blood in it to make sure about the protein. ...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