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Dr. Al Hegab
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Protein In Urine (Overview)

Protein is an expensive commodity for the body. The kidneys are entrusted to return protein back to the body during filtering, and not lose it to the urine. Losses > 150mg/day are indicative of a problem with the filtration mechanism of the kidney. A nephrologist should be consulted to sort this out.


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What causes protein in urine?

What causes protein in urine?

Protein in urine: A small amount of protein in the urine is not unusual but it is not detected by a urinalysis. The number one concern for the finding of urine is kidney disease. Other causes include urinary tract infection and inflammation of the urinary lining like a kidney stone. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
98 doctors shared insights

Protein In Urine (Overview)

Protein is an expensive commodity for the body. The kidneys are entrusted to return protein back to the body during filtering, and not lose it to the urine. Losses > 150mg/day are indicative of a problem with the filtration mechanism of the kidney. A nephrologist should be consulted to sort this out.


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What does high potasium and cholesterol levels in blood mean? & protein in urine? (no i'm not pregnant). Having irregular heartbeat. Is this serious?

What does high potasium and cholesterol levels in blood mean? & protein in urine?  (no i'm not pregnant). Having irregular heartbeat. Is this serious?

Maybe: You have given me a few things in your work up , but not enough to give you a simple answer. A full history and physical needs to be done. Studies such as labs, urine, ekg, holter, echo of the heart and or kidneys etc. Once all the data is in your doc will go over all the abnormal results. Then a problem list with treatment plan will be put in place. ...Read more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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How many miligrams is equivalent to 2+ range of protein in urine and what is this a sign of?

How many miligrams is equivalent to 2+ range of protein in urine and what is this a sign of?

100mg/dL: 2+ proteinuria is equal to 0.5-1.0 gm protein loss in 24 hours. It is generally as sign of renal glomerular damage. This degree of proteinuria ought to be addressed with your doctor to start intervention to prevent further kidney damage. ...Read more

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What is considered high levels of protein in urine mine tested 555? How dangerous is this number?

What is considered high levels of protein in urine mine tested 555? How dangerous is this number?

Guideline: Protein in the urine measuring more than 30mg is considered abnormal and over 300mg is considered significant and indicative of some degree of kidney pathology. This is best evaluated by a nephrologist(kidney specialist) for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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What can I do to get rid of protein in the urine?

What can I do to get rid of protein in the urine?

Depends on why...: This depends on why you have protein in your urine. A woman having a period, for example, may have protein in her urine because of the presence of blood cells. But if you have protein in the urine because of declining kidney function, you'll want to learn what you can do to control the source of he problem. For example, get your high blood pressure or diabetes under better control. Good luck. ...Read more

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Doctor told me I have too much protein in urine, how do I prevent this from turning into something serious?

Doctor told me I have too much protein in urine, how do I prevent this from turning into something serious?

See a nephrologist: Need to quantify or measure the amount of protein lost in 24 hrs then check with primary doctor or a nephrologist if the amount is above normal. ...Read more

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Do you get protein in urine from vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Do you get protein in urine from vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Not likely : That is not a typical side effect from that medication. Proteinuria can have a wide range of causes and some are more serious than others. A full workup will likely provide the answer and should be done to rule out more serious causes. If there is decreased kidney function the dose of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) will need to be decreased. ...Read more

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Blood work shows iron at 178 and a/g ratio at 2.8 both high. Also protein in urine. Everything else normal. What could be?

Blood work shows iron at 178 and a/g ratio at 2.8 both high. Also protein in urine. Everything else normal. What could be?

Lab values: Your iron level is normal and you have a high a/g ratio. Causes of this are, such as genetic disorders, high protein/high carbohydrate diets, and a few genetic disorders are some of the conditions where a high a/g ratio will be present, among others. Your proteinuria is a problem. Collect your urine for 24 hours to get a measurement of your renal function and how much proteinuria you have/day. ...Read more

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What are the causes of extremely high levels of proteins in urine?

What are the causes of extremely high levels of proteins in urine?

Diabetes, high BP: Can also be caused by immune kidney disease like glomerulonephritis, kidney infections, medications or toxins. Best evaluated by nephrologist, unless you have diabetes or high blood pressure which is being actively treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes protein in urine?

Protein in urine: A small amount of protein in the urine is not unusual but it is not detected by a urinalysis. The number one concern for the finding of urine is kidney disease. Other causes include urinary tract infection and inflammation of the urinary lining like a kidney stone. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What causes of protein in urine?

What causes of protein in urine?

Cause protein/urine: There are three ways protein enters the urine.1due to overload of protein in the serum called overflow protenuria 2due to decrese in absorption in proximal tubule of kidneys 3due to disease in the glomerulus.It can be caused by biological like Avastin (bevacizumab) used in cancer, and some drugs like nonsteroidal analgesics or drinking more than 4 liters of liquids in a day.High fever, chf, sle, diabetes&hypertensi. ...Read more

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What would cause protein in urine?

What would cause protein in urine?

Proteinuria: A small amount of proteinuria (protein in urine) from time to time usually doesn't mean anything important. There are many kinds of infections and kidney diseases that can cause larger amounts or continued presence of protein, some of them quite serious. Without more information, there's no way to even guess the cause in any one person. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to get rid of protein from urine?

How to get rid of protein from urine?

Nephrologist: You should see a nephrologist if you have very much protein in your urine. There are several reasons for that. ...Read more

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What does protein in urine look like?

What does protein in urine look like?

Protein : Often you will not able to determine that on a naked eye exam. Proteinuria can detected by urine dipstick, lab test for ratio and a wet mount spin urine which may show oval fat bodies. ...Read more

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Is a 10 mg of protein in urine normal?

Is a 10 mg of protein in urine normal?

Depends: Was it a random urine or 24 hour urine? Is the the amount of protein in 24 hour urine of 10 mg/dL? Were you dehydrated when urine was collected? See this site for information on this topic. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003580.htm ...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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What does too much protein in urine mean?

What does too much protein in urine mean?

Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. The usual system used to quantify protein is 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

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


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