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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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How serious is protein in urine? I know years ago they found some during urinalysis. I frequently pee and itch often. Pcp ordered 24 hr urine collect

How serious is protein in urine? I know years ago they found some during urinalysis. I frequently pee and itch often. Pcp ordered 24 hr urine collect

Usually nothing: Most people will occasionally have small amounts of protein in a routine urinalysis. A long as the amount is small (1+ or trace) and not persistent, it's probably nothing. If there is a large amount, may indicate something more serious. 24 hour urine will more accurately quantify the amount of protein. ...Read more

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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

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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 are considered high levels of protein in urine?

What are considered high levels of protein in urine?

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

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What could cause protein in urine and bad hearing?

What could cause protein in urine and bad hearing?

See below: There are many syndromes or diseases which can do this, one of which is alports syndrome. ...Read more

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Protein in urine and leukocytes. What should I do?

Protein in urine and leukocytes. What should I do?

Talk to your doctor: Leukocytes in urine can indicate inflammation or infection. Inflammation will cause protein loss as well. If you have a urinary tract infection, have it treated and re-check your urine. If it normalizes, do not worry. If no infection, more studies are needed to find out why there is kidney inflammation. It helps to quantify the protein loss. If severe, can lead to kidney failure. ...Read more

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Why could protein in urine be a sign of kidney damage?

Why could protein in urine be a sign of kidney damage?

It can be a sign: Proteins are normally filtered through the kidney and sent back into the blood. If there is protein in the urine it means there are holes in the system that are allowing the protein to leak out. This leak can be caused by damage to the kidney. That is why physicians will check patient's urine for proteins as it is a sign of kidney damage. ...Read more

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What does 2+ protein in urine mean in relation to lupus?

What does 2+ protein in urine mean in relation to lupus?

Need more info: It may mean nothing or it may be significant. You need 24 hour urine collections to quantitate to amount of protein excreted as well as a precise measurement of kidney function. You also need an examination of the urine sediment to look for abnormalities there. Speak with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What are some causes of protein in urine and kidney pain?

What are some causes of protein in urine and kidney pain?

Protein in Urine: Normaly urine does not have any protein most of the time , but upto 150mgm of protein can be excreted by a normal person, that may show as trace of protein in urine test.It can be 1+or30mgm/dl, 2+or100mgm/dl, 3+or300mgm/dl, or4+or 2000mgm/dl
if you have persistent protein in urine more than1+, you should see a specialist.Common causes are dehydration, nephrotic syndrome, stress, nephritis, sarcoidosis, drugs. ...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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What does it mean if I have high nitrates and protein in urine?

Abnormal urine: Under normal conditions, urine contains no nitrates (n). N may be a sign of a uti. You should see a physician have a urine sent off of a culture and, if there are bacteria take a course of antibiotics. Repeat the urine analysis and if you still have protein, you should see a nephrologist for a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein as well as getting some blood work. ...Read more

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How is it that protein in urine may be a sign of kidney damage?

How is it that protein in urine may be a sign of kidney damage?

Nephron damage: Think of the kidney as a filter. This filter is intended to wash out the impurities in your blood, but designed to retain the proper nutrients, blood cells, proteins, etc your body requires. When there is damage to these filtration units (nephrons) in the kidneys, the filtration becomes less efficient and proteins are commonly lost into the urine. ...Read more

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Gfr decreased to 40 but only trace protein in urine. Would this still be ckd?

Need more tests,,,: A trace protein in your urine isn't bad and GFR can be low in certain groups of people and in older people with less body mass and those with low fluid intake. You're also on many meds and have symptoms and signs pointing to an autoimmune issue (raynaud's). This alone might cause CKD but more renal tests (bun, cr) would be needed before making such a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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If bubbles on surface of water indicate protein in the urine, is protein in urine common or what does it signify?

If bubbles on surface of water indicate protein in the urine, is protein in urine common or what does it signify?

Usually mucus: Protein bubbles are quite fine, while mucus bubbles are much more common and resemble those on ordinary spit. ...Read more

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6 year old boy going to per every 10-15 minutes- started 4 days ago. Urine test shows protein in urine. Next steps?

6 year old boy going to per every 10-15 minutes- started 4 days ago. Urine test shows protein in urine. Next steps?

Need more Sx & tests: U shd talk to a pediatric nephrologist. Most cases of polyuria (increased urination) & proteinuria in children is from common conditions like urinary infx (more common in girls) or transient (temporary) orthostatic proteinuria (a benign condition). However, blood tests & other signs could tell if a serious kidney condition or damage is occurring. Cystinosis, vasculitis, kidney diseases are possibl ...Read more

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How long is it possible for my eGFR can remain at 62 with controlled BP? Age 46 No protein in urine. Taking ACE-i for BP.

How long is it possible for my eGFR can remain at 62 with controlled BP?  Age 46 No protein in urine. Taking ACE-i for BP.

May be okay: Estimating GFR from a spot creatinine is subscientific, annoys both pathologists and nephrologists, and was never intended for individuals but was generated by some curve-fitters in a study of patients in actual renal failure. If you are fit / muscular / big, it will be falsely low; the eGFR fad is making all strength athletes into kidney patients. Your doctor can advise you further. ...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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I ask alot of questions involving my kidneys i apologize. How foamy does the urine have to get to indicate protein in urine?

I ask alot of questions involving my kidneys i apologize.  How foamy does the urine have to get to indicate protein in urine?

Not a great sign: Foamy urine is highly variable in ability to predict protein in the urine. There are quick and easy tests available, starting with a dipstick at your doctor's office ...Read more

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In 2011 creatine level of 1.36, 2012 it was 1.49. Yesterday results was 1.38, and my GFR 79. NO protein in urine. Am worried. is this normal?

Not Ideal: Your renal functions are not ideal. But you failed to tell us the most important fact about your health: what is your blood pressure? Is it high or borderline? And should you be on medication to control your blood pressure? ...Read more

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What are some reasons for protein in urine (30 mg/dl) trace amount blood also found in office sample. 24hr collection 150 of protein, appt in 1month!, ?

What are some reasons for protein in urine (30 mg/dl) trace amount blood also found in office sample. 24hr collection 150 of protein, appt in 1month!, ?

Poss. renal disease: First suggest you rule out orthostatic proteinuria. Benign proteinuria from being erect. Set alarm for 2 hours after bed, empty bladder, then collect first am specimen. Home free if recumbent specimen negative. Strenuous excercise, stress & dehdration benign. Otherwise need to rule out renal diseases e.G glomerulonephritis, collagen diseases, drugs, infections, diabetes, sickle cell & rare others. ...Read more

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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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Is +1 protein in urine and leu +2 high ? Or slight ?

Is +1 protein in urine and leu +2 high ? Or slight ?

Depends: What type of urine sample was taken? If you only have results from a urine dipstick test and there is a concern for infection or other issue a better test would be a urinalysis with culture. The more sterile the sample the better ...Read more

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What should be done for high levels of protein in urine?

High urine protein: To treat high proteinuria (p), you need to get a diagnosis. The first step is to have a 24 hour urine collection to assess kidney function and quantify the p/day. Blood work will also need to be taken to arrive at a diagnosis. If the p is due to a type of glomerulonephritis, certain drugs can be given to treat it. If the p is due to diabetes, certain drugs such as ace-i's are used to lower the p. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of high levels of protein in urine?

What are possible causes of high levels of protein in urine?

See Nephrologist: 3 levels of protein in urine:
microalbuminuria--less than 300 mg a day
tubular--300-1000 mg a day
nephrotic--more than 3500

if there is blood in the urine you may have a glomerulonephritis and this may be a very serious condition that causes rapid loss of kidney function.

In general the more protein in the urine the worse the prognosis.
There are too many diagnosis to list.
You need a workup. ...Read more

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Do chia seeds cause protein in urine?

Haven't seen that : Reported. Possible side effects from chia include ^ gas (flatus), bloating ; constipation (w inadequate hydration). Because of omega 3 fatty acids, use of Aspirin or blood thinners could be problematic. People w bleeding disorders or who may be undergoing surgery should d/w their providers. 1 study showed diastolic blood pressure can drop w chia. People w mustard seed allergies are also likely to. ...Read more

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What causes protein in urine and low bun?

Proteinuria, low BUN: Proteinuria (p) needs to be quantified. This can be done with a 24 hour urine collection that will measure p as well as the renal function of a patient. Blood work (bw) will need to be taken. If the p > 1 gram/day, and bw does not give the p's cause, a kidney biopsy may be needed. Low BUN levels may be reflection of a low protein intake or over-hydration. See a nephrologist for more info. ...Read more

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How come my 5 year old have protein in urine?

How come my 5 year old have protein in urine?

Proteinuria: Protein found in one urine sample is usually not a cause for concern. When this happens, the test must be repeated, preferably with a first morning urine sample. In the majority of cases, the follow up urinalysis will be negative for protein. I would have the repeat test done first before i started to worry. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood and protein in urine!?

What to do if I have blood and protein in urine!?

Concern kidneys...: The presence of both in urine leads to considering some forms of kidney disease.

Again, a good history, serial urinalysis, blood test for kidney function, and renal ultrasound will be sufficient to follow such condition safely.

But, at times, ct.Ivp and cystoscopy may be required.

Of course, the detail of care should be individualized. So, go to talk and work with your attending physician. ...Read more

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Protein In Urine (Definition)

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 ...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