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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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Are there any home remedies for protein in urine?

Are there any home remedies for protein in urine?

Depends on the cause: Protein in urine is indication of kidney disease. The treatment should be directed at the cause. Ace inhibitors are usually used to treat diabetics to prevent proteinuria. Proteinuria is not an issue for home remedies. ...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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What exactly does blood & protein in urine mean when kidney test says normal?

What exactly does blood & protein in urine mean when kidney test says normal?

Blood and protein: Blood (b) in your urine( u) is an abnormal finding. Protein (p) in your urine is abnormal when it is > 80 mg/day. Your lab work may be normal when b and p first appear in your u. Do a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein and have a renal ultrasound (us). If the us doesn't show any bleeding site, have cystoscopy. If you have > 1 gram of protein/day, you may need a kidney biopsy. ...Read more

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Has protein in urine after 2 urine tests in 4 months. Dr won't say what it means. Am on various psych meds. I have no symptons. Should I worry?

Has protein in urine after 2 urine tests in 4 months. Dr won't say what it means. Am on various psych meds. I have no symptons. Should I worry?

Investige: It is abnormal to have protein in the urine; it implies kidney disease which may be related to drugs, infection or something else. It needs investigation ...Read more

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I had 1+ protein in urine. I've noticed bubble clusters in my urine that are not dissipating. My doctor not worried but I asked to repeat test. Scared?

I had 1+ protein in urine. I've noticed bubble clusters in my urine that are not dissipating. My doctor not worried but I asked to repeat test. Scared?

Stop worrying: Bubbles that are easily visible aren't even protein, they are mucus. Ask your physician about whether you can test the first-voided morning specimen to see if your proteinuria is the harmless kind caused by standing up. ...Read more

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What does 1+ protein in urine mean? I had a blood test and my dr wants me to see an nephrologist

What does 1+ protein in urine mean? I had a blood test and my dr wants me to see an nephrologist

Proteinuria: Proteinuria is a condition, not a diagnosis. It can be caused by several diseases, among them hiv, diabetes, lupus, membranous glomerulonephritis, among others. You need to see a nephrologist to have a 24 hour urine collected to assess your kidney function and how much protein your urine has in it. The nephrologist will also take blood tests to rule out the conditions, and others, discussed above. ...Read more

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Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Several causes: Your physician would do well to rule out orthostatic protenuria, the most common cause and utterly harmless. It's ruled out, then begin a workup. There are a host of causes. ...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