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Protein, urine, qn <=11 mg/dl (my result <6) why does it say <6 instead of actual number?

Protein, urine, qn <=11 mg/dl (my result <6) why does it say <6 instead of actual number?

Lab technique: Sometimes laboratories have cutoff values for determining the concentration of a particular substance. Anything below that value will be considered negative or insignificant. ...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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Total protein, 24 hr urine is this good or bad? (protein, urine, qn <=11 mg/dl -my result <6) protein, 24 hr urine -unable to calculate. A1c, kidney panel, ua, lipid normal

Total protein, 24 hr urine
is this good or bad? 
(protein, urine, qn <=11 mg/dl -my result <6)
protein, 24 hr urine -unable to calculate. A1c, kidney panel, ua, lipid normal

Urine results: Your urine shows that you have virtually no protein in your urine, which is a good thing. Patients with proteinuria have an increased rate of kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes which is related to the amount of protein in the urine both in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. What was the reason for the urine collection? ...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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How do I get protein out of my urine?

Check in with PCP: Protein in the urine is not normal. Please make sure you get a thorough check up from your primary care doctor, if you have not seen one in a while. Make sure your blood pressure is normal, check for diabetes, and also rule our other kidney disease. ...Read more

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What does +1 protein in your urine equal?

What does +1 protein in your urine equal?

1+ protein: 1+ protein is the equivalent of 200-500 mg/24 hours. The usual system quantifies protein as 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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How could I have gotten protein in my urine?

How could I have gotten protein in my urine?

Many causes: Protein loss is not normal. It is an indication that the membranes in your kidney is leaky. It is usually a result of inflammation and chronic changes to the kidney tissue. See a kidney doctor to run some more tests and see if things can be done to decrease protein loss. The higher the protein in the urine, the faster your kidneys will progress to complete failure. ...Read more

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What happens if urine contains hugh protein?

Proteinuria: Losing large amounts of protein in the urine is usually a sign of kidney disease and certain blood diseases like myeloma and should be evaluated by a kidney specialist(nephrololgist). ...Read more

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Recently bloody and protein in my urine, why?

Recently bloody and protein in my urine, why?

? Glomerulonephritis: Resence of both protein & blood inin urine suggest a medical, non surgical kidney problem such as glomerulonephritis. This is best managed by a nephrologist.. This would better be treated sooner rather than later. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can you do to get protein out your urine?

What can you do to get protein out your urine?

See a nephrologist: Orthostatic proteinuria only occurs when you are up and about, i.e. During the day. Significant proteinuria occurs round the clock. Such proteinuria should be worked up by a nephrologist, who can evaluat the problem and then give appropriate advice. ...Read more

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What does too much protein in your urine mean?

What does too much protein in your 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

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What type of diet removes protein in the urine?.

What type of diet removes protein in the urine?.

Nephrology: There should not be any protein in your urine. Patients with renal disease may have significant amounts of protein in their urine. If you do have proteinuria an evaluation by a nephrologist would be the next step. ...Read more

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My protein levels in my urine is very high. Why?

My protein levels in my urine is very high. Why?

Kidney disease: High protein in urine suggest kidney pathology, most likely one type of glomerulonephritis (something like kidney inflammation), depending of the level of protein you may need biopsy (usually if more than 1 gm per day), for sure if > 3 gm/day) and that is pretty much only way to determine diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have protein in ya urine ?

How do you know if you have protein in ya urine
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A urine test: A urine test will tell if there is too much protein in one's urine. There is always a tiny amount of protein in everyone's urine, but it is a problem if there is more protein than typical. If there is too much protein, then the doctor can do further testing to see what kind of protein it is, and/or where the protein is coming from. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is protein in my urine?

See below: Protein in the urine suggests there is some disease process eg diabetes, nephritis etc affecting the "filter" of the kidney, and should be investigated for the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Is having too much protein in your urine dangerous?

Is having too much protein in your urine dangerous?

It could be: It depends on the reason, for example if you are a diabetic and you are having too much protein in your urine you should see your doctor, it could be a marker of kidney damage. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have protein in your urine?

It depends how much: Studies show most causes of a positive urine dipstick for protein are from benign causes such as fever, exertion, and emotional stress.Microscopic analysis can give more clues. Large amounts of persistent proteinuria require evaluation with a 24 hour urine collection. Hypertension, NSAIDS,diabetes, certain cancers, lupus, and urinary tract infections can also cause it.http://tinyurl.com/jl8hurb ...Read more

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What are reasons why would I have protein in my urine?

What are reasons why would I have protein in my urine?

Underlying kidney dz: presence of protein in the urine is usually suggestive of underlying kidney disease. When the kidney filters get damaged the protein from blood tends to leak into the urine and causes further damage. most common causes are diabetes and high blood pressure. Please make appointment to see a kidney specialist. ...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