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Dr. Nour Baltagi
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Proteinuria (Overview)

Proteinuria is also known as Protein in urine. Proteinuria means the presence of excess of serum proteins in the urine. The excess protein in the urine often causes the urine to become foamy. Up to 150 mg a day of protein may be excreted by a normal person most of this being tamm-horsfall protein. Between 150-300 mg/day may be considered microalbuminuria and greater than 300mg/day is abnormal and needs to be investigated.


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What is the definition or description of: proteinuria?

What is the definition or description of: proteinuria?

Protein in urine: Proteinuria means the presence of excess of serum proteins in the urine. The excess protein in the urine often causes the urine to become foamy. Up to 150 mg a day of protein may be excreted by a normal person most of this being tamm-horsfall protein. Between 150-300 mg/day may be considered microalbuminuria and greater than 300mg/day is abnormal and needs to be investigated. ...Read more

Dr. Nour Baltagi
112 doctors shared insights

Proteinuria (Overview)

Proteinuria is also known as Protein in urine. Proteinuria means the presence of excess of serum proteins in the urine. The excess protein in the urine often causes the urine to become foamy. Up to 150 mg a day of protein may be excreted by a normal person most of this being tamm-horsfall protein. Between 150-300 mg/day may be considered microalbuminuria and greater than 300mg/day is abnormal and needs to be investigated.


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What medications can cause proteinuria?

What medications can cause proteinuria?

Proteinuria: The most common cause of proteinuria caused by medications is nsaids, others are, nicotine, penicillamine, lithium carbonate, gold and other heavy metals, antibiotics, or opiates (especially heroin. Proteinuria can be caused by other things and is a symptom, not a diagnosis. Please see your doctor to be evaluated for its cause and treatment and tell him of the medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Is proteinuria a sign of kidney disease?

Could be: Normal individuals excrete a small amount of protein (up to 100 mg for children, 150mg for adolescents, and 200 mg for adults in 24 hours). Significant proteinuria is associated with a whole host of kidney diseases, not necessarily serious though. Orthostatic proteinuria is an example of benign one. ...Read more

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What can elevated WBC (6-10) in ua mean in dmt1 patient if no bacteria, esterase, nitrates, pain UTI symptoms, etc.? Could it be elevated still from a UTI in mid-december? No hema/proteinuria either

What can elevated WBC (6-10) in ua mean in dmt1 patient if no bacteria, esterase, nitrates, pain UTI symptoms, etc.? Could it be elevated still from a UTI in mid-december? No hema/proteinuria either

Get culture: You need a urine culture to grow out bacteria to determine if real infection; that will tell u. It could be a contaminant especially if no sx's and a high number of squamous epithelial cells. Are there symptoms? Kinda need 2 know what's are looking for. ...Read more

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Blood test shows lipase 101ui/l and proteinuria 0.13 g/l. Urine is opaque. No abdomen pain. What would your diagnostic be?

Proteinuria: not enough data. But for elevated lipase we need to rule out pancreatitis. Concerning the proteinuria, we need other factors. I need to know the urine creatinine and protein at the same time on a first morning sample ( at night you need to completely empty your bladder). Do you have any other symptoms? ...Read more

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Why am i so obsessed by thinking that I have kdney dse?2010 my urine/bloodtest normal.Now blood test is normal again.Im afraid that I have proteinuria

Why am i so obsessed by thinking that I have kdney dse?2010 my urine/bloodtest normal.Now blood test is normal again.Im afraid that I have proteinuria

Thought issue: Obsessions are difficult. Your preoccupation with a physical ailment may reflect some past experience in your life and your difficulty understanding how someone would deal with catastrophic illness.It may also be providing you an emotional distraction from some problem in your life that is real and deserves your attention. Consider discussing this with a counselor or therapist. ...Read more

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I'm having infrequent but recurrent gross hematuria. Tests show proteinuria/mucus but no blood. All other tests normal findings. Cysto scheduled. ?

I'm having infrequent but recurrent gross hematuria. Tests show proteinuria/mucus but no blood. All other tests normal findings. Cysto scheduled. ?

Hematuria: Large intermittent blood loss as you describe can often be ascribed by open bleeding tiny blood vessels. This diagnosis would require a kidney angiogram to localize any blood leak, because they can "plug it up" in radiology. Sometimes you never catch it when it starts bleeding. This is called angiodyspasia, not uncommon. Cystoscopy will look for bladder source of bleeding. ...Read more

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Dmii-i take lisinopril for proteinuria. Except for the labs i get every 3 mos, how would i know if my k is too high? This frightens me.

Dmii-i take lisinopril for proteinuria. Except for the labs i get every 3 mos, how would i know if my k is too high? This frightens me.

High Potasssium?: You are on the right medication for proteinuria (p), Lisinopril (l). If your potassium (k) were elevated, your physician would have told that on the last review of your lab work. L may be able to preserve your kidney function longer, so you will not have to worry about your k level in the future. Discuss your concerns with your physician. Good luck. ...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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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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