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Dr. Nour Baltagi
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Proteinuria (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Hematuria and proteinuria reflect a kidney problem?

Hematuria and proteinuria reflect a kidney problem?

Glomerular disease: Blood in the urine can come from the kidney blood vessels (glomeruli) or from any anatomic structure along the pathway from urine formation to its exit from the body. Protein in the urine comes from the nephron, either from the glomerulus spilling protein into the urine, or from protein secretion in the tubules. The presence of blood and protein in the urine indicates a glomerular source. ...Read more

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Why nephrotic syndrome cause massive proteinuria but no hematuria?

Why nephrotic syndrome cause massive proteinuria but no hematuria?

See below: Nephrotic syndrome can be caused by many diseases . Diseases such as diabetic nephropathy, membranous gn, fsgs may cause nephrotic syndrome hematuria and proteinuria occur in eg lupus nephritis the prescence of only proteinuria helps the clinician narrow down to certain diseases before resorting to a biopsy. ...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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Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua. Blood work shows normal kidney function. Ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. Ideas?

Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua.  Blood work shows normal kidney function. Ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. Ideas?

Here are some...: It is hard to address all possible concerns you might have in a 400-letter space. However, I have summarized all known concerns about hematuria in the article in http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html; thereby you gain insight on how to work closer & better with doctor for more benefit of healthcare. If needing more counseling, go to www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. Best wish... ...Read more

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Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua dipstick. Blood work shows normal kidney function. Ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. Ideas?

Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua dipstick. Blood work shows normal kidney function. Ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. Ideas?

Benign glomerular dz: Hematuria and proteinuria suggests a glomerular cause ( kidney filter) since the urologic studies are negative. Kidney biopsy would be diagnostic but makes no sense since risk of progressive renal failure is very low as long as the urine protein is less than 500 mg a day. Diagnosis would include IgA nephropathy, thin basement membrane disease among others. As long as normal function u r ok. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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


Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
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Urine Looks Like Blood (Definition)

Urine that looks like blood is a symptom in which there may be some damage to the kidney or bladder, resulting in bleeding into the urine. Causes may include strenuous exercise or medications, as well as more severe ...Read more