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What does trace of protein in urine represent?

What does trace of protein in urine represent?

Kidney defect: Normal kidneys usually retain all protein so no protein ends up in the urine. If the membranes in the kidney go through damage or inflammation, it may become leaky and protein will show up in the urine. Infection and inflammation can disrupt the membrane. This can be reversible or irreversible. See your doctor for further work-up. ...Read more

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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Whats the significance of trace blood in urine?

Whats the significance of trace blood in urine?

Needs attention: It is not normal to have even a trace blood in the urine , it could simple infection, or early kidney damage, or enen a tumor need to see your physician to find the cause. ...Read more

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What could small amounts of leukocytes, ketones, and protein in urine indicate?

What could small amounts of leukocytes, ketones, and protein in urine indicate?

Urine analysis: Your leukocytes can indicate a urinary tract infection (uti), your ketones, with no glucose, indicate that you are not ingesting carbohydrates and your protein could indicate the presence of a UTI or proteinuria. Get your physician culture your urine, if it has leucocytes and if it is positive, get start on antibiotics. If you have no uti, get a 24 hour urine for protein to quantify it in it. ...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 causes the presence of protein in urine?

What causes the presence of protein in urine?

Kidney disease: 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

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Urine analysis for UTI showed trace bacteria and small amount of protein. What can cause protein?

Urine analysis for UTI showed trace bacteria and small amount of protein. What can cause protein?

Kidney disease?: Proteinuria can be an early sign of medical kidney diseases. A nephrologist can help with some further testing. ...Read more

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Trace of blood and protein in urine what does that mean?

Trace of blood and protein in urine what does that mean?

Need to repeat: If you had your period when urinalysis was done, it could have contaminated the urine sample and you should repeat the test. If this not the case, the urinalysis should still be repeated. If the blood and protein is persistent and more than trace, you should see a nephrologist who can microscopically analyze blood to see if source is kidney. If so, you should be evaluated for glomerulonephritis. ...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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What can cause trace amounts of ketones in the urine?

What can cause trace amounts of ketones in the urine?

Fat breakdown: A common cause of ketone production (ketosis) is fatty acid breakdown. When the body utilizes fats for energy, ketones result and some enter into the urine for excretion. A larger amount of ketones in the urine can occur in starvation, diabetes, and other conditions in which fat and fatty acid breakdown is occuring at a more substantial pace than in the normal metabolic state. ...Read more

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Urinalysis showed a trace amount of protein in my urine, is this bad?

Urinalysis showed a trace amount of protein in my urine, is this bad?

Worth rechecking: You may wish to discuss with your doctor about doing a 24 hour urine protein to see how much protein is being lost. Protein in urine is an indication of kidney disease. ...Read more

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What causes trace amounts of protien and blood in the urine? Also, a high ph?

What causes trace amounts of protien and blood in the urine? Also, a high ph?

Many causes: Common causes of both protein and blood in urine include, glomerular disease, kidney infection, urinary tumors and infections. Please discuss the matter with your doctor for an evaluation. See this site for more information on protein in urine. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/protein-in-urine/my00630. ...Read more

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Trace of protein in urine. What does it mean?

Trace of protein in urine. What does it mean?

See below: You are leaking a little protein in the urine- could be from several reasons. Get a urine protein to creatinine test done which will quantify the protein leak. ...Read more

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What is the cause of protein, RBC and WBC found in the urine?

What is the cause of protein, RBC and WBC found in the urine?

Several things: The kidneys serve as a sieve and metabolic control system. If the kidneys are damaged, it is possible that proteins, casts, and blood cell components will be seen in the urine. This may be part of an infection or a more serious kidney damage. Further evaluation is recommended for this combination. ...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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Meaning of a person has "traces" of albumin in their urine?

Meaning of a person has "traces" of albumin in their urine?

Kidney inflammation: Normal kidneys are not supposed to lose protein. Albumin is a form of protein. If you are losing traces of albumin, it means the membranes in the kidney that usually retain and hold the protein from spilling into the urine has become leaky, which is usually a result of inflammation and damage. See a doctor to run more tests to prevent the condition from worsening. ...Read more

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What's the significance of a cloudy urine specimen?

What's the significance of a cloudy urine specimen?

Not much: While it could be infection (UTI) it could just be debri or phosphates. If you're not having any other symptoms probably no issue. www.peedoc.com. ...Read more

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Does protein in the urine indicate pregnancy?

Does protein in the urine indicate pregnancy?

No: Protein in the urine comes from excessive meat ingestion or in large amounts kidney issues. ...Read more

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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?

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 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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What does protein in urine look like?

Protein : Often you will not able to determine that on a naked eye exam. Proteinuria can detected by urine dipstick, lab test for ratio and a wet mount spin urine which may show oval fat bodies. ...Read more

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Is a 10 mg of protein in urine normal?

Is a 10 mg of protein in urine normal?

Depends: Was it a random urine or 24 hour urine? Is the the amount of protein in 24 hour urine of 10 mg/dL? Were you dehydrated when urine was collected? See this site for information on this topic. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003580.htm ...Read more

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What is high protein in urine caused by?

What is high protein in urine caused by?

Causes:: 1. Temporary rise in the levels of protein in urine include: cold exposure, fever, heat exposure, strenuous exercise 2. Persistently elevated levels of protein in urine include: amyloidosis, certain drugs chronic kidney failure, diabetes, glomerulonephritis, heart failure, hypertension, kidney infection leukemia, lupus, malaria...... ...Read more

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What does too much protein in urine mean?

What does too much protein in 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 causes the presence of protein in urine?

Kidney disease: 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

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Trace of protein in urine. What does it mean?

See below: You are leaking a little protein in the urine- could be from several reasons. Get a urine protein to creatinine test done which will quantify the protein leak. ...Read more

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What does trace of protein in urine represent?

Kidney defect: Normal kidneys usually retain all protein so no protein ends up in the urine. If the membranes in the kidney go through damage or inflammation, it may become leaky and protein will show up in the urine. Infection and inflammation can disrupt the membrane. This can be reversible or irreversible. See your doctor for further work-up. ...Read more

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What is the cause of protein in urine usually?

Many causes.: Renal disease from causes like diabetes, sle, and others accounts for the major reasons for protein in the urine. Protein should not be in the urine. The kidney basement membrane is supposed to keep it out. If it isn't intact, protein leaks out. In burns, accidents, etc., things like myoglobin leak out, and in poststrep. Glomerulonephritis, anythhing can leak out, but these resolve with rx.. ...Read more

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Please explain what does protein in urine mean?

Please explain what does protein in urine mean?

Proteinuria: 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

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I was wondering what does protein in urine mean?

I was wondering what does protein in 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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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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What does it mean when protein in urine is plus two?

Need for : Investigation. There are many causes of protein in urine and you need an evaluation. See this site for info and consult your doctor. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/proteinuria-protein-in-urine. ...Read more

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What causes young men to have high protein in urine?

Diagnosis: The amount of protein over 24h, whether it is present supine and standing, the level of kidney function, and the presence of other diseases all contribute to the diagnosis. See a nephrologist for a diagnosis. ...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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2+protein in urine for an athlete? Is it normal? Why?

2+protein in urine for an athlete? Is it normal? Why?

Possibly: Could be orthostatic proteinuria, which is when protein spills into the urine later in the day. You need to get your first morning urine checked-it should be free of protein regardless of your athletic status. ...Read more

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What can dr do to find out if I have protein in urine?

What can dr do to find out if I have protein in urine?

Proteinuria: Proteinuria (p) can be found on a urine analysis. P is a condition, not a diagnosis. It can be caused by several diseases, diabetes among others. You need to see a nephrologist to have a 24 hour urine collected to assess your kidney function and how much p it has. Blood will be taken to help find out the cause of the p. If no diagnosis is found, a kidney biopsy may be be needed to find a diagnosis. ...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