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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Protein In Urine During Pregnancy

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How many miligrams is equivalent to 2+ range of protein in urine and what is this a sign of?

How many miligrams is equivalent to 2+ range of protein in urine and what is this a sign of?

100mg/dL: 2+ proteinuria is equal to 0.5-1.0 gm protein loss in 24 hours. It is generally as sign of renal glomerular damage. This degree of proteinuria ought to be addressed with your doctor to start intervention to prevent further kidney damage. ...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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Why could protein in urine be a sign of kidney damage?

Why could protein in urine be a sign of kidney damage?

It can be a sign: Proteins are normally filtered through the kidney and sent back into the blood. If there is protein in the urine it means there are holes in the system that are allowing the protein to leak out. This leak can be caused by damage to the kidney. That is why physicians will check patient's urine for proteins as it is a sign of kidney damage. ...Read more

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How is it that protein in urine may be a sign of kidney damage?

How is it that protein in urine may be a sign of kidney damage?

Nephron damage: Think of the kidney as a filter. This filter is intended to wash out the impurities in your blood, but designed to retain the proper nutrients, blood cells, proteins, etc your body requires. When there is damage to these filtration units (nephrons) in the kidneys, the filtration becomes less efficient and proteins are commonly lost into the urine. ...Read more

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How serious is protein in urine? I know years ago they found some during urinalysis. I frequently pee and itch often. Pcp ordered 24 hr urine collect

How serious is protein in urine? I know years ago they found some during urinalysis. I frequently pee and itch often. Pcp ordered 24 hr urine collect

Usually nothing: Most people will occasionally have small amounts of protein in a routine urinalysis. A long as the amount is small (1+ or trace) and not persistent, it's probably nothing. If there is a large amount, may indicate something more serious. 24 hour urine will more accurately quantify the amount of protein. ...Read more

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What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine ? Which one usually happens first ?

What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine ? Which one usually happens first ?

Either: Both urine protein and serum creatinine are important. More important are the common causes of kidney disease, e.e., high blood pressure, and diabetes. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/winter08/articles/winter08pg9-10.html ...Read more

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What are considered dangerously high levels of protein in urine during a 24 hour collection during pregnancy?

What are considered dangerously high levels of protein in urine during a 24 hour collection during pregnancy?

Pregnant proteinuria: Preeclampsia (p) is a syndrome affecting multiple organs and diagnosed by presence of high blood pressure along with loss of protein in urine (> 300 mg per day). If the woman has this level after 20 weeks of pregnancy, it could be a sign of p developing. If this level is found before 20 weeks, it may be due from a pre-existing condition. ...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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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 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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Do chia seeds cause protein in urine?

Do chia seeds cause protein in urine?

Haven't seen that : Reported. Possible side effects from chia include ^ gas (flatus), bloating ; constipation (w inadequate hydration). Because of omega 3 fatty acids, use of Aspirin or blood thinners could be problematic. People w bleeding disorders or who may be undergoing surgery should d/w their providers. 1 study showed diastolic blood pressure can drop w chia. People w mustard seed allergies are also likely to. ...Read more

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What causes protein in urine and low bun?

Proteinuria, low BUN: Proteinuria (p) needs to be quantified. This can be done with a 24 hour urine collection that will measure p as well as the renal function of a patient. Blood work (bw) will need to be taken. If the p > 1 gram/day, and bw does not give the p's cause, a kidney biopsy may be needed. Low BUN levels may be reflection of a low protein intake or over-hydration. See a nephrologist for more info. ...Read more

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How come my 5 year old have protein in urine?

How come my 5 year old have protein in urine?

Proteinuria: Protein found in one urine sample is usually not a cause for concern. When this happens, the test must be repeated, preferably with a first morning urine sample. In the majority of cases, the follow up urinalysis will be negative for protein. I would have the repeat test done first before i started to worry. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood and protein in urine!?

What to do if I have blood and protein in urine!?

Concern kidneys...: The presence of both in urine leads to considering some forms of kidney disease. Again, a good history, serial urinalysis, blood test for kidney function, and renal ultrasound will be sufficient to follow such condition safely. But, at times, ct.Ivp and cystoscopy may be required. Of course, the detail of care should be individualized. So, go to talk and work with your attending physician. ...Read more

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What are the causes of blood and protein in urine?

Kidney disease?: Blood in the urine could be from any part of the urinary system- kidney, ureters, bladder or urethra. But a combination of blood and protein in the urine should make one suspect kidney disease. Have your doctor check your kidney function and quantify how much protein you are losing in the urine. ...Read more

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Does protein in urine always mean kidney dysfunction?

Does protein in urine always mean kidney dysfunction?

No: It is possible to have isolated proteinuria in which case there is protein in the urine (no greater than 3g/24h) but no other abnormalities in urine or blood tests, as well as no symptoms associated with kidney problems and a normal physical exam. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more

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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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Is bence jones protein different from regular protein in urine?

Is bence jones protein different from regular protein in urine?

Yes: Usually, Albumin or a mix of proteins are the stuff in "proteinuria". Bence-jones is immunoglobulin light chains and is much more worrisome. It also often doesn't show on the urine dipsticks that are the usual screen for proteinuria. ...Read more

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Will one always have protein in urine if you one is a diabetic?

Will one always have protein in urine if you one is a diabetic?

Not necessarily so: Even healthy people have protein in urine, at times--orthostatic proteinuria, especially in children (protein spilled in urine during active hours). Being a diabetic put u at higher risk for kidney disease and excess protein in urine is a marker for disease. There meds to reduce this. Keep diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol under control. Eat well, exercise, and see doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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If one stops drinking will level of protein in urine go back to normal?

Probably not: Protein in the urine isn't usually due to drinking, so stopping won't make a difference. If you have abnormal levels of protein in the urine, you should find out why. ...Read more

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Protein in urine increase even after 6 doses of chemotherapy ,what can we do?

Protein in urine increase even after 6 doses of chemotherapy ,what can we do?

Talk to doctor: Without knowing the details, this is an issue you should ask the doctor who is giving you the chemotherapy. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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