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6 year old boy going to per every 10-15 minutes- started 4 days ago. Urine test shows protein in urine. Next steps?

6 year old boy going to per every 10-15 minutes- started 4 days ago. Urine test shows protein in urine. Next steps?

Need more Sx & tests: U shd talk to a pediatric nephrologist. Most cases of polyuria (increased urination) & proteinuria in children is from common conditions like urinary infx (more common in girls) or transient (temporary) orthostatic proteinuria (a benign condition). However, blood tests & other signs could tell if a serious kidney condition or damage is occurring. Cystinosis, vasculitis, kidney diseases are possibl ...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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My blood test showed higher level of protein. Was sent for urine test and showed protein in urine. I have had three kidney stones, but none currently.

My blood test showed higher level of protein. Was sent for urine test and showed protein in urine. I have had three kidney stones, but none currently.

Protein in urine: Requires follow up with quantification of amount - there are two ways to do this: cup of urine with protein to creatinine ratio mg/mg -- or a 24 hour urine collection. Both are meaningful. Blood tests need interpretation, also. High protein in blood could indicate an evolving disorder that requires characterization with electrophoresis. Urine protein should be characterized with electrophoresis. ...Read more

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Have never been hypertensive, baby weigh 4.9lbs at 32 wks, had a nonstress test done.Passed protein in urine test.Should i be induced or have c-section?

Have never been hypertensive, baby weigh 4.9lbs at 32 wks, had a nonstress test done.Passed protein in urine test.Should i be induced or have c-section?

Not for here: This isn't a question that can be answered on the internet. This is a decision that needs to be made between you and the doctors taking care of you. If you would like, you can ask them to refer you for a second opinion. The choices here are very complicated and require a very complete evaluation of you in person along with all of your lab work, ultrasounds and other testing done. ...Read more

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So the condition is not serious if my blood test showed protein in the urine & Dr said to do another test in 6 months but prescribed no medication?

So the condition is not serious if my blood test showed protein in the urine & Dr said to do another test in 6 months but  prescribed no medication?

Proteinuria: Hi, how much protein did you have in ur Urine? Why are you taking Antibiotics, sometimes infections could cause some protein in urine. Also you have high blood pressure which if it's not well controlled could cause damage to the kidney and therefore Protein in urine, if the amount of protein is not significant in ur urine, repeating in in 3-6 months is a good plan. ...Read more

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Cbc test results - low wbc, neutrophils, protein in urine. Could you explain?

Cbc test results - low wbc, neutrophils, protein in urine. Could you explain?

Not enough info.: A low WBC can be from many causes including viral infection, drug side effect, autoimmune disease, congenital problem, nutritional deficiency, or one of many blood diseases both benign and malignant. Proteinuria also has many causes. Need to know the kind of protein and that there is no infection. Drugs, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, certain blood diseases can be present. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Blood test says protein in my urine. Dr says get another test in 6 months, but gave no prescription/advice. Do I wait or is there anything I can do?

Blood test says protein in my urine. Dr says get another test in 6 months, but gave no prescription/advice. Do I wait or is there anything I can do?

Call back: Protein in the urine can be from a variety of medical issues. Medical conditions that cant cause protein in the urine can be from diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and benign causes. You need to call your doctor to find out more information about why you might be having protein in your urine. ...Read more

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I recently had a random urine test done, and my protein total random urine is 393. My creatinine two urine is 242.6. Is this high?

I recently had a random urine test done, and my protein total random urine is 393. My creatinine two urine is 242.6. Is this high?

These results could: Be due to effects on the kidney from diabetes, hypertension, autoimmune, connective tissue diseases etc. Ask and get reassurance from your dr. Take care! http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/protein-in-urine/my00630. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/proteinuria-protein-in-urine. ...Read more

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What exactly does blood & protein in urine mean when kidney test says normal?

What exactly does blood & protein in urine mean when kidney test says normal?

Blood and protein: Blood (b) in your urine( u) is an abnormal finding. Protein (p) in your urine is abnormal when it is > 80 mg/day. Your lab work may be normal when b and p first appear in your u. Do a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein and have a renal ultrasound (us). If the us doesn't show any bleeding site, have cystoscopy. If you have > 1 gram of protein/day, you may need a kidney biopsy. ...Read more

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Has protein in urine after 2 urine tests in 4 months. Dr won't say what it means. Am on various psych meds. I have no symptons. Should I worry?

Has protein in urine after 2 urine tests in 4 months. Dr won't say what it means. Am on various psych meds. I have no symptons. Should I worry?

Investige: It is abnormal to have protein in the urine; it implies kidney disease which may be related to drugs, infection or something else. It needs investigation ...Read more

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I had 1+ protein in urine. I've noticed bubble clusters in my urine that are not dissipating. My doctor not worried but I asked to repeat test. Scared?

I had 1+ protein in urine. I've noticed bubble clusters in my urine that are not dissipating. My doctor not worried but I asked to repeat test. Scared?

Stop worrying: Bubbles that are easily visible aren't even protein, they are mucus. Ask your physician about whether you can test the first-voided morning specimen to see if your proteinuria is the harmless kind caused by standing up. ...Read more

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What does 1+ protein in urine mean? I had a blood test and my dr wants me to see an nephrologist

What does 1+ protein in urine mean? I had a blood test and my dr wants me to see an nephrologist

Proteinuria: Proteinuria is a condition, not a diagnosis. It can be caused by several diseases, among them hiv, diabetes, lupus, membranous glomerulonephritis, among others. You need to see a nephrologist to have a 24 hour urine collected to assess your kidney function and how much protein your urine has in it. The nephrologist will also take blood tests to rule out the conditions, and others, discussed above. ...Read more

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Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Several causes: Your physician would do well to rule out orthostatic protenuria, the most common cause and utterly harmless. It's ruled out, then begin a workup. There are a host of causes. ...Read more

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7 mo postpartum. Hypertension right after birth. Resolved quickly. Now have protein in urine (0.42g/24 hr). Creatine tests normal. Possibilities?

7 mo postpartum. Hypertension right after birth. Resolved quickly. Now have protein in urine (0.42g/24 hr). Creatine tests normal. Possibilities?

Urine : You have 420mg of protein which is above normal threshold but not enough to suggest disease. The fact you have Pregnancy associated htn suggest you should follow your BP. I would recheck your urine test and would also check micro albumin urine. Future urine for protein and urine for creatinine ratio is as reliable as a 24 hr and can be used to follow progression. ...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