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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

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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The doctor said the protein in urine was 15 and not a lot, how much protein in urine is normal?

The doctor said the protein in urine was 15 and not a lot, how much protein in urine is normal?

Up to 150 mg per day: Normal people can excrete up to 150 mg per day. This will increase with exercise and upright posture, but 15 mg per day is small and no reason to worry. ...Read more

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Doctor told me I have too much protein in urine, how do I prevent this from turning into something serious?

Doctor told me I have too much protein in urine, how do I prevent this from turning into something serious?

See a nephrologist: Need to quantify or measure the amount of protein lost in 24 hrs then check with primary doctor or a nephrologist if the amount is above normal. ...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 would cause protein in urine?

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?

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?

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 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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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 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 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 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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What should be done for high levels of protein in urine?

What should be done for high levels of protein in urine?

High urine protein: To treat high proteinuria (p), you need to get a diagnosis. The first step is to have a 24 hour urine collection to assess kidney function and quantify the p/day. Blood work will also need to be taken to arrive at a diagnosis. If the p is due to a type of glomerulonephritis, certain drugs can be given to treat it. If the p is due to diabetes, certain drugs such as ace-i's are used to lower the p. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: protein in urine?

Excess Loss: 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 to sort this out. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of high levels of protein in urine?

See Nephrologist: 3 levels of protein in urine:
microalbuminuria--less than 300 mg a day
tubular--300-1000 mg a day
nephrotic--more than 3500

if there is blood in the urine you may have a glomerulonephritis and this may be a very serious condition that causes rapid loss of kidney function.

In general the more protein in the urine the worse the prognosis.
There are too many diagnosis to list.
You need a workup. ...Read more

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What can cause the presence of protein in urine at the age of 17?

Rule out orthostatic: Many healthy young people have so called orthostatic proteinuria, i.e. Present when they are up & about but not at night when recumbent. It is benign. Mt bladder 2 hours after lying down, then have first voided am urine tested. Trace protein when found is usually benign. However true proteinuria, after excluding above would need to be evaluated by nephrologist to rule out kidney disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Trace Protein in Urine alone never a significant finding? Thank you.

Is Trace Protein in Urine alone never a significant finding? Thank you.

Define "significant": Trace proteinuria could be due to any 1 of many DIAGNOSES. Not all causes are bad, but if a doctor ordered a urinalysis test, he/she must have had some REASON. Presumably, that doctor knows your CONDITION best - what illnesses you have / had (if any), & what state you were in during the visit. Important thing is to figure out WHY protein was reported in urine. Infx? Lab error? Kidney Dz? TTYD. GL! ...Read more

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Is traces of protein in urine needs any following up. Or ignore completely?

PROTEINURIA EVAL: PROTEINURIA has many causes you need a full exam lab work. Screening for diabetes 24 urine for protein and creatinine clearance. Potentially a Renal US depending on the results. ...Read more

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I had a medical examination few days ago, protein in urine was +1, what that means?

We'll find out: Your physician knows how to follow this up knowing about your overall health and life. Orthostatic proteinuria, the most common cause, is diagnosed by having you empty your bladder before you go to bed, and finding the protienuria is gone on first-voided morning specimen. Other proteinuria can be more worrisome if persistent. ...Read more

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Trace of protein in urine what does that mean? The dr said its nothing to worry about.

Trace of protein in urine what does that mean? The dr said its nothing to worry about.

Trace of Protein: Trace of protein in urine without any other symptoms and with all the other tests being normal can be harmless and normal under certain conditions. Like exercise or cold exposure. If all other tests are normal and you doctor has assured you that there is nothing to worry. I will not worry and may be get it repeated sometime in future. I presume the test was done by lab and not dip stick, ...Read more

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What can cause excessive protein in urine? I'm 26 and otherwise healthy. Very worried.

Need more info: There are a few benign causes of protein in the urine, like positional proteinuria. Most people have some protein in the urine after vigorous exercise or during fever. Hypertension and diabetes need to be excluded. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and you may consult this site.
http://kidney. Niddk. Nih. Gov/KUDISEASES/pubs/proteinuria/index. Aspx ...Read more

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I have a history of protein in my urine. Does eating protein increase protein in urine?

Proteinuria: Proteinuria is a sign of chronic kidney disease which can result from diabetes, high blood pressure, and diseases that cause inflammation in the kidneys. (Myeloma can also cause proteinuria) Eating protein does not cause protein to leak into urine unless you have the above diseases. If you do then make sure your daily protein intake is as recommended for healthy Americans (0.8 grams/kg body weight) ...Read more

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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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What is considered high levels of protein in urine mine tested 555? How dangerous is this number?

What is considered high levels of protein in urine mine tested 555? How dangerous is this number?

Guideline: Protein in the urine measuring more than 30mg is considered abnormal and over 300mg is considered significant and indicative of some degree of kidney pathology. This is best evaluated by a nephrologist (kidney specialist) for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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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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