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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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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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Any feedback on high urinary output without excessive intake, electrolytes off in blood and 24hr urine. Also, High protein in urine, low nitrogen ua?

Any feedback on high urinary output without excessive intake, electrolytes off in blood and 24hr urine. Also, High protein in urine, low  nitrogen ua?

Nephrologist: A kidney specialist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. High urinary output out of proportion to fluid intake could be due to a pituitary gland problem,diabetes mellitus, or primary kidney disease. High protein in the urine suggests kidney damage. The nephrologist will order the appropriate tests and diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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Ketones in urine show 80 and urobolinogen 2.0. Trace protein in urine. All else negative or normal. What does this mean.

Ketones in urine show 80 and urobolinogen 2.0. Trace protein in urine. All else negative or normal. What does this mean.

Are you starving?DM?: These results are interpreted with clinical history. But presence of Ketone suggests starvation and Diabetes? Urobilinogen is the breakdown of Bile pigments which comes from Liver. ...Read more

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Gfr decreased to 40 but only trace protein in urine. Would this still be ckd?

Gfr decreased to 40 but only trace protein in urine. Would this still be ckd?

Need more tests,,,: A trace protein in your urine isn't bad and GFR can be low in certain groups of people and in older people with less body mass and those with low fluid intake. You're also on many meds and have symptoms and signs pointing to an autoimmune issue (raynaud's). This alone might cause ckd but more renal tests (bun, cr) would be needed before making such a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Trace protein in urine on and off for around 10 years.. lastly did a urine protein to creatinine ratio it was 0.13 with normal <0.2 blood cr 0.9bun 15?

Trace protein in urine on and off for around 10 years.. lastly did a urine protein to creatinine ratio it was 0.13 with normal <0.2 blood cr 0.9bun 15?

No concern: What you described is not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can hematuria cause trace protein in urine?

Can hematuria cause trace protein in urine?

Yes: In fact, trace proteinuria is always present when there are red cells in the urine. Trace protein isn't really worth worrying about by itself if you're otherwise healthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a patient has a GFR in low 40's but only trace protein in urine are they still considered to have stage 3 ckd?

If a patient has a GFR in low 40's but only trace protein in urine are they still considered to have stage 3 ckd?

There are some new: Criteria using values other than GFR to diagnose type and severity of kidney damage. But yes, GFR of <50 is criteria of stage iii kidney injury/failure, regardless of presence or absence of proteinuria. The important thing at this stage: aggressively treat and decrease effect of causative factors, as often, the gfr/ kidney failure can be improved. Please talk with your nephrologist (kidney doc). ...Read more

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Ua (Definition)

A ua is a urinalysis, or chemical and microscopic analysis of the urine. The standard urinalysis is performed with a dipstick test for ph, blood, protein, sugar, and ketones. In addition, a urinalysis usually includes a microscope examination to identify if the urine contains cells, "casts" (structures that indicate a problem originating in the kidney) or crystals (such as ...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