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Bmi of 15.5. 24" waist. 25 yr old f 5ft. Dipstick detected protein in urine. Dark green - 300? What is happening?

Bmi of 15.5. 24" waist. 25 yr old f 5ft. Dipstick detected protein in urine. Dark green - 300? What is happening?

Please see a pro: For a young woman with anorexia, a low bmi under 18 is common and 50% of people with anorexia have protein in their urine. This is a serious condition, life-threatening often. Please see a doctor who specializes in or is knowledgeable about anorexia! ...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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I had pink coloured urine today. I'm a vet so i did a dipstick and there was 2+ blood 1+ protein in urine. I have been having lower back pain?

I had pink coloured urine today. I'm a vet so i did a dipstick and there was 2+ blood 1+ protein in urine. I have been having lower back pain?

UTI or kidney stone?: A urinary tract infection (UTI) or kidney stone would be at the top of my differential. Are you having any fevers? If so pyelonephritis would be of concern. I would get a urinalysis and urine culture to start. ...Read more

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What can cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

What can cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

Normal urine: Normal urine will produce foam depending on how the stream hits the already voided urine. ...Read more

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What could cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

What could cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

Bile, air,medication: Bilirubin causing bilirubinuria can cause foamy urine, also fistula (abnormal connection) between bowel and urinary tract can cause pneumaturia, occasionally a medication like pyridium (phenazopyridine). Most common cause is proteinuria, which if present, should be worked up and treated. ...Read more

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Will dilute urine hold positive proteinuria results?

Will dilute urine hold positive proteinuria results?

Not really: The protein is an absolute number.>3 grams is bad.The volume of urine is not as critical at this early stage. ...Read more

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My urine has recently started to have bunches of bubbles (foamy like) in it when hits water. Is it proteinuria if so what I do about it. ?

My urine has recently started to have bunches of bubbles (foamy like) in it when hits water. Is it proteinuria if so what I do about it. ?

Mucus: Proteinuria is a fine foam.. Bigger bubbles are extra mucus. Nobody knows why the latter becomes more or less abundant. Hopefully you get a yearly urinalysis at your physician's. Further, most proteinuria is orthostatic and harmless. I'm glad you're health-conscious and hope you'll get reassurance on your next annual physical. ...Read more

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Dipstick protein was high today. Can anyone offer ideas for the proteinuria?

Dipstick protein was high today. Can anyone offer ideas for the proteinuria?

See below: Get urine protein to creatinine ratio on random sample- otherwise get 24 hour collection for protein and creatinine which is more cumbersome. These two tests will quantify the amount of protein. ...Read more

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Why am i so obsessed by thinking that I have kdney dse?2010 my urine/bloodtest normal.Now blood test is normal again.Im afraid that I have proteinuria

Why am i so obsessed by thinking that I have kdney dse?2010 my urine/bloodtest normal.Now blood test is normal again.Im afraid that I have proteinuria

Thought issue: Obsessions are difficult. Your preoccupation with a physical ailment may reflect some past experience in your life and your difficulty understanding how someone would deal with catastrophic illness.It may also be providing you an emotional distraction from some problem in your life that is real and deserves your attention. Consider discussing this with a counselor or therapist. ...Read more

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I have PKD, experiencing proteinuria and sometimes foamy urine. 26y. Male. Urologist says nothing of concern. At what point should I be concerned?

I have PKD, experiencing proteinuria and sometimes foamy urine. 26y. Male. Urologist says nothing of concern. At what point should I be concerned?

Here are some...: PKD is forever and will evolve but at variable yet unpredictably pace. So, how to follow such? No one has a crystal idea. But in my lifelong (45 yrs) experience, I would do blood test for creatinine & BUN yearly so to see its potential trend of change, and get kidney US once every 2-3 yrs x 2-3 times. Over time, the frequency of test could be adjusted. If any significant change, see kidney expert. ...Read more

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My urine is pale yellow and and not foamy. Do I have a high chance that I have proteinuria?

My urine is pale yellow and and not foamy. Do I have a high chance that I have proteinuria?

Possibele: Ast the early stages of proteinuria the urine may not foam. A very simple urine test for microalbumin will answer the question and put you at ease. ...Read more

Dr. Nour Baltagi
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Proteinuria (Definition)

Proteinuria means the presence of excess of serum proteins in the urine. The excess protein in the urine often causes the urine to become foamy. Up to 150 mg a day of protein may be excreted by a normal person most of this being tamm-horsfall protein. Between 150-300 mg/day may be considered microalbuminuria and greater than 300mg/day is abnormal and ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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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