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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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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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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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24hrs urine protein?

24hrs urine protein?

24 hr unrine protein: 24-hour urine protein measures the amount of protein excreted in urine over a 24-hour period. The collecting method is •on day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning. Afterwards, collect all urine in a special container for the next 24 hours. •on day 2, urinate into the container when you get up in the morning. ...Read more

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Which test is more telling for kidney issues in pregnancy: blood work or urine test for protein?

Which test is more telling for kidney issues in pregnancy: blood work or urine test for protein?

Both: Toxemia of pregnancy may be revealed by protein in the urine along with other signs and symptoms such as elevated blood pressure, significant edema, blurred vision, abdominal pain. Blood work assists in the diagnosis and prognosis. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Would anything from pet cats eg. Parasites or from biting or scratching me; cause 5mth chronic severe flank pain & urine high wbc, protein, blood?

Would anything from pet cats eg. Parasites or from biting or scratching me; cause 5mth chronic severe flank pain & urine high wbc, protein, blood?

Need more info: This sounds like a very severe problem which needs urgent medical attention. Strongly suggest that if you are not seeing somebody regularly now, that you do so asap. ...Read more

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Does bubbly urine always mean protein? How come my urine is bubbly but my urine is always negative? 29m, mild hypertension 5 years, uncontrolled.

Does bubbly urine always mean protein? How come my urine is bubbly but my urine is always negative? 29m, mild hypertension 5 years, uncontrolled.

Bubbly urine: Bubbly urine is not specific for any particular pathology. If you have hypertension, it needs to be controlled and you should work with your dr. To get it controlled. ...Read more

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If urine protein positive it means you have urinary tract infection?

If urine protein positive it means you have urinary tract infection?

Proteinuria: Proteinuria may be seen with a uti. If the urine culture is negative, one needs to have a 24 hour urine collection to see the amount of protein in the urine ( and to assess the kidney function of the person. I would also do a renal ultrasound to assess the size of the kidneys. Depending on the amount of p the results of the blood tests a renal biopsy may be needed if no diagnosis is made by them. ...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