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What Can You Do To Get Protein Out Your Urine
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
is the presence of protein in the urine. It can vary from few mg to several grams and can be caused by several diseases most notable diabetes.
Several effective medications are available which help repair the kidney filters and prevent progression of kidney disease.
You will need to see a Nephrologist who will order workup to determine the etiology and treatment plan.
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Yes: A contaminated sample or container, an expired strip for example. ...Read more
Depends on why...: This depends on why you have protein in your urine. A woman having a period, for example, may have protein in her urine because of the presence of blood cells. But if you have protein in the urine because of declining kidney function, you'll want to learn what you can do to control the source of he problem. For example, get your high blood pressure or diabetes under better control. Good luck. ...Read more
cloudy urine 2-3 times a day. for 7 years now.I get regular kidney tests and last year had my urine tested for protein. Tests show nothing wrong.
Phosphate crystals?: The main cause of on and off cloudy urine is the formation of phosphate crystals, which results from various combinations of fluid and food intake. It's harmless. You can check it out by adding 1-2 drops of acid (e.g. vinegar) to a sample of cloudy urine. If phosphates are the cause, it will immediately turn clear. ...Read more
Cause?: That really depends on the cause. If traces of protein are noted in an otherwise healthy person, it may be due to rigorous exercise. However, if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney problems then medication is your best option. Talk with your physician about this for more guidance. ...Read more
I have a little bit of protein in my urine.What is the main reason why that happens and how to get rid of it?This is the first time this happened.
Trace may be OK: A trace of protein in the urine may be normal for an active 19 year old. If you do moderately heavy workouts, muscle breaks down and forms rapidly and may lead to some protein in urine. However, if you have significant proteinuria of unknown cause, it must be worked up by an internist/nephrologist. ...Read more
Not likely : That is not a typical side effect from that medication. Proteinuria can have a wide range of causes and some are more serious than others. A full workup will likely provide the answer and should be done to rule out more serious causes. If there is decreased kidney function the dose of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) will need to be decreased. ...Read more
Creatinine of 1.48 and BUN of 21 - no blood or protein in urine - should i get this checked out ?
My 5 year old son went to the doctor for a school physical. His urine tested high for protein. The doctor has asked that we get a clean sample in the am. Just wondering what would cause the protein to be elevated?
I had a bunch of blood work done now my doctor wants me to get serum protein electrophesis and a urine protien electrophesis done! what does this mean?
Proteins: Simple blood & urine tests only reveal if protein is present. Electrophoresis uses electrical current to separate the different proteins into individual components to see if there are specific ones that r high or low. Some diseases r marked by spikes of a particular protein; others by a lack of a protein. ...Read more
I have undiagnosed mod blood and 1+ protein in my urine. I'm supposed to get a neck CT w contrast tomorrow. Normal cmp. Should i get the ct?
I have henoch schonlein purpura & I'm going to get a 24 hr urine test for protein on Sunday. If i drink alcohol on friday will it show up on the test?
No: 24 hour urine collection for protein excretion will quantify how much protein you are spilling in the urine, it will not mention anything about alcohol, unless your doctor specifically orders that test. Toxicology testing is totally different than protein determination and are not linked. ...Read more
How long does it take to get a diagnosis of lupus when they start showing signs of the disease. Positive ana's. Sob rashes joint pain fatigue protein n urine?
It depends: It often depends on how soon you can reach a specialist like rheumatologist. See one soon if possible. ...Read more
I have recently 104 mg protine in my urine I Am very worry is this treateble and can get my urine to normal again with no protine ? Please let me know
Yes, but first...:
Sorry to hear that you have been struggling with your health. Before discussing treatment, it is important to identify the underlying cause of the lab abnormality. Proteinuria itself is not a diagnosis, but sometimes can be a sign of an underlying medical illness. Typically we treat the underlying illness rather than the lab abnormality per se. Most causes are very treatable. ...Read more
Each time I get my urine tested it shows traces of blood and protien but no infection been told this is normal for me however im concered that its not normal and is there anything I can do to prevent it?
Not normal: It may not be serious but further evaluation of your kidney is in order. ...Read more
A lot of causes: In young people protein in the urine is usually due to heavy exercise or could be due to standing too long but it usually is minimal. The most common pathological cause of protein in the urine is diabetes followed by hypertension. Other causes are usually "glomerulonephritis" which are a group of diseases affecting the functional units of the kidneys. If you have protein in the urine call ur doc. ...Read more
1+ protein: 1+ protein is the equivalent of 200-500 mg/24 hours. The usual system quantifies protein as 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
Many causes: Protein loss is not normal. It is an indication that the membranes in your kidney is leaky. It is usually a result of inflammation and chronic changes to the kidney tissue. See a kidney doctor to run some more tests and see if things can be done to decrease protein loss. The higher the protein in the urine, the faster your kidneys will progress to complete failure. ...Read more
Kidney disease: High protein in urine suggest kidney pathology, most likely one type of glomerulonephritis (something like kidney inflammation), depending of the level of protein you may need biopsy (usually if more than 1 gm per day), for sure if > 3 gm/day) and that is pretty much only way to determine diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
A urine test: A urine test will tell if there is too much protein in one's urine. There is always a tiny amount of protein in everyone's urine, but it is a problem if there is more protein than typical. If there is too much protein, then the doctor can do further testing to see what kind of protein it is, and/or where the protein is coming from. ...Read more