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What does blood, billiruben, cast and protein in the urine mean?

What does blood, billiruben, cast and protein in the urine mean?

Huge question: Blood in urine can = kidney disease, tumor anywhere from kidney, down to urethra, urinary tract infection, blood vessel abnormality or benign. Bilirubin is urinary bile & can indicate liver disease (hepatitis) or blocked bile ducts from gallstone/s, tumor or stricture. Casts - hyaline normal, granular or cellular = kidney disease. Proteinuria - orthostatic is benign, otherwise? Kidney disease. ...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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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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I've had an electrophoresis test done, serum & urine. Results show a spike in the beta and gamma regions. No monoclonal protein. What does this mean? I have proteinuria and fsgs stage 3. I am 50

I've had an electrophoresis test done, serum & urine. Results show a spike in the beta and gamma regions. No monoclonal protein. What does this mean? I have proteinuria and fsgs stage 3. I am 50

What is FSGS?: Please do not use abbreviations....They mean different things to different people.
Ask your doctor to advise you about any relationship of your electrophoresis report to your underlying problem. I do not think this report is of any consequence or concern. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a trace of blood and protein in your urine?

What does it mean if you have a trace of blood and protein in your urine?

Kidney disease: Protein goes along with the blood. It is not uncommon for female to have slight blood but at your age there are reasons such as renal disease of infection. ...Read more

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Trace of blood and protein in urine what does that mean?

Trace of blood and protein in urine what does that mean?

Need to repeat: If you had your period when urinalysis was done, it could have contaminated the urine sample and you should repeat the test. If this not the case, the urinalysis should still be repeated. If the blood and protein is persistent and more than trace, you should see a nephrologist who can microscopically analyze blood to see if source is kidney. If so, you should be evaluated for glomerulonephritis. ...Read more

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I have blood and protein in urine what does this mean UTI?

I have blood and protein in urine what does this mean UTI?

Urinary Tract Infect: Without a full history of your symptoms these urine findings would indicate that you have an infection.

Urinary tract infections can be quite bothersome so hopefully your medical advisor is helping you solve this. ...Read more

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My urine protein came back as a 1plus and they flagged it a what does that mean? My. Urine blood was a 2plus should I be worried?

See your doctor: Seeing protein in your urine can be the sign of a number of different diseases. It can be a sign of urinary tract infection, early kidney disease, diabetes, multiple myeloma, etc. You should return to your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What do protein and blood in my urine mean?

What do protein and blood in my urine mean?

Blood ; protein: This means there is a small amount of some source of blood ; protein in the urine ; the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context. If nothing else abnormal, then blood with protein is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? See your doctor for more assistance. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if blood, protein, and leukocytes are present in urine?

What exactly does it mean if blood, protein, and leukocytes are present in urine?

Several issues: Blood (hamturia) and leukocytes (wbc's in the urine) are common signs of a uti, and you should be evaluated and possibly treated with antibiotics. Protein could be a sign of high blood pressure, posible diabetes, or a simple finding of early kidney disease. Have yourself examined and treated as necesary and then get a follow-up urine as part of the process. Good luck. ...Read more

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Protein found in my urine sample. Doctor recommended I take a blood test. What does it mean to have protein in my urine? Which blood test do I take?

Protein found in my urine sample. Doctor recommended I take a blood test. What does it mean to have protein in my urine? Which blood test do I take?

Many possibilities: It can mean anything from stress, or just from your physiology after you stand up for a while, or can be very serious illness. Your physician will choose the labs but you can expect a CBC and a chemical profile at a minimum. ...Read more

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What does 1+ protein in urine mean? I had a blood test and my dr wants me to see an nephrologist

What does 1+ protein in urine mean? I had a blood test and my dr wants me to see an nephrologist

Proteinuria: Proteinuria is a condition, not a diagnosis. It can be caused by several diseases, among them hiv, diabetes, lupus, membranous glomerulonephritis, among others. You need to see a nephrologist to have a 24 hour urine collected to assess your kidney function and how much protein your urine has in it. The nephrologist will also take blood tests to rule out the conditions, and others, discussed above. ...Read more

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I recently had a urine and blood test. Results show egfr @ 53, creatinine @ 1.35 and protein urine @ 123.7. Does this mean renal failure?

I recently had a urine and blood test. Results show egfr @ 53, creatinine @ 1.35 and protein urine @ 123.7. Does this mean renal failure?

Renal failure?: You do not have renal failure. What you have is chronic kidney disease. To find what what your actual GFR is, you need to have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein, as well as another lab test to get the creatinine at the time of your urine collection. You will also need a renal ultrasound. See a nephrologist for the best treatment of your chronic kidney disease and proteinuria. ...Read more

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My urine today showed 2+ blood 1+ protein and a specific gravity of 1.050 which I was told 1.050 a month ago. What does this mean? No CT contrast.

My urine today showed 2+ blood 1+ protein and a specific gravity of 1.050 which I was told 1.050 a month ago. What does this mean? No CT contrast.

Blood in urine: Wow the specific gravity shows you have a concentrated urine. Drink more water. Also with a negative ct scan, it is time for a cystoscope of your bladder. See a urologist. I would like to know the microscopic detail of your urine too. Also are you having any symptoms? Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hiv expo 59 days, 23 day rna+combo test neg, gave blood for more test inclu HIV genotype. From urine test - abnormal protein. 1) why my doc asked geno test with neg result 2 abno protein means? Help

Hiv expo 59 days, 23 day rna+combo test neg, gave blood for more test inclu HIV genotype. From urine test - abnormal protein. 1) why my doc asked geno test with neg result 2 abno protein means? Help

More info needed: Your HIV test results are nearly conclusive you don't have it. Otherwise, I can't help much. Ask your doctor directly. I don't understand requesting HIV genotype except in someone with confirmed infection; the test can't even be done unless RNA or DNA positive for HIV. Maybe you misunderstood? There are many causes of "abnormal" urine protein and HIV isn't one of them as far as I know. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, what could it mean to have blood, protein, glucose and leukocytes in urine of a 15 year old girl? She also has raynaud's diasease + HSP

Hi, what could it mean to have blood, protein, glucose and leukocytes in urine of a 15 year old girl? She also has raynaud's diasease + HSP

Autoimmune disease: HSP is one of the autoimmune diseases that are relatively common in childhood and generally resolve over many weeks and does not return. However, some patients with HSP will go on to have chronic autoimmune inflammation in their kidneys (and skin or gut) that requires evaluation and treatment by both a pediatric rheumatologist and nephrologist. If protein and blood are still in urine, don't delay! ...Read more

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I'm doing the 24 hr urine creatitine total protein test and a few blood test to check my liver and kindeys...I know the doctor suspects preeclampsia. But does it mean I for sure have it? Just because im doing test or is that why im doing them?

I'm doing the 24 hr urine creatitine total protein test and a few blood test to check my liver and kindeys...I know the doctor suspects preeclampsia. But does it mean I for sure have it? Just because im doing test or is that why im doing them?

Proceed with caution: The tests you mention are a way to look for the early warning signs of a condition that is potentially deadly for you& baby. Preeclampsia (pe) can progress without obvious symptoms you would feel, so looking at the tests is a cautious way of preparing to act if specialized rx is needed. Many are tested that won't progress to pe & sometimes the tests are repeated over several days when needed. ...Read more

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Found 55count protien and 3 red blood cells in urine what does this mean?

Found 55count protien and 3 red blood cells in urine what does this mean?

See nephrologist: Repeat urinalysis x 3 times-different time of the day.
Must see a kidney specialist.
Renal scan is an easy test to rule out many causes.
Drink filtered water-8-10 glasses/day
need to find the cause of proteinuria. ...Read more

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I have slightly high white blood cell count and very high levels of protiens in my urine. What does this mean?

I have slightly high white blood cell count and very high levels of protiens in my urine. What does this mean?

Slightly high: Wbc count is usually insignificant, but the elevated urine protein needs to be evaluated soon for any indicators of renal insufficiency and treated. Contact the individual ordering the lab tests, . ...Read more

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Slight foamy urine. Spot urine test-protein 5mg/dl, creatinine 37mg/dl, albumin 2 mg/litre. Is it normal or proteinuria?

Slight foamy urine. Spot urine test-protein 5mg/dl, creatinine 37mg/dl, albumin 2 mg/litre. Is it normal or proteinuria?

Proteinuria: We generally calculate the urine protein to creatinine ratio and as long as the ratio is below 300 mg/g it is considered not significant (yours is only 135mg/g) so your proteinuria is not significant. But the Albumin level you mentioned, is it serum (blood) Albumin level? If yes, it is very low and unlikely! Please verify your Albumin level and it's source (blood or urine). ...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. I'm 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. I'm 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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Blood test shows lipase 101ui/l and proteinuria 0.13 g/l. Urine is opaque. No abdomen pain. What would your diagnostic be?

Blood test shows lipase 101ui/l and proteinuria 0.13 g/l. Urine is opaque. No abdomen pain. What would your diagnostic be?

Normal tests: Lipase level is normal. Normal level is 0to160u/liter and you have no symptoms and protein in the urine is very minimal as well
You have no problem based on these tests, Discuss the results with the doctor who ordrerd it and what other tests were done and why
Normal Tests
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I have at least 1+ blood in my urine for years. I developed proteinuria. Last test trace today it was 1+ no leuks or wbcs I also have mild priorbital edema with mild flank/back pain. -stones ideas?

I have at least 1+ blood in my urine for years. I developed proteinuria. Last test trace today it was 1+ no leuks or wbcs I also have mild priorbital edema with mild flank/back pain. -stones ideas?

A kidney biopsy: People with persistent hematuria require a kidney biopsy to reveal the underlying cause. Only with tissue can we offer you a definitive diagnosis. Your new proteinuria and periorbital edema is concerning for actual kidney damage and loss of enough proteinin your blood vessels causing edema. This is never normal but it is potentially treatable. Please schedule a visit with a nephrologist. ...Read more

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I am worried about blood and protein in the urine?

I am worried about blood and protein in the urine?

Many causes: There are many causes to blood in urine. My usual workup includes kidney ultrasound, urinalysis, analysis of urine for protein. If all of these are nonrevealing, cystoscopy can be performed also. I do recommend that you see your physcician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can blood in the urine cause a false positive for protein in the urine?

Can blood in the urine cause a false positive for protein in the urine?

Yes: Because the hemoglobin in red blood cells is a protein, if there is blood in the urine it can test positive for protein. You would need to have your urine retested when there is no blood in it to make sure about the protein. ...Read more

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So the condition is not serious if my blood test showed protein in the urine & Dr said to do another test in 6 months but prescribed no medication?

So the condition is not serious if my blood test showed protein in the urine & Dr said to do another test in 6 months but prescribed no medication?

Proteinuria: Hi, how much protein did you have in ur Urine? Why are you taking Antibiotics, sometimes infections could cause some protein in urine. Also you have high blood pressure which if it's not well controlled could cause damage to the kidney and therefore Protein in urine, if the amount of protein is not significant in ur urine, repeating in in 3-6 months is a good plan. ...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