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What does it mean if I have protein in my urine, is it a serious health issue?

What does it mean if I have protein in my urine, is it a serious health issue?

Possibly: Protein in the urine (called proteinuria) can come from many sources. Some sources are considered safe, while others need more medical work up. Safe sources of proteinuria can derive from a fever, exercise, stress and dehydration. More dangerous sources of proteinuria can derive from uncontrolled diabetes, lupus and certain kidney disorders. Suggest seeing your doctor so they can investigate further. ...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 does it mean if I have protein in my urine? Is that a serious health issue?

What does it mean if I have protein in my urine? Is that a serious health issue?

Depends: A trace of protein in the urine in someone who is acutely sick with something isn't a concern. The most common cause of heavier proteinuria is orthostatic proteinuria, easily ruled out because the first-morning-voided urine is protein-free. Proteinuria of +1 or more should always be followed at least. A diabetic should have protein quantitated often since even small amounts are a warning. ...Read more

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What does too much protein in urine mean?

What does too much protein in urine mean?

Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. The usual system used to quantify protein is 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

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Trace of protein in urine. What does it mean?

Trace of protein in urine. What does it mean?

See below: You are leaking a little protein in the urine- could be from several reasons. Get a urine protein to creatinine test done which will quantify the protein leak. ...Read more

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Please explain what does protein in urine mean?

Please explain what does protein in urine mean?

Proteinuria: presence of protein in the urine is usually suggestive of underlying kidney disease. When the kidney filters get damaged the protein from blood tends to leak into the urine and causes further damage. most common causes are diabetes and high blood pressure. Please make appointment to see a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does protein in urine mean?

I was wondering what does protein in urine mean?

Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. The usual system used to quantify protein is 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

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What does it mean when protein in urine is plus two?

What does it mean when protein in urine is plus two?

Need for : Investigation. There are many causes of protein in urine and you need an evaluation. See this site for info and consult your doctor. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/proteinuria-protein-in-urine. ...Read more

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I had a medical examination few days ago, protein in urine was +1, what that means?

I had a medical examination few days ago, protein in urine was +1, what that means?

We'll find out: Your physician knows how to follow this up knowing about your overall health and life. Orthostatic proteinuria, the most common cause, is diagnosed by having you empty your bladder before you go to bed, and finding the protienuria is gone on first-voided morning specimen. Other proteinuria can be more worrisome if persistent. ...Read more

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Trace of protein in urine what does that mean? The dr said its nothing to worry about.

Trace of protein in urine what does that mean? The dr said its nothing to worry about.

Trace of protein: You need to have a 24 h hour urine collection to see how much protein in your urine/day. Protein excretion by a diseased kidney is not constant, rather it is sporadic over 24 hours. That is why a 24 hour collection will tell you if your proteinuria is a problem or not. See your physician and see if you can have that test ordered. Good luck. ...Read more

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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