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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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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 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

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Endocrinologist says I have high chromogranin a in my blood. What does that mean? Is it serious?

Endocrinologist says I have high chromogranin a in my blood. What does that mean? Is it serious?

Discuss with ENDOCRI: What did the Endocrinologist tell you .Why was the test done and what are your symptoms if any ChromagraninA is elevated in Pheochromocytoma and is seen as auto antigen in type1 diabetes It is usually tested for Carcinoid Tumor and Pacreas and Prostate tumors I will suggest without worrying about all these medical names,you discuss with your Endocrinologist as to why was it ordered&what it means ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is protein in my urine?

What does it mean if there is protein in my urine?

See below: Protein in the urine suggests there is some disease process eg diabetes, nephritis etc affecting the "filter" of the kidney, and should be investigated for the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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If i have diarrhea does that mean my kidney is in danger?

If i have diarrhea does that mean my kidney is in danger?

Unlikely: Is there a specific problem with your kidney. Diarrhea usually affects the gastrointestinal tract. The kidney is part of the genitourinary system. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I came out with an abnormal pap smear? And is bad can it mean that I have some type of infection or anything more serious?

What does it mean if I came out with an abnormal pap smear? And is bad can it mean that I have some type of infection or anything more serious?

Cannot say: Am abnormal pap smear can mean anything from a reactive change to cancer. Without a diagnosis or more information it is impossible to say what 'abnormal' means in this case. See your provider for more information of what your result means for you. ...Read more

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If I have a nabithian cyst why does it come out and go back in? Also is that bad that I have one, is it something serious?

If I have a nabithian cyst why does it come out and go back in? Also is that bad that I have one, is it something serious?

Benign condition: A nabothian cyst is a benign mucous filled bump on the surface of the cervix routinely discovered during a routine pelvic exam. It is caused by build up of secretions when glands on the surface become plugged. No treatment is necessary. Nabothian cysts do not cause any problems. ...Read more

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I have a blood test recently. I have found that my lymphocytes is 41.5% and eosinophills is 1.5 %. Does it mean anything serious or normal? Thank you

I have a blood test recently. I have found that my lymphocytes is 41.5% and eosinophills is 1.5 %. Does it mean anything serious or normal? Thank you

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have all the information about your blood cell counts. What you provided may be within normal limits. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had a neck MRI that came back normal, but what does it mean that there is a hemangioma in C6? What is it? Does it need to be treated?

I had a neck MRI that came back normal, but what does it mean that there is a hemangioma in C6? What is it? Does it need to be treated?

Get a consultation: Spinal hemangiomas are BENIGN tumors that are relatively common. Most cause no symptoms and need no treatment. Some can be in a location that cause compression on blood vessels or nerves. Hopefully the doctor ordering the MRI can give you guidance. If not I recommend you seek out a good spinal surgeon for consultation. Usually they are neurosurgeons or ortho's that specialist in back surgery. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have rare WBC in a urine test?

No problem: If you have less than 5 WBC in urine it is accepted as normal and so is rare wbcs in the urine. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have no patellar reflex? Is this a serious condition?

What does it mean if I have no patellar reflex? Is this a serious condition?

Not always abnormal: An Absent Patellar tendon reflex is not always abnormal. As long as there are no other symptoms this may be normal for you. If you are concerned ask your physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean for me to have low estradiol and LH? Is it a serious condition?

What does it mean for me to have low estradiol and LH? Is it a serious condition?

It depends: It depends on when during your cycle the blood was drawn, as the levels change. If you are not having cycles, then this may be serious, esprpeccially if you are severely underweight. If so, you need to be evaluated by your MD. ...Read more

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In my urine test it showed positive with protein and hemoglobin, is this serious and what does it mean?

In my urine test it showed positive with protein and hemoglobin, is this serious and what does it mean?

May need to recheck: Any blood in the urine can give rise to positive test for hemoglobin and protein. It is best to follow up on it as it means there is something wrong if the results are real. So you should get a repeat urinalysis done and then consult a kidney specialist if the results show any rbcs and or protein in your urine as it could mean intrinsic kidney disease like nephritis. ...Read more

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What does mean when you have protien in your blood.. My father is having kidney problems does that mean there could be cancer some where ?

What does mean when you have protien in your blood.. My  father is having kidney problems does that mean there could be cancer  some where ?

Protein: Do you mean protein in the urine? Protein in the urine is usually associated with medical diseases like glomerulonephritis, kidney disease caused by diabetis, hypertension. Multiple myeloma can also cause protein in the urine. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your urine is clear when you have a kidney infection?

What does it mean if your urine is clear when you have a kidney infection?

Maybe....: Maybe you don't actually have an infection after all? If you have pain in your side, burning urination and/or frequency, or blood in the urine, but your urine tests are "clear" (negative), you may not have an infection, but another problem, such as a stone. You may require further testing, such as imaging studies, to pin down your problem. ...Read more

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What to do if a nurse checked my sugar level and said I have thick blood, that it's not good. What does this mean?

What to do if a nurse checked my sugar level and said I have thick blood, that it's not good. What does this mean?

Not a proper: Diagnosis. Thick blood is not a proper diagnosis. You should ask your doctor who may have more information about your blood tests. ...Read more

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I have stomach problems sometimes. And I found a seemingly long hair in my stool. Is that what it is or could it be something else? I definitely don't

I have stomach problems sometimes. And I found a seemingly long hair in my stool. Is that what it is or could it be something else? I definitely don't

More info needed: A hair in the stool is nonspecific. More information about your symptoms is needed in order to advise you. Consult a physician who will take a thorough history of your symptoms, perform a physical examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. Referral to a gastroenterologist may be suggested after that assessment. ...Read more

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I've had a blood test and results shown I have bio in my blood what does this mean and is it anything to worry about?

I've had a blood test and results shown I have bio in my blood what does this mean and is it anything to worry about?

Be careful: The "body bio blood chemistry" test being promoted online by "natural healing / alternative medicine" types appears to be a set of standard labs reporting in nonstandard units to flag many values as "abnormal", claiming this reveals underlying latent illness. I believe this is either misguided or a conscious health fraud. Get a second opinion from an ethical holistic practitioner. ...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