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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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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 you have protein in your urine?

What does it mean if you have protein in your urine?

It depends how much: Studies show most causes of a positive urine dipstick for protein are from benign causes such as fever, exertion, and emotional stress.Microscopic analysis can give more clues. Large amounts of persistent proteinuria require evaluation with a 24 hour urine collection. Hypertension, NSAIDS,diabetes, certain cancers, lupus, and urinary tract infections can also cause it.http://tinyurl.com/jl8hurb ...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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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 it mean if u have protein++ in urine but blood pressure is not high?

What does it mean if u have protein++ in urine but blood pressure is not high?

Proteinuria: Proteinuria is generally a sign of kidney disease. It can be present without hypertension. Sometimes its a lab error though, so should be rechecked. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have protein and leukocytes in your urine?

Leukocytes ; protein: This means there is a source of protein ; white blood cells 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 wbcs 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 assistanc. ...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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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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Is it normal to have protein in the urine w/a gallbladder sludge? Does it mean something could be wrong w/pancreas if protein present in urine?

Is it normal to have protein in the urine w/a gallbladder sludge? Does it mean something could be wrong w/pancreas if protein present in urine?

Separate problem: Protein in the urine is a separate problem from gallbladder sludge/stones and can be serious. Kidney damage that can lead to kidney failure is associated with protein in the urine. Okay to talk to your doc about additional risks for kidney problems, (diabetes, hypertension, elevated phosphorous). Also okay to ask about surgery referral for cholecystectomy. ...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