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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


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What does it mean to have blood in your lungs?

What does it mean to have blood in your lungs?

Nothing good: Blood can be present in many sections of the respiratory tract from numerous causes, and many of these suggest a potentially severe illness. There is also blood which may be present in the thin tissues which surround and protect the lungs. This too is not good. If this is your issue make sure you discuss this with your doctor at length. ...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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What does it mean to have ketones in your urine?

What does it mean to have ketones in your urine?

Dehydration: It is generally a sign of dehydration. If you have diabetes, it can be a sign of diabetic ketoacidosis (too high a sugar level). It can be present in alcoholics with poor nutrition recently (alcoholic keto-acidosis) and in people who have not eaten lately (starvation keto-acidosis). ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have blood in your urine?

What does it mean when you have blood in your urine?

Hematuria: Never a good sign. Usually is benign and signifies a kidney stone or an infection or even urethritis or prostatis....But you need to see a doctor to make sure it isn't something more serious. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have blood in your urine?

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What does it mean when you have blood in your urine?

Here are some ...: The causes for blood in urine may mount to >100, but can be grouped in 5 categories: infection/ inflammation, urinary stones, urinary obstruction, new growth - benign or malignant, & chronic silent kidney disease. For more details, go to http://www.formefirst.com/hematuria.html. Thereby, you'll gain useful insights on how to deal with it and work closely with Doc timely... ...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 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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What does it mean to have red blood cells in your urine?

What does it mean to have red blood cells in your urine?

RBCs: If there are red blood cells and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have blood in your urinalysis?

What exactly does it mean if you have blood in your urinalysis?

Hematuria: It can be from many caueses including infection but if you are not having cystitis symptoms, it is recommended you see a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have sugar in the urine but not the blood?

What does it mean to have sugar in the urine but not the blood?

Possible diabetes: You see this in diabetes and a few other conditions. I assume since you know there is sugar in the urine you are seeing a physician. If not, you should make appt. With pcp. www.peedoc.com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have too much aldolase in your blood?

Marker of tissue: Injury. Aldolase is a non-specific marker of tissue injury. Why did you have the test done? What were other lab tests and what were the results. If a mild elevation in aldolase is the only finding, it may not be worth pursuing. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have blood in your uterus ?

About to have period: You may be about to start your period. Before menopause, blood in the uterus is often normal. If you are in menopause, you need to be further evaluated by the gyn, probably an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your oxygen in your blood is low?

What does it mean if your oxygen in your blood is low?

Low blood oxygen: The normal blood oxygen saturation level is 92% to 100%. Below 92% it is low saturation. The more it goes below 90% and 80% the problems with kidney, heart and brain start ending into cardiopulmonary failure. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have red blood cells in your semen?

What does it mean if you have red blood cells in your semen?

Not significant: Hematospermia, ; microscopic if semen isn't red. Virtually always benign. Almost never associated with infection, in which case subject would be symtomatic with pelvic pain or have urinary symtoms. Also virtually no chance of malignancy, or little chance of prosatic enlargement or urethral stricture in which case urinary stream would be slow ; thin. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have blood in your semen ?

What does it mean when you have blood in your semen

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Usually not serious: Blood in the semen by itself without any other symptoms is not usually a harbinger of bad things. Of course all men are afraid of prostate cancer, std's or infection. Many urologists will place patients emprically on antbiotics but usually th blood disappears with time. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have high calcium in ur blood?

What exactly does it mean if you have high calcium in ur blood?

Parathyroid problem: Hypercalcemia is too much calcium in the blood.The main cause of hypercalcemia is overactivity in one or more of parathyroid glands in the neck near the thyroid gland. Excdssive intake of calcium and vitamin d supplements as well as rarely some types of cancer.Signs/symptoms include renal stones, bone pain, abdominal pain, fatigue, renal failure, cardiac arrhythmia, hyperthyroidism, idiopathic , etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you find blood in your semen?

What does it mean if you find blood in your semen?

See a urologist. : The appearance of blood in the ejaculate is called hematospermia. While usually alarming to patients, the cause is almost always benign. The initial evaluation consists of a history, physical examination, and urinalysis. Semen can be examined under microscopy. Infection & recent biopsy are common causes, but often the cause never found. Fortunately, the condition usually resolves spontaneously. ...Read more