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What Does Protein In Your Urine Mean
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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