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What does too much protein in your urine mean?

What does too much protein in your 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

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 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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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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What does blood, billiruben, cast and protein in the urine mean?

What does blood, billiruben, cast and protein in the urine mean?

Huge question: Blood in urine can = kidney disease, tumor anywhere from kidney, down to urethra, urinary tract infection, blood vessel abnormality or benign. Bilirubin is urinary bile & can indicate liver disease (hepatitis) or blocked bile ducts from gallstone/s, tumor or stricture. Casts - hyaline normal, granular or cellular = kidney disease. Proteinuria - orthostatic is benign, otherwise ?Kidney disease. ...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

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Is having too much protein in your urine dangerous?

Is having too much protein in your urine dangerous?

It could be: It depends on the reason, for example if you are a diabetic and you are having too much protein in your urine you should see your doctor, it could be a marker of kidney damage. ...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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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

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