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Dr. Dan Fisher
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What does it mean to a person if they have too much protein in the blood system is it life threatening ? Regards

What does it mean to a person if they have too much protein in the blood system is it life threatening ?
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How much?: Low abnormal levels are often nothing. Higher relative elevated levels need investigation. They may be related to a variety of causes. Some of these condtions may require monitoring. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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What does low protein in your blood mean?

What does low protein in your blood mean?

Find cause: This may be as simple as a protein-poor diet (some of the fad / "green" diets can do this), or reflect low Albumin from liver disease, kidney protein wasting (nephrotic syndrome), myeloma, inflammatory bowel syndrome, or any of a host of illnesses. And some folks just genetically make little albumin. Good luck; a lab value means nothing out of context. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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What happen when there's too much protein in your blood....?

What happen when there's too much protein in your blood....?

The disease: Process associated with too much protein in the blood is multiple myeloma. Are you referring to this or to the risks of using excess protein supplements? ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What does a high protein count mean in my blood work?

What does a high protein count mean in my blood work?

Depends: If all the proteins were elevated, you were probably dehydrated. If a specific protein is elevated then it needs to be determined which protein. Some causes of elevated proteins are chronic infections, liver disease and multiple myeloma. ...Read more

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Dr. Evan Altman
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What do protein and blood in my urine mean?

What do protein and blood in my urine mean?

Blood ; protein: This means there is a small amount of some source of blood ; protein 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 blood 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 assistance. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What does a high protein level in my blood count mean?

What does a high protein level in my blood count mean?

Unclear question: 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, Blood count and protein are different tests. It would have been helpful to have the actual values of the test results. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Im an athlete. Sp.Gr.1.040, blood is trace, pH is 6.0, urobilinogen is 2.0eu, protein is 2+. What does it mean?

Im an athlete. Sp.Gr.1.040, blood is trace, pH is 6.0, urobilinogen is 2.0eu, protein is 2+. What does it mean?

Urine findings: You have two major problems with your urine analysis. One is trace blood and the other is your protein in your urine. See a nephrologist to quantify the amount of protein (p) in your urine/day. With your trace of blood and proteinuria, you may have a glomerulonephritis, which is a disease of the kidney. Once you find out how much p you have, blood work will needed and a treatment plan can be made. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Raff
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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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Dr. Abdus Khan
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Hi, I had blood work done at our local health fair, and my results came today. They indicate that I have an 8.5 total protein. What does that mean?

Hi, I had blood work done at our local health fair, and my results came today.  They indicate that I have an 8.5 total protein.  What does that mean?

No worries.: Blood contains proteins in it and they serve very important purpose. There is an upper limit for the proteins to be in the blood and it is usually from 6 o 8.3. Your result is a tad bit higher than upper limit and does not warrant any specific worry. If you are concerned then get it checked again through your Physician and not to worry. Good luck. ...Read more

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