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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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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 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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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 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?

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 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 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 when they find high protein in you're urine ? Is it serious?

What does it mean when they find high protein in you're urine ? Is it serious?

Could be but...: Needs more studies whether excessive protein excretion in urine is to be concerned. Underlying conditions such as diabetes mellitus or systemic lupus certainly raise concern. There is also a benign condition known as orthostatic proteinuria. ...Read more

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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 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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What does protein in a child's urine test mean?

What does protein in a child's urine test mean?

Varies: Protein makes its way into pee thru several sources. If it spills from the kidneys it can be a kidney defect or infection if the sample is obtained after the kid has been standing for a while, small amounts can occur. If squirted out by a little girl in a cup, it likely contains some skin & vaginal wash.Interpretation depends on multiple factors you can discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my urine test shows +1 protein?

What does it mean when my urine test shows +1 protein?

Proteinuria: Have a 24 hour urine collection to see the amount of protein in the urine and to assess your kidney function. I would also do a renal ultrasound to assess the size of the kidneys. Depending on the amount of proteinuria, i would send off blood for aso, anca 2, complement c3 and c4, hiv, hepatitis b antibodies, hb a1c and ana. A renal biopsy may also be needed for a diagnosis and a prognosis. ...Read more

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What does a reading 30+ for protein on a urine test mean?

You have nephropathy: Your kidney spilling protein most common diabetes could be other conditions too Talk to your doctor U need to started on medications to prevent worsening protenuria ...Read more

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Please explain what it means when protein is present in urine?

Please explain what it means when protein is present in urine?

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

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