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How many miligrams is equivalent to 2+ range of protein in urine and what is this a sign of?

How many miligrams is equivalent to 2+ range of protein in urine and what is this a sign of?

100mg/dL: 2+ proteinuria is equal to 0.5-1.0 gm protein loss in 24 hours. It is generally as sign of renal glomerular damage. This degree of proteinuria ought to be addressed with your doctor to start intervention to prevent further kidney damage. ...Read more

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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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Why could protein in urine be a sign of kidney damage?

Why could protein in urine be a sign of kidney damage?

It can be a sign: Proteins are normally filtered through the kidney and sent back into the blood. If there is protein in the urine it means there are holes in the system that are allowing the protein to leak out. This leak can be caused by damage to the kidney. That is why physicians will check patient's urine for proteins as it is a sign of kidney damage. ...Read more

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How is it that protein in urine may be a sign of kidney damage?

How is it that protein in urine may be a sign of kidney damage?

Nephron damage: Think of the kidney as a filter. This filter is intended to wash out the impurities in your blood, but designed to retain the proper nutrients, blood cells, proteins, etc your body requires. When there is damage to these filtration units (nephrons) in the kidneys, the filtration becomes less efficient and proteins are commonly lost into the urine. ...Read more

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What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine ? Which one usually happens first ?

What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine ? Which one usually happens first ?

Either: Both urine protein and serum creatinine are important. More important are the common causes of kidney disease, e.e., high blood pressure, and diabetes. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/winter08/articles/winter08pg9-10.html ...Read more

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What is protein in urine mean if kidney disease?

What is protein in urine mean if kidney disease?

Recheck urine: I agree. You can see protein in urine after exercise in some individuals and teenage can have orthostatic proteinuria. Where protein will appear in the urine on ambulation and it disappears when lying down. I think the next step would be to have. A repeat urine first urine in the morning and no exercise for 24 hours before the sample. I would have the doctor measure the protein creatinine rat. ...Read more

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How serious is protein in urine? I know years ago they found some during urinalysis. I frequently pee and itch often. Pcp ordered 24 hr urine collect

How serious is protein in urine? I know years ago they found some during urinalysis. I frequently pee and itch often. Pcp ordered 24 hr urine collect

Usually nothing: Most people will occasionally have small amounts of protein in a routine urinalysis. A long as the amount is small (1+ or trace) and not persistent, it's probably nothing. If there is a large amount, may indicate something more serious. 24 hour urine will more accurately quantify the amount of protein. ...Read more

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What causes protein in urine?

What causes protein in urine?

Protein in urine: A small amount of protein in the urine is not unusual but it is not detected by a urinalysis. The number one concern for the finding of urine is kidney disease. Other causes include urinary tract infection and inflammation of the urinary lining like a kidney stone. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What causes of protein in urine?

What causes of protein in urine?

Cause protein/urine: There are three ways protein enters the urine.1due to overload of protein in the serum called overflow protenuria 2due to decrese in absorption in proximal tubule of kidneys 3due to disease in the glomerulus.It can be caused by biological like Avastin (bevacizumab) used in cancer, and some drugs like nonsteroidal analgesics or drinking more than 4 liters of liquids in a day.High fever, chf, sle, diabetes&hypertensi. ...Read more

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What are considered high levels of protein in urine?

What are considered high levels of protein 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

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What would cause protein in urine?

Proteinuria: A small amount of proteinuria (protein in urine) from time to time usually doesn't mean anything important. There are many kinds of infections and kidney diseases that can cause larger amounts or continued presence of protein, some of them quite serious. Without more information, there's no way to even guess the cause in any one person. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does protein in urine look like?

Protein : Often you will not able to determine that on a naked eye exam. Proteinuria can detected by urine dipstick, lab test for ratio and a wet mount spin urine which may show oval fat bodies. ...Read more

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Is a 10 mg of protein in urine normal?

Is a 10 mg of protein in urine normal?

Depends: Was it a random urine or 24 hour urine? Is the the amount of protein in 24 hour urine of 10 mg/dL? Were you dehydrated when urine was collected? See this site for information on this topic. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003580.htm ...Read more

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What is high protein in urine caused by?

What is high protein in urine caused by?

Causes:: 1. Temporary rise in the levels of protein in urine include: cold exposure, fever, heat exposure, strenuous exercise 2. Persistently elevated levels of protein in urine include: amyloidosis, certain drugs chronic kidney failure, diabetes, glomerulonephritis, heart failure, hypertension, kidney infection leukemia, lupus, malaria...... ...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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What causes the presence of protein in urine?

What causes the presence of protein in urine?

Kidney disease: presence of protein in the urine is usually suggestive of underlying kidney disease. When the kidney filters get damaged the protein from blood tends to leak into the urine and causes further damage. most common causes are diabetes and high blood pressure. Please make appointment to see a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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Trace of protein in urine. What does it mean?

See below: You are leaking a little protein in the urine- could be from several reasons. Get a urine protein to creatinine test done which will quantify the protein leak. ...Read more

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What does trace of protein in urine represent?

Kidney defect: Normal kidneys usually retain all protein so no protein ends up in the urine. If the membranes in the kidney go through damage or inflammation, it may become leaky and protein will show up in the urine. Infection and inflammation can disrupt the membrane. This can be reversible or irreversible. See your doctor for further work-up. ...Read more

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What is the cause of protein in urine usually?

Many causes.: Renal disease from causes like diabetes, sle, and others accounts for the major reasons for protein in the urine. Protein should not be in the urine. The kidney basement membrane is supposed to keep it out. If it isn't intact, protein leaks out. In burns, accidents, etc., things like myoglobin leak out, and in poststrep. Glomerulonephritis, anythhing can leak out, but these resolve with rx.. ...Read more

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Please explain what does protein in urine mean?

Please explain what does protein in urine mean?

Proteinuria: presence of protein in the urine is usually suggestive of underlying kidney disease. When the kidney filters get damaged the protein from blood tends to leak into the urine and causes further damage. most common causes are diabetes and high blood pressure. Please make appointment to see a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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Protein In Urine (Definition)

Protein is an expensive commodity for the body. The kidneys are entrusted to return protein back to the body during filtering, and not lose it to the urine. Losses > 150mg/day are indicative of a problem with the filtration mechanism of the kidney. A nephrologist should be consulted ...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