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Is sodium in urine a sign of hellp?

Is sodium in urine a sign of hellp?

Yes it can be: Practically close to 100 %! of sodium that is filtered by our kidney in the part of your kidney called glomeruli is almost 100 % reabsorbed later by your kidney this is called fractional sodium reabsorption and abnormal fractional reabsorption is a sign od serious kidney insufficiency. ...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 is the cause of protein in urine usually?

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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Is the smell of urine a sign of diabetes?

Is the smell of urine a sign of diabetes?

It could: It could be a sing of diabetes, or medications, foods, and other things. See a doctor and tell them about it. ...Read more

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Is having wbcs in urine a sign of hiv?

Is having wbcs in urine a sign of hiv?

HIV: Wbcs can be present in the urine for many different reasons, most commonly simple utis. It is not a sign of hiv. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV please go and get tested asap, better safe than sorry. ...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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What would be common causes for a very high amount of protein in a urinalysis?

A long list: Protein in the urine is an abnormal finding and can be caused by a very long list of entities that can be divided into three main categories. Disease of the glomerulus (your kidney's filters), too much protein in your blood serum that overflows into your urine, and disorders of resorption of protein in the kidney. It can also be caused by certain drugs and by drinking too much water. ...Read more

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Is sugar in my urine be a sign of diabetes?

Is sugar in my urine be a sign of diabetes?

It is possible.: Normally your kidney who is urine producer, may function as a valve helping boby to eliminate excess of suger. To answer your question with sertainty your blood has tobe properly tested. Thus, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I know sugar in the urine is a symptom of diabetes, but can sugar in the urine be a symptom of kidney cancer?

I know sugar in the urine is a symptom of diabetes, but can sugar in the urine be a symptom of kidney cancer?

Not typically: The isolated finding of increased blood sugar in the urine would not typically be associated with kidney cancer. Blood in the urine is the most common finding for those patients although it is somewhat of a non specific finding. ...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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How is it that protein in the urine may be a sign of kidney damage?

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

Altered filtration.: The kidney normal has a complex filtering & absorption system that retains almost all of the protein in the blood to conserve it. When the cells that form the filter develop problems through inflammation or disease, they allow protein to the released in the urine detectable on urinalysis. An evaluation to assess the degree and to find the cause is important to limit any kidney damage. ...Read more

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What is a dangerous amouunt of blood in urine specimen?

What is a dangerous amouunt of blood in urine specimen?

RBC's in urine: Hematuria is not normal and is seen in bleeding in the urinary tract and could be due to a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. Have your urine cultured and if you have hematuria with no uti, see a urologist for evaluation . If you do have a uti, have your urine analyzed after the infection to make sure it resolves. If not, see a urologist. ...Read more

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Is white sediment in urine a sign of infection?

Is white sediment in urine a sign of infection?

Not necessarily: It could simply be salts precipitating out as the urine hits the toilet water. On the other hand if you are having white discharge from the urethra (tube running from bladder out), then this should be seen by a doctor pronto. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a urine test that is called uwbc is in the 6-10 range is that indicative of a urinary tract infection?

If a urine test that is called uwbc is in the 6-10 range is that indicative of a urinary tract infection?

Urinalysis: Generally, we accept no more than 2 white cells in the macroscopic exam. More cells than that are abnormal and often reflect a urinary tract infection. I would definitely repeat the test (it is inexpensive) to make sure it was a "clean" catch, but if it is still abnormal, your provider will want to send a sample for culture to determine the proper antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What is the color of urine in a healthy person?

What is the color of urine in a healthy person?

Amber: Varying shades of yellow. From pale yellow to dark yellow. You would like your urine to be on the lighter side. ...Read more

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What is the maximum percentage of albumin that can be in a urine test? What is the remedy?

What is the maximum percentage of albumin that can be in a urine test? What is the remedy?

Unclear question: If the amount of protein in urine exceeds 300mg in a day, that is abnormal. Treatment depends on the cause of the protein leak. Diabetes and high blood pressure are common causes and have different treatments. ...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