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What might increased protein in the urine be caused by?

What might increased protein in the urine be caused by?

Many things: Part of this depends on how much protein, and what type....Urine protein might be positive if the urine was not a full "clean catch" urine (meaning it is not sterile and may have some external skin cells, or for women some 'vaginal washout). Small amounts of protein can be found after exercise and not be a concern. Larger amounts of protein usually means the kidney is a little "leaky", which. ...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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Could frequent urination with having to strain be caused by a lack of water in the diet?

Could frequent urination with having to strain be caused by a lack of water in the diet?

Frequent urination: If you have frequent urination (F), get a urine culture and urine analysis. Urinary tract infections can give your F. If you have one, get antibiotics to treat it. F can be seen in diabetes insipidus (DI) or diabetes mellitus (DM). Your urine analysis will show a dilute urine in DI and a urine with glucose in it in DM. Lack of water does not cause F. See a physician for a answer to your question ...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 could be the cause of Ammonium smelling urine? And mucus in bowel movements? Could the two symptoms be connected to the same cause?

What could be the cause of Ammonium smelling urine? And mucus in bowel movements? Could the two symptoms be connected to the same cause?

Bacteria: not lkely connected, the ammonia smell is from bacteria in the urine, This is abnormal and should be treated, the stool problem is not likely related unless there is a connection between the bladder and bowel ...Read more

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Can hormone imbalance cause blood in urine to occur? Is there possibility that any form of food eaten cause blood in the urine?

Can hormone imbalance cause blood in urine to occur? Is there possibility that any form of food eaten cause blood in the urine?

See a doctor: Blood in urine is abnormal and needs evaluation. Possible causes include stones, infection, blood disorders, and cancer. Foods do not cause blood in the urine. Hormone imbalance should not cause blood in the urine unless the urine contains menstrual blood. Please see a doctor right away. ...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 would cause the protein to be a little high in spinal fluid?

What would cause the protein to be a little high in spinal fluid?

CSF protein : The adult range of cerebrospinal (CSF) protein is 18 to 58 mg per dl (0.18 to 0.58 g per l). Elevated levels can indicate multiple possibilities: infections, intracranial hemorrhages, multiple sclerosis, guillain barré syndrome, malignancies, some endocrine abnormalities, certain medication use, and a variety of inflammatory conditions. Please ask your doctor about results in your own case. ...Read more

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Can protein and leucocytes in urine be sing of leukopenia?Sometimes I have blood in urine to. After antibiotics is the same result. Nothing change.St

Can protein and leucocytes in urine be sing of leukopenia?Sometimes I have blood in urine to. After antibiotics is the same result. Nothing change.St

No.: Leukopenia is a low white blood cell count in blood. It has nothing to do with changes in the urine. Leukocytes and protein in the urine can have many causes. Some are simple like infection or kidney stones, but there are many other causes. This should be evaluated by a kidney specialist if it persists. ...Read more

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If the male does not have Schistosomiasis, what may cause blood and crystals to be present in urine ?

Hematuria: several things can cause blood and crystals, schistosomiasis would be probably the last thing I would think of. Dehydration, over exercise, kidney stones are just a few more common things. An evaluation by a urologist may be helpful for you. ...Read more

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High in urine rbc, what could be a cause?

High in urine rbc, what could be a cause?

RBCs: This means there is a source of blood entering the urinary tract. This must be taken into account with other information, to include other abnormal findings on the urine, other labs, and clinical context (symptoms, situation, etc.). ...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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Sweet smelling breath may be the result of elevated what in the blood?

Sweet smelling breath may be the result of elevated what in the blood?

Blood sugar: if a diabetic is going into ketoacidosis. The person should go to ER. ...Read more

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Can an increase in IgG + IgA proteins in the blood (serum) cause an overflow and therefore protein in the urine?

Can an increase in IgG + IgA proteins in the blood (serum) cause an overflow and therefore protein in the urine?

If kidney diseased..: Kidneys can leak protein if the kidneys are diseased. Proteinuria is a very sensitive predictor of development of progressive renal insufficiency, particularly when looking at high molecular weight proteins such as immunoglobulin g (igg), as predictors of chronic kidney disease progression. In some cases, mild proteinuria can occur without kidney disease. ...Read more

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What would cause my urine and stool to have excess protein in it shown by bubbling?

What would cause my urine and stool to have excess protein in it shown by bubbling?

Bubbling not precise: If you suspect protein in your urine, a urinalysis is the simplest & best way to see if you're correct. Then, if that shows protein, you need to have the proteinuria evaluated. ...Read more

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Could foot swelling be caused by uric acid sintered in the tissues but can't be shown in examination? What would you recommend to do or take?

Could foot swelling be caused by uric acid sintered in the tissues but can't be shown in examination? What would you recommend to do or take?

Difficult to say: Buildup of monosodium urate crystals (aka uric acid) in tissues of the foot is frequently difficult to diagnose on x-ray and clinical exam alone. Often a blood test +/- joint aspirate (if symptoms centered around a joint) is required for diagnosis. ...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