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Why does my 9year old dauggter have trace amounts of blood and protein in urine?

Why does my 9year old dauggter have trace amounts of blood and protein in urine?

Multiple sources: Trace blood/protein can be a random false positive on the test or represent contribution of these substances from anywhere in the urinary tract.(kidney to outlet) at trace levels, significant kidney problem is unlikely. If the sample was just squirted & not done with labia spread it can include vaginal debris.It is worth repeating at some point with the above in mind. ...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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What would cause small amount of blood and urobilinogen in urine? I don't have my period.

Dr. Ashu Syal Dr. Syal
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What would cause small amount of blood and urobilinogen in urine? I don't have my period.

Hematuria: Blood in urine----- trauma to urethra, infection of urine or bladder, bladder problems, ureter issues ( including stones). Urobilinogen--- normal, gives yellow color to urine. ...Read more

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Why do I have trace protein and RBC in my urine?

Why do I have trace protein and RBC in my urine?

Trace RBCs ; protein: This means there is a small amount of some source of rbcs ; protein in the urine and 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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I have lupus and concerned with my test results having high levels of protein and blood in my urine. Infection and blood clot in my kidney last year. ?

I have lupus and concerned with my test results having high levels of protein and blood in my urine. Infection and blood clot in my kidney last year. ?

I'm concerned too: Lupus produces problems with the kidney filters more often than not, and this usually announces itself as blood and protein in the urine. Your physician knows how to manage this with others labs. If you had a renal vein thrombosis, it's very serious and you need long-term management by a competent nephrologist. Read up on lupus nephritis and on urinalysis and how to understand the big picture. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old has slightly elevated leukocytes in urine and blood, with small micro blood in urine also. various symptoms for years, should I worry?

My 9 yr old has slightly elevated leukocytes in urine and blood, with small micro blood in urine also.  various symptoms for years, should I worry?

Urinary findings: A few red and white blood cells in a prepubertal girl's urine usually is indicative of poor hygiene and poor wiping technique leading to peri-urethral irritation and thus the findings in the urine. So no, I wouldn't worry about those findings. However, you mention various symptoms for years - these may be worth worrying about if they are affecting her lifestyle and thus would need investigation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high protein levels in urine in a 13 yr old girl?

What to do if I have high protein levels in urine in a 13 yr old girl?

Teens w/ proteinuria: First make sure it's real. Get a first morning urine sample or a 24 hour total protein by collecting all urine over 24 hours. If indeed elevated, then needs a full kidney work-up - there are many causes from nephrotic syndrome to damaged kidneys.Athletic kids often spill increased levels of protein because of increased muscle use, so some labs and good history/physical with blood pressures needed! ...Read more

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My doctor found a farely large amount of protein and blood in my urine. Is this bad?

My doctor found a farely large amount of protein and blood in my urine. Is this bad?

Confirmation: Large amt of protein and blood indicates significant kidney disease. Protein in the urine should be quantified and urine blood by urine microscopy.If both are positive, please see nephrologist. ...Read more

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I have a history of protein in my urine. Does eating protein increase protein in urine?

I have a history of protein in my urine. Does eating protein increase protein in urine?

Proteinuria: Proteinuria is a sign of chronic kidney disease which can result from diabetes, high blood pressure, and diseases that cause inflammation in the kidneys.(Myeloma can also cause proteinuria) Eating protein does not cause protein to leak into urine unless you have the above diseases. If you do then make sure your daily protein intake is as recommended for healthy Americans (0.8 grams/kg body weight) ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter had a ketone level of 100+ in her urine and also showed signs of protein what could this mean she drinks a lot so i doubt it is?

My 5 year old daughter had a ketone level of 100+ in her urine and also showed signs of protein what could this mean she drinks a lot so i doubt it is?

Could be....: Could be dehydration.Could be a sign of dibetes.Could be a sign a metabolic dysfunction with the build up of acidity.You need to call the pediatrician soonest! ...Read more

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My urine has been dark and/or cloudy for around 8 weeks. My urine sample showed traces of blood and protein. Should I worry?

Get checked out: It would be wise to have a formal evaluation given the above description to identify any possible injury to the kidney. A nephrologist is a type of doctor who deals with medical diseases of the kidney and can initiate a workup and refer you to other specialists as needed. Alternatively speak to your primary doctor for advice and/or referral. ...Read more

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What can be the cause for too many white blood cells in urine of my 8 year old son. Urine blood and stool check showed no infections nor bacteria?

What can be the cause for too many white blood cells in urine of my 8 year old son. Urine blood and stool check showed no infections nor bacteria?

White Cells in Urine: WBC's in urine mean inflammation anywhere in the urine collecting system, starting from the outer part of genitals all the way up to the kidneys. While infection may be a frequest cause, other causes of inflammation like stones, dehydration, allergy or constipation may cause white cells to show in urine. I have found constipation toGet your urine retested after hydration fo further treatment. ...Read more

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I have foamy urine but my recent urinalysis test says there is no protein in my urine although i had traces of protein in my urine some time ago. i repeated the urine test a week later and there was no more protein in my urine but urine still foamy?

I have  foamy urine but my recent urinalysis test says there is no protein in my urine although i had traces of protein in my urine some time ago. i repeated the urine test a week later and there was no more protein in my urine but urine  still foamy?

Foamy urine: Very rapid urination/strong force can cause foam/bubbles in the urine. If that is the case, it may persist as long as you pee hard and fast. The only other significant cause of foam is proteinuria. If the urine dipstick test remains negative for protein, you're in the clear, but with your history, periodic testing is advised. ...Read more

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I was told i had low vitamin d, blood trace in my urine and protein in my liver. What are the possibilities and what is most likely?

I was told i had low vitamin d, blood trace in my urine and protein in my liver. What are the possibilities and what is most likely?

Low vit D: Is now known to be responsible for a lot of serious disease. It is not just a "bone vitamin" and affects every cell in the body. You need heavy replacement and as soon as the sun is ready for sun bathing start slowly to get a tan. You make your own vit d from the action of sunlight on skin. ...Read more

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Does gatorade cause protein in urine? I took a urine sample today and my doctor told me to stop drinking it. What are other causes of high protein?

Does gatorade cause protein in urine? I took a urine sample today and my doctor told me to stop drinking it. What are other causes of high protein?

Confusing!: Gatorade isn't a protein drink. Protein drinks do not cause protein in the urine. I've not heard of gatorade, which is convenient electrolytes in water, causing proteinuria. Misunderstanding? The most common cause of protein in the urine is some people who get this from standing -- check the first-voided morning urine. If it's up, your physician will want to check further. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes and have prptien in my urine and have been put on a high blood pressure medication for this. What does protein in urine mean?

I have type 2 diabetes and have prptien in my urine and have been put on a high blood pressure medication for this.  What does protein in urine mean?

Kidney Damage: Presence of protein in urine is a sign of kidney damage caused by diabetes. It is called diabetic nephropathy. The higher the protein level in urine the worse the damage. Protein level less than 300 mg can be managed by your primary care physician. Higher levels usually require care of a nephrologist. ...Read more

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I am a 34 year old female with chronic kidney stones for years. I have high levels of protein in my urine and my egfr level was at 79 is that normal?

I am a 34 year old female with chronic kidney stones for years. I have high levels of protein in my urine and my egfr level was at 79 is that normal?

Proteinuria: Protein in the urine is not normal. Your EGFR is in the normal range. Stones may irritate and allow some protein to appear in the urine, but this requires additional evaluation. ...Read more

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Is bad to eat protien every day because i made a blood test lately and resulted ubnormal . I had high creatin and high acid in blood.

Can't avoid it: There is no way to totally avoid protein in your diet, and you wouldn't want to. If you have significant kidney disease your doctor may put limits on your total daily protein intake, but not stop it entirely. Check w/your doctor. ...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