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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 are reasons why would I have protein in my urine?

What are reasons why would I have protein in my urine?

Underlying kidney dz: 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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Why could there be protein in my urine ? Been having kidney pain and I do have stones.Frequent going to pee.

Why could there be protein in my urine ? Been having kidney pain and I do have stones.Frequent going to pee.

Common finding: The stones you have can rough up your urinary tract and result in some minor protein loss in the urine.Some folks shed a little protein while they are upright but not if they are asleep, a benign positional loss. Your doc can decide if the amount you are losing should be assessed further with more extensive kidney studies. ...Read more

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I'm a SLE patient just want to ask reason why I had a protein in my urine test.I am taking prednisone 5mg/day last month I'm taking 10mg/day.

I'm a SLE patient  just want to ask reason why I had a protein in my urine test.I am taking prednisone 5mg/day last month I'm taking 10mg/day.

Need to check: SLE can affect the kidneys. You don't say how much protein, but ask your Rheumatologist if important because Lupus Nephritis usually needs more treatment than prednisone alone. You don't mention cells or casts but there may not be much in early nephrotic syndrome. If it's being followed by a Rheumatologist,there may not be concern, so check. ...Read more

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Why do I have protein in my urine while pregnant?

Why do I have protein in my urine while pregnant?

Several reasons: Protein in the urine during pregnancy can both be normal; due to increases in blood flow to the kidneys or due to dehydration, or abnormal; as in the woman developing preeclampsia or other renal diseases. Usually, normal proteinuria is either trace or 1+ on a urine dipstick and is not associated with high blood pressure or swelling in the hands and face. ...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 does protein in urine look like?

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

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