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Doctor insights on: Why Would You Have Protein In Your Urine

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Why would you have bacteria and protein in your urine?

Why would you have bacteria and protein in your urine?

UTI: Bacteria will not survive in any appreciable number in urine in the absence of overt infection, and the protein is either the result of the infection damaging tissues with protein release, or the kidney's filtering mechanism is defective and leaking protein through the glomerulus. ...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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Slight foamy urine.spot urine test-protein 5mg/dl,creatinine 37mg/dl,albumin 2 mg/litre.Is it normal or proteinuria ?

Slight foamy urine.spot urine test-protein 5mg/dl,creatinine 37mg/dl,albumin 2 mg/litre.Is it normal or proteinuria ?

Proteinuria: We generally calculate the urine protein to creatinine ratio and as long as the ratio is below 300 mg/g it is considered not significant (yours is only 135mg/g) so your proteinuria is not significant. But the Albumin level you mentioned, is it serum (blood) Albumin level? If yes, it is very low and unlikely! Please verify your Albumin level and it's source (blood or urine) . ...Read more

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I've had an electrophoresis test done, serum & urine. Results show a spike in the beta and gamma regions. No monoclonal protein. What does this mean? I have proteinuria and fsgs stage 3. I am 50

I've had an electrophoresis test done, serum & urine. Results show a spike in the beta and gamma regions. No monoclonal protein. What does this mean? I have proteinuria and fsgs stage 3. I am 50

What is FSGS?: Please do not use abbreviations....They mean different things to different people. Ask your doctor to advise you about any relationship of your electrophoresis report to your underlying problem. I do not think this report is of any consequence or concern. ...Read more

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Will dilute urine hold positive proteinuria results?

Will dilute urine hold positive proteinuria results?

Not really: The protein is an absolute number.>3 grams is bad.The volume of urine is not as critical at this early stage. ...Read more

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What can cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

What can cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

Normal urine: Normal urine will produce foam depending on how the stream hits the already voided urine. ...Read more

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What could cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

What could cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

Bile, air,medication: Bilirubin causing bilirubinuria can cause foamy urine, also fistula (abnormal connection) between bowel and urinary tract can cause pneumaturia, occasionally a medication like pyridium (phenazopyridine). Most common cause is proteinuria, which if present, should be worked up and treated. ...Read more

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My urine has recently started to have bunches of bubbles (foamy like) in it when hits water. Is it proteinuria if so what I do about it. ?

My urine has recently started to have bunches of bubbles (foamy like) in it when hits water. Is it proteinuria if so what I do about it. ?

Mucus: Proteinuria is a fine foam.. Bigger bubbles are extra mucus. Nobody knows why the latter becomes more or less abundant. Hopefully you get a yearly urinalysis at your physician's. Further, most proteinuria is orthostatic and harmless. I'm glad you're health-conscious and hope you'll get reassurance on your next annual physical. ...Read more

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I am concerned my 13yrdaughter has t1dm and recently diagnosis w proteinuria dr.Ordered 24hru and results for protein and creatinine ratio>300 will she be ok?

I am concerned my 13yrdaughter has t1dm and recently diagnosis w proteinuria dr.Ordered 24hru and results for protein and creatinine ratio>300 will she be ok?

Health Tap and You: I appreciate you are concerned, but these daily repetitive questions to ask if your daughter will be okay are exactly what you should be communicating to the physician taking care of her. This physician can communicate their plan, their competence, and reassure you. I believe the doctors here have repeatedly reassured you. Perhaps you have other concerns to express here, but this has been asked. ...Read more

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Dipstick protein was high today. Can anyone offer ideas for the proteinuria?

Dipstick protein was high today. Can anyone offer ideas for the proteinuria?

See below: Get urine protein to creatinine ratio on random sample- otherwise get 24 hour collection for protein and creatinine which is more cumbersome. These two tests will quantify the amount of protein. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of a 13yr old female living w proteinuria?Results of 24hru creatinine ratio 329 and protein total 384.So worried for my daughte

What is the prognosis of a 13yr old female living w proteinuria?Results of  24hru creatinine ratio 329 and protein total 384.So worried for my daughte

See below: If you are saying total protein excreted is 384 mg, this is not very high, but abnormal and needs to be repeated. She is not loosing protein as to get get depleted, however if it is high, a nephrologist will be able to help determine if there is a underlying kidney disorder. ...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