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What does it mean if I have protein in my urine, is it a serious health issue?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Possibly

Protein in the urine (called proteinuria) can come from many sources.
Some sources are considered safe, while others need more medical work up. Safe sources of proteinuria can derive from a fever, exercise, stress and dehydration. More dangerous sources of proteinuria can derive from uncontrolled diabetes, lupus and certain kidney disorders. Suggest seeing your doctor so they can investigate further.

In brief: Possibly

Protein in the urine (called proteinuria) can come from many sources.
Some sources are considered safe, while others need more medical work up. Safe sources of proteinuria can derive from a fever, exercise, stress and dehydration. More dangerous sources of proteinuria can derive from uncontrolled diabetes, lupus and certain kidney disorders. Suggest seeing your doctor so they can investigate further.
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