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What might increased protein in the urine be caused by?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Dr. Katharine Garnier
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Dr. Katharine Garnier
can be from blood pressure, medications,lupus,diabetes or many other diseases that can affect the kidney. It is important to fully evaluate you kidneys, and that might include an ultrasound, and a 24 hour urine collection to quantitate the total amount of urine. Please discuss with your doctor, as your age and other medical conditons/risks can help sort out why you have protein in the urine.
Dr. Kenneth Weston
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Need further workup
The causes of protein in the urine are many that can range from fever, heavy exercise, other self limiting disorders to serious kidney disease.
Much more information is necessary and i would have to recommend further evaluation by a physician.

In brief: Need further workup
The causes of protein in the urine are many that can range from fever, heavy exercise, other self limiting disorders to serious kidney disease.
Much more information is necessary and i would have to recommend further evaluation by a physician.
Dr. Kenneth Weston
Dr. Kenneth Weston
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