Protein in urine is a condition in which there is an excess amount of protein bodies in the urine from the normal. It is commonly called proteinuria and is an indicator of declining kidney function.
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What is your opinion on the presence of albumin and RBCs in urine test?
Query: Hello doctor, I have problem in my urine reports. The report shows: Albumin: +++. Sugar: nill. Pus cells: plenty. Epithelial cells: plenty. RBC's: 4-6. Urine culture: No bacterial growth after 48hrs at 37c. Please give suggestions. Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern. You have proteinuria and hematuria. It can be due to urinary tract infection, but that can be ruled out here since you have not passed any pus cells or epithelial cells.I will recommend you to immediately get a CT KUB (computerized tomograp... Read Full »
Could the protein go undetected in a urine test of an individual with kidney disease?
Query: Hello doctor, Is protein always present in the urine if someone has a kidney problem? Or is it only present sometimes? Could it go undetected in the urine test? Thank you. Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Protein is always found in urine if you have a renal problem, but the amount varies a lot from time to time, which explains why we as physicians sometimes ask for 24 hrs protein. Protein in urine means that the kidneys are not filtering the blood properly. Please do no... Read Full »
Treatment for losing protein in the urine
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is losing protein in the urine. The result is ++. She usually remains tired and also has pain in some part of the body like back pain or head pain. She also has a lot of black pigmentation marks on her body. Is pigmentation marks cause any serious problem? Can you please tell me ... Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Protein in urine can be due to a nephrotic syndrome which could be due to many causes. Blood pressure, blood albumin level, and random blood sugar should be measured. Her urine test shows some pus cells (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I suggest using ... Read Full »
I have foamy urine and the presence of protein in my urine. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I have an issue with protein in the urine. I always remember having foamy urine from a young age, and I was told last year to see a nephrologist. I did some tests, and the doctor said there was a small amount of protein present in the urine and to come back to repeat the test. I came b... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your history and tests. First thing I need to know about your medical history. Are you hypertensive or diabetic? Are you taking any medicines? Regarding your question: 1. No, urine albumin creatinine ratio takes care of dilute or concentrated urine. So drinki... Read Full »
Can antibiotics be started for a patient with fever, cold, cough, and excess protein in urine?
Query: Hello doctor,The patient has been suffering from intermittent fevers, colds, and coughs for the last two days.He has a history of excess protein discharge in urine (value: 800 mg/L). Currently, he is taking blood-thinning medicine for a heart condition and medication for diabetes and blood pressure.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since protein urea is present, urinary tract infection must be ruled out. I suggest urine culture and sensitivity. Also, I suggest the following medications: 1. Tablet Augmentin 625 (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 1-0-1. 2. Tablet Cetirizine 5 mg 0-0-1. 3. Tab... Read Full »
Kindly review my laboratory report and give your opinion on my kidney function.
Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with kidney failure, and I have attached my laboratory reports. Kindly give your opinion on my kidney function. Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have studied your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). You have mild proteinuria. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) You have not mentioned for what purpose you have got these tests done? 2) What probl... Read Full »
If GFR is 89 and the dipstick test shows protein in the urine, is there a kidney problem?
Query: Hi doctor, Last week's blood test showed a GFR of 89 and one that was taken two years ago showed 90. Dipstick showed protein in the urine, lastweek. Does this mean my kidneys are not working as well as they should? If so, is there anything I should or should not do? Kindly give your opinion. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Normal range of GFR (Glomerular filtration rate) is 90-120 mL/min/1.73 m2. Your value is 89, which is just below the lower limit, and it has to be rechecked in few weeks. Also, there is normal excretion of less than 150 mg/d of total protein and less than 30 mg/d o... Read Full »
What can cause weakness and high protein content in urine in a diabetic patient?
Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I took my blood test. I took a 24-hour urine test. I had a protein of 486 mg/g in my urine. I am diabetic and it is under control. I have a fasting blood sugar of 106 mg/dL and post-prandial blood sugar of 120 mg/dL. I am taking Diapride M 0.5 mg for diabetes and Cetanil T 40 f... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, you have diabetes, hypertension, and other complications such as retinopathy and nephropathy. Your blood sugar level is good and other investigations look fair. Your doctor has prescribed you the right medicine. Cetanil-T (Cilnidipine with Telmi... Read Full »
Should an FSGS patient consume more protein to increase blood albumin levels?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a male with a weight of 90 kilograms. I am diagnosed with FSGS. Currently, I am taking Prednisolone 40 mg daily. Still, I have proteinuria. As I am losing more protein in my urine, do I need to eat more protein to increase my blood albumin levels? I can understand that edema occur... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Taking increased protein increases the risk of developing edema. Your kidney is unable to take more protein and if you add more of it, it will end up losing more proteins. So it is better to take a moderate type of diet. You should take a balanced diet. You should n... Read Full »
Could UTI cause cloudy urine and irritation during urination?
Query: Hello. I thought I had a UTI. I have a little bit of irritation when I use the bathroom and my pee tends to be really cloudy. Sometimes I itch but that’s rarely. I also seem to have the urge to keep peeing but I can’t. This has gone on for about 1 week and a half. I’m 15 and my mom... Read Full »
Answer: Good day to you Ma'am what you are describing seems likely to be a Urinary tract infection. It's fairly common among women and nothing to be worried about. Have you have fever in the past few days? Urine getting cloudy suggests proteins being present in the urine. Have you noticed any swelling aroun... Read Full »