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Protein In Urine

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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I have proteins, WBCs, and epithelial cells in my urine. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner is 48 years old, and her weight is 65 kilograms. She has RBC of 5.6 mcL, Hb of 15.3 g/dL, and creatinine of 0.9 mg/dL. The urine report shows white cells of 60 to 80 WBCs per high power field. There are traces of proteins, leucocytes, and epithelial cells also.  Read Full »

Dr. Girish Chandrakant Kamat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your partner has urinary tract infection. She needs to do a urine culture and sensitivity. Meanwhile, get examined by a gynecologist to know the local source of infection. If she is symptomatic, with fever or burning micturition, then she needs to take a course of antib...  Read Full »

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, and urine culture: no bacterial growth after 48hrs at 37c. Please give suggestions.  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello,Welcome to 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 tomogra...  Read Full »

My urine dipstick test showed the presence of trace proteins. What does that indicate?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35-year-old male and my vitals as of this morning are as follows-BP- 103/76 mmHg.Pulse: 64 bpm.Blood glucose: 91 mg/dl.Weight: 220 pounds.Height: 5 feet and 11 inches. I have a history of health anxiety, which sometimes leads me to spiral about health concerns. I was hoping mayb...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding your family history and the trace protein in the urine. Trace amounts of protein may occur due to urinary tract infection, exercise, dehydration, kidney disease, etc. In your case, it is nothing but due to dehydration, because ...  Read Full »

I saw traces of proteins and ketones in my urine. I am worried and stressed. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I saw traces of proteins and ketones in my urine. I am worried and stressed. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.Protein in urine may occur due to various causes like exercise, urine infections, diabetes, or particularly disease related to kidney disease like glomerulonephritis. In your case, to evaluate for any risky situation, kindly tell me if you have ...  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 »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 of ...  Read Full »

My husband's urine test report says presence of protein traces and slightly turbid appearance. What does that mean?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has leaking protein in his urine. We have conducted a urine test and the report says protein traces and appearance is slightly turbid. What does that mean? Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. Actually, if there is protein in urine it is called proteinuria. It indicates kidney health, so your kidneys are not functioning properly, so protein is coming into the urine. There can be various reasons, such as no...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of pain in pubic area with protein in urine?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the pubic area. Urine test revealed protein in the urine. But there is no pain while urinating but I get pain only when I touch the area. I am just getting sick and wondering what it might be?  Read Full »

Dr. Rathee Rahul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the presence of proteins in urine is not a good sign. Let me explain to you in simple words that why it is not a good sign. The whole of the blood in our body flows through both the kidneys in our body and kidney functions as a filter, the harmful substances, and...  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 »

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 dr...  Read Full »

Is it mandatory to get kidney biopsy in case of protein leakage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. When I was 18 I went to the doctor and they said I was leaking high amounts of protein. Also, I had some bacteria showing up in my urine so she gave me medicine for that which I had to stop taking before the dosage was out because I reacted badly to it. Then s...  Read Full »

Dr. Pranaw Kumar Jha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Going by the history given by you, it seems that you had proteinuria (that is protein leaking in the urine due to some defect in kidneys). There are multiple conditions which can lead to proteinuria. The treatment varies depending upon the cause which can be establis...  Read Full »

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