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Proteinuria results in foamy urine due to the presence of excess levels of protein in the urine. In severe cases, it results in nephrotic syndrome and indicates that the kidneys are damaged and not functioning properly. Diabetic patients are more prone to develop proteinuria.

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Is it normal if my reports show protein in the urine?

Query: Hello doctor, I just got my blood and urine tests done and it says I have protein (trace) in the urine. Is it normal? Secondly, I am attaching my reports. Please check and comment.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaik Jani Basha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Traces of protein in the urine might be normal. Kindly note: Uric acid is on the higher side, and lipid profile is deranged. Also, check your blood pressure and blood glucose level...  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 »

Do birth control pills cause nephrotic syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has been taking birth control pills for five months, since she gave birth. About two months ago, she started having some swelling in her feet and legs. She waited to see if it would go away, but it did not. Her doctor did some tests and found protein in the urine, so she sent ...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding the relationship between birth control pills and nephrotic syndrome. It is correct that birth control pills are not known to directly cause nephrotic syndrome or protein in urine. Nephrotic syndrome is characterized by the presence ...  Read Full »

Why did my premature nephew have sudden body swelling while he was a week old?

Query: Hi doctor, My nephew is a premature baby. On the third day, his blood glucose level was decreased to 34. Later, he was admitted and kept under surveillance. His blood test revealed elevated bilirubin level. Four days later, his blood values become normal. On the same day, suddenly there was swelling...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your baby probably has a problem with his kidneys. A urine spot protein to creatinine ratio of more than two usually suggests that your baby is losing a lot of protein through his kidneys called nephrotic range proteinuria. So, the swelling of the body might have appear...  Read Full »

What does high protein and blood in the urine indicate?

Query: Hello doctor,I have high protein and some microscopic blood in the urine. I have high blood pressure and major anxiety disorder. I have an appointment in three weeks, and I am really scared.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for consulting. High protein and red blood cells in urine indicate an abnormality in filtration membranes inside your kidneys. This membrane works to filter blood in the urine. There are many reasons for this membrane to be damaged. So if urine has high protein, th...  Read Full »

Why is there a trace amount of protein in the urine and frothing seen when I urinate?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 33-year-old male and have had frothy urine with a trace amount of protein occasionally during the day via dipstick test. Although blood work shows' normal function (eGFR 79 mg/mmol and creatinine 106 mcmol/l), ultrasound and MRI show normal kidneys in the past two months. This ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your blood and ultrasound scan reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Blood investigations are completely fine. However, the ultrasound scan shows some non-specific findings. Therefore, I would sugg...  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 »

Dr. Pranaw Kumar Jha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Proteins were detected in my urine. What can I do about that?

Query: Hi doctor, I took tablet Solifenacin 5 mg for increased frequency of urine along with tablet Cifran 500 mg. After 10 days, proteins were detected in my urine. Is it fatal? What should I do? Please suggest. I do not urinate frequently now, but I have right flank pain. What is happening to me?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from urinary tract infection, and it could be secondary to kidney stones. In such case, I would recommend you to get an ultrasound of the abdomen and a urine culture done. Also, get your blood sugar tested if not done recently. You should drink...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the exaggerated protein in my routine urine test?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 66 year male, who is diabetic and hypertensive from the last 15 years. I am on Tazloc H, Cresar AM, Metformin, and Amaryl. Routine urine exam showed proteins 30 mg/L, micro albumin 94.97 mg/L, and pus cells 4 to 5 cells. What is the inference and advise?  Read Full »

Dr. Pankaj Jawandhiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will advise you to check UPCR (urine protein to creatinine ratio) and evaluate fundus for diabetic retinopathy or hypertension retinopathy. Thanks. For more information consult a nephrologist online -->  Read Full »

Is it normal to have foamy urine?

Query: Hello doctor, My urine is foamy. I am confused whether everyone will get bubble and foamy urine while urinating. Please explain me.  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Somani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate your vigilance. Mild frothing of urine is usual, but excess of frothing denotes protein leakage in urine. What is your age? Do you notice any swelling of your feet and face? Do you have any other medical problem? To be sure get a urine routine microscopy...  Read Full »

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