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Question: protein in urine next step?


 lwill - Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:52 pm

My doctor sent me to a specialist because i had high levels of protein in my urine. my specialist had me do a 24hr urine test and other bld work. the bld work came back within normal levels but my urine still had high levels of protein. I havent had a chance to go over all of my result with my doctor yet because my appt for a recheck isnt until dec. 1 but i would like to know something now!! if u have any ideas or have any idea as to what could be the problem i would really like to know!! Also there is a history of kidney problems on my mother's side of the family. my grandpa had his kidney removed and my aunt recently had trouble with kidney stones. :?: :?: i will grealty appreciate any advise or answers u can offer me!!! :!: :!:
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:04 pm

User avatar Dear lwill,
What you have is termed isolated proteinuria. In this condition a patient excretes less than 2 gm of protein per day. More than half of these patients have so called postural proteinuria. Proteinuria is present on standing and absent on lying down. In some patients however, it is an early manifestation of glomerulonephritis. It should be noted that a mild form of proteinuria can accompany febrile illness, congestive heart failure, or infectious diseases.

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