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Went in for an appointment today in search of a remedy for my month-long headache, and somehow they managed to get a urine test in there. And after doing my business and giving them the sample, they told me I had a lot of protein in my urine.

Is that a bad thing, or is it normal?

Don't know if age or gender make a difference, but i'm a 17-year-old female who has had a urinary tract infection in teh past year (dysuria).

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replied May 27th, 2005
I believe I read somewhere before that having protein in the urine is not good. Yes some is ok but not a lot. Please don't quote me I dont want to scare you or anything but I believe that is what I read before.
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replied July 7th, 2005
Protein
I would like to know more about also. Did you find anything out at all ?
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replied October 1st, 2005
I also have large amounts of protien in my urine and you are right it is not a good thing.My Dr. Is sending me to a nephrologist(kidney doctor)because he feels it is the early signs of kidney disease which can lead to kidney failure.I have been prescibed prednisone(steroids) to help with the protien which has made me retain a lot of fluid 40lb in 2months. If anyone is familiar with treatments or other options,please post.
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replied October 2nd, 2005
Protein
Just so you know I had a very serious case of e-coli which because of dehydration attacked the kidneys. I still have protein and trace amounts of blood in the urine (5 months later). Still looking for answers as the doctors tell you nothing of real importance, just what the data says. Can you repair kidney damage ? I have asked and got a kinda blank stare. So if anybody knows the answer please do tell.
And to all the others I hope you are doing better. :d
thanks
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replied October 10th, 2005
Side Effects of Protiens In Urine
Protein in urine can be a temporary or a regular feature and clearly takes away the immunity as well as the potency of the male. This is serious and a result of a highly tensed irregular life style with no physical exercise and improper food intake.
It can be cured by powerful drugs which are not without side effects and insomnia and obesity are usual outcomes for the same.
Change in lifestyle will be much more helpful along with mineral rich leafy diet.Look up many sites offering information on the same and slowly regain normal health for life time rather than get into a vicious circle of high dose drugs if your position is not yet critical enough.
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replied October 16th, 2005
Protein In Urine
Hi all,
i am 32 year of age. I have been dignosed with protein in my urine for last 6 years. Still I can observe protein in my urine. Nephrologist had recommmened me predisone (steroids) and later on azathioprine. I kept on using these drugs for 6 years but still no luck. My kidney biopsy showed damage of kidney tissues (glomerulonephritis). I agree with herbsandcures's post we need to make changes in our life styles.
I would request herbsandcures to post more about protein in urine such as if he has observed some paitent over his life span or if someone controlled his protein following some insturctions for life sytle or food.
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replied October 16th, 2005
Extremely eHealthy
Your kidneys spill the protein, mine was from kidney disease, yours prolly just kidney infection from the uti. It can also be present in urine if you have diabeties, but then they would have told you they also found sugar in your urine, which im assuming they did not.

When the uti clears and the effects of it disappear the protein spill should also quit.
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replied January 10th, 2006
High Protien
I was told by my doctor I have a high level of protien in my urine I am 41 could any one tell me what they consider high and what they consider low say 10 is low and 100 is high how do they judge
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replied January 11th, 2006
Extremely eHealthy
You can ask for a copy of the lab reports and right on there it will say normal values and what your values were. Just ask the receptionist at the dr and you sign something and they give you a copy.

I spill protein and I have no idea what normal values are. Sorry
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replied January 19th, 2006
Normal Protein In Urine
The normal value is less than 150 mg/day, or less than 10 mg/dl.
Glomerular disease, such as nephrotic syndrome may result in urine protein of greater than 3.5 gm/day.
You should search internet for more details on protein in urine.
Try search string "protein in urine" in google.Com
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replied July 31st, 2008
PROTEIN IN THE URINE
Rolling Eyes

I HAVE BEEN TOLD I HAVE ABIT OF PROTEIN IN MY URINE AND I HAVE GOT TO GO AND SEE A KIDNEY SPECIALIST NOW,I'M ON TABLETS TO GET RID OF THE PROTEIN,I HOPE IT DOES,I HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE TOO AND I HAVE DONE SINCE I WAS 11 YRS OLD.
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replied July 31st, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
Welcome To EHEALTH
DEBS34 wrote:
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I HAVE BEEN TOLD I HAVE ABIT OF PROTEIN IN MY URINE AND I HAVE GOT TO GO AND SEE A KIDNEY SPECIALIST NOW,I'M ON TABLETS TO GET RID OF THE PROTEIN,I HOPE IT DOES,I HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE TOO AND I HAVE DONE SINCE I WAS 11 YRS OLD.



Hi

Please keep us updated on how you are doing with the med's for the protein in urine.
When do you see the nephrologist?
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replied January 21st, 2009
Protein in the Urine
I'm also another 17 year old female that has a protein level of 250 mg/day and everytime its just kept getting higher and higher. I still have very bad kidney infections that eventually lead to kidney stones.. I'm always tired and I never feel like getting up and going...I have had 2 kidney stones just this year. I've been prescribed steriods and everything and my protein level still continues to go up and I still have kidney infections. I've surgery on my bladder and kidneys cleaning them out but nuttins changed...today my urologist recommended me to a kidney doctor should I be worried? What is wrong with me exactly? What are some possibilities?
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replied January 26th, 2009
Protein in urine
Hi. I am a 17 year old female who recentely cleared up a uti. I went to the doctor and I was told that I had protein in my urine. They took four viles of blood and I will get results on wed. I am scared to death that I have something wrong with me- seriously wrong. I have had uti's before but I have always had a decent diet and been fairly active. I have also always maintained a regular weight. I am five foot five and 135 pounds. I hope that somebody can tell me what might be wrong.
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replied March 19th, 2009
Protein in urine
I just got the results of test and was told that I had protein in my urine. I am not going to do a 24 hour urine collection. I am worried sick as my sister passed away from renal failure. I am 61 years old with type 2 diabetes that I control with diet.
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replied November 26th, 2009
protein in the urine
hi to all, protein in the urine is not normal. i am 35 yrs old and it was traced 5 yrs ago that i have protein in my urine, which lead to kidney infection and now kidney disease. i have hypertension as well and my kidney nephrologist said that i need a kidney transplant in 2-3 yrs from now..
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replied January 12th, 2010
Protein in Urine
I had lrg ams of blood in my urine for 10 days, now nothing. They did a urine test and showed 30 mgs of protein in my urine, which normal is 0-10mg's. I am doing a 24 hour urine test this week to see if the levels are still out of range. They say the norm for a 24 hr test is anything less than 150mg's, but how high can it go? Thousands? If my test comes back at 155 or 160 is that considered okay?
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replied February 15th, 2010
I read all the poasts. Funny my daughter and some of you have things incommon. Protein, High blood pressure, past kidney infections. She has also had a kidney biopsy- showed thin glomerular basement syndrom. She also gets kidney stones and passes crystals regularly.
I do have some answers for some of you. Kidney damage doesn't repair itself. There are no "big drugs" to help this. In fact we have been to many doctors who don't know what to do.
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replied April 6th, 2010
My 13 year old sons back pain
I took my 13 year old son in to the Doc. for low back pain that has been on going for over a month now. They found high levels of protein in his urine and sent it out for further testing. He has never had any trouble with stones, infections, high blood pressure or anything like that. He has always been very healthy and eats a well balanced diet. We are not health nuts by any means but we do eat right. His favorite drink is water and he drinks alot of it. He doesn''t get much soda or sweets. He stay active, so I can''t understand why he is having this problem. He doesn''t have pain while urinating and no blood in is urine. But the back pain comes and goes. He experiences pain every day. What could be causing this? Has anyone else been down this road before? If so can you help us?
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