Protein in urine

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by Guest Posts on Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:07 am

Protein in urine

I have protein in my urine.
What can I do to sort the problem out?
I am also diabetic.
Thank you.
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Mr Benjamin Challacombe
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by Mr Benjamin Challacombe on Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:37 pm

Re: Protein in urine

It all depends how much protein there is coming through
1 plus on a dipstick is minimal but 3-4 is significant
The protein may be caused by the diabetes- always worth making sure the HbA1c is as low as possible- ie your diabetes control.
but there are other causes
If your kidney function is fine ie eGFR and creatinine then it may not need anything doing.
If kidney function poor then a referral to a renal physician might be indicated.
it is possible to do other blood tests for protein/creatinine and a 24 hour urine test to investigate further
Mr Benjamin J Challacombe
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