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Question regarding urine protein levels

07/21/2010

Question:

I am a young woman who is currently in remission from breast cancer. I am completing a clinical trial with Avastin, and my last infusion was aborted due to high levels of protein in my urine (Total protein = 700 mg/dL and protein/creat ratio = 4120 mg/g). I am terrified that I will now have kidney failure due to these protein levels. Should I be seeing a nephrologist? Will I have permanent kidney damage?

Answer:

Protein spill in urine is an indication of damage to kidney. I would recommend that you consult nephrologist for evaluation of proteinuria.

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Response by:

Ganesh  Shidham, MD Ganesh Shidham, MD
Associate Professor of Nephrology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University