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Urinary Disorders

Leakage of Protein in the Urine

10/28/2010

Question:

Recently I got my urine tested. All the parameters are normal but there is abnormal urinary protein (300 mg/dl). I have no physical problem. I am worried. Is not it a serious problem? What should be tolerable lavel of urinary protein? Thanking You.

Answer:

Yes, this is a moderately abnormal urine protein result.  There are many causes for protein leakage from the kidneys; the two most common are kidney damage due to diabetes and high blood pressure.  Please see the links below to our articles entitled "Tests Used to Diagnose Kidney Disease" and "Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Disease."  Follow up with your primary physician, who may also choose to refer you to a nephrologist (kidney specialist) for further testing.

Related Resources:

Kidney Tests
Signs & Symptoms of Kidney Disease

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Response by:

Mildred   Lam, MD Mildred Lam, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University