This patient support community is for discussions relating to urology issues, benign prostate disease, penis curvature, cystisis, pediatric urology, prostate, sexual dysfunction and urological cancers.
I am a 34 y/o male who just had a physical done. In my urine they found large amount of protien. My doc had me take another test a week later and it came back with a trace of protien but in normal limits. The doc said we will keep an eye on it for the next month and see what happens. SHould I be worried about this?
How are you? Excess protein in the urine is called as proteinuria and usually it is albumin that is lost through urine. Some protein is normal in the urine. A 24 hour estimation of protein loss in urine would be optimal to estimate the level of proteinuria.
Conditions which can cause proteinuria are nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, dehydration, collagen vascular diseases, strenuous exercises, diabetes mellitus, infections, multiple myeloma etc.
I would suggest that you repeat the urine analysis again and take the opinion of your urologist to rule out the conditions mentioned above.
All the best
I am a 35 year old male and just had the physical done as well, I am applying for an Army school so they took all kinds of tests and now they tell me I have proteine in my urine. The doc told me that the amount was not much at all and that was it. Now it seems that the Army may think twice about me going to the school, I would wait and take another 24 hr test and see after that
as far as urine and proteine my doctor said it is not that abnormal and can depend on how much you work out all the way to having had kidney infections during childhood. just take another test in a few.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.