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Is it bad to have protein in your urine ? adult content

just curious, cause i never thought it would be a bad thing. i always thought it would have been a good thing, since protein is good for ya.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:41 AM on Apr. 5, 2011 in Health

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  • Yes, VERY bad. Proteins are large molecules that normally cannot cross membranes from your kidneys into your urine. If that's happening, that's a bad sign. It's a sign of kidney failure, pre eclapsia in pregnancy, and other issues.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:50 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • oh i wish you didnt tell me that. now i'm gonna be paranoid till they take my blood tomorrow
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 3:52 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • I'm sure you'll be fine! =)
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:55 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • It's an absolute no no.
    BeachMom81

    Answer by BeachMom81 at 3:55 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • how does this affect my baby? will he be okay?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 3:56 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Oh I understand .. I have protein in mine and ended up with kidney stones, plus high levels of uric acid.. :0( Hope everything turns out okay...
    mistymyers

    Answer by mistymyers at 4:02 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • If you have protein in your urine, they'll work you up for pre eclampsia and other complications. It's just one somewhat vague symptom (basically means something's up with your kidneys). Ask your doc in the morning. Good luck!
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 4:15 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Sometimes it's normal. It happens sometimes when your diet changes, and during pregnancy your kidney function is a little bit impaired anyway, so it's easier for it to happen.

    If there is a complication it's most likely pre-eclampsia, which is a high blood pressure condition. Most babies born to mothers with it are fine.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 4:29 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Really not a good thing
    kylie_bob

    Answer by kylie_bob at 8:51 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • It happens when a women is on her period
    MaterialGirl198

    Answer by MaterialGirl198 at 9:04 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

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