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What causes protein in urine and what do you do ?

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What causes protein in urine and what do you do for it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.
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Protein in the urine can be a sign of kidney damage. This could be due to the virus that you had potentially. If this was a temporary virus, the protein should resolve once the kidney heals.
However, protein in the urine can be due to permanent kidney damage due to problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Your doctor should do a follow-up test and 4 to 6 weeks to see if the protein goes away. If it does not, then you may need to be tested for these types of medical problems. Hope this helps.