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I just had blood work done for life insurance and it showed…

I just had blood...

I just had blood work done for life insurance and it showed protein in my urine I was just told this yesterday so now I’m scared out of my mind

Doctor's Assistant: In general, how has your health been lately?

It’s been good

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No my cycle was on when they did the urine test and I was taking medication for a tooth that had been pulled like two weeks before the test

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First of all, how old are you?

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Hello

OK. Normally, the kidney filters out all of the protein from your urine.

There may be a temporary rise in protein in the urine when you are dehydrated, are under extreme stress, have a fever, or exercise a lot.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok so I need to follow up with a doctor

There are certain other health conditions that can also cause a rise in protein in the urine such as, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, lupus, etc. You would likely have other symptoms aside from protein in the urine though.

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Yes, you should follow-up with your doctor about this as they will know your full health history.

Please let me know if you have any other questions. I would greatly appreciate it if you could give me a 5-star rating. We can continue to speak even after you rate if you would like. Thanks!

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I need to have more lab work done by my doctor to make sure everything is ok
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok thank u so much

Yes, you may need additional lab work.

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