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What does my urine analysis test report indicate?

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Question: My urine specific gravity is almost always 1.010. I quite often have protein in my urine. Do these signs mean CKD?
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Proteinuria

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

you have noticed your urine is not well concentrated and on urinalysis there is protein in your urine. These findings are suggestive of a kidney problem. This does not mean you have chronic kidney disease but that you may have a kidneys that leak protein. There are several entities that can cause increased protein that does not necessarily mean kidney disease. To determine the cause of your protein loss I would recommend you get a full physical with full set of blood work. If your protein loss is greater than 3 grams in 24 hours then you may need kidney biopsy.

As I read through your prior questions your other abnormalities all relate more to your prior history of alcohol abuse. These changes maybe permanent but since you stopped drinking they will not progress any further.

I hope I answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions
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What does my urine analysis test report indicate?

Brief Answer: Proteinuria Detailed Answer: Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns you have noticed your urine is not well concentrated and on urinalysis there is protein in your urine. These findings are suggestive of a kidney problem. This does not mean you have chronic kidney disease but that you may have a kidneys that leak protein. There are several entities that can cause increased protein that does not necessarily mean kidney disease. To determine the cause of your protein loss I would recommend you get a full physical with full set of blood work. If your protein loss is greater than 3 grams in 24 hours then you may need kidney biopsy. As I read through your prior questions your other abnormalities all relate more to your prior history of alcohol abuse. These changes maybe permanent but since you stopped drinking they will not progress any further. I hope I answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions