Trace protein in the urine : Is that a concern?

Patient

Q: My doctor tells me there is a trace of protien in my urine. How does this come about?

Doctor

A:   Sometimes a trace of protein in the urine is an incidental finding. However higher levels of protein may indicate an infection or a kidney problem or even another systemic illness like diabetes etc. However a trace level of protein is not concerning. you may wish to get the urine checked at regular intervals to keep a look at the protein levels. All the best.

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