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Old 17-09-2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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Proteinuria

I would like to ask if proteinuria(foamy urine) occurs when you take in food/supps that contains protein and the kidney filters it out in urine thus causing it to be foamy OR once you are diagnosed with proteinuria, REGARDLESS your diet contains PROTEIN ANOT, the urine will constantly be foamy?

Because i'm having this issue. Whenever i take in food or supps that contains protein, my urine will be foamy and most likely yellowish.

I tried taking in more plain water but it doesnt resolve the symptoms.

So i thought, maybe each time i take in food that contain protein, i try to reduce the amount i take, for eg 10g protein from food because i thought my body maybe cannot take in so high protein intake per meal(30g per meal)/ but even with 10g protein per meal, the urine still comes out foamy. Cannot be 10g protein per meal my body cannot even absorb hor? so low le, the amount.


Then i wanted to make an online appointment with a certain hospital under
nephrology department(the option is there for me to select). They then send me
a email telling me that they don't take in nephrology appointments.lol
So for kidney problems(check up for problems), i've to walk in at A and E ah?
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Old 17-09-2014, 08:01 PM   #2
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Best is to see a specialist just in case it's a symptom of a larger medical problem.

Go to a polyclinic & get a referral to see a specialist; much cheaper with govt subsidy.
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Old 17-09-2014, 08:02 PM   #3
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In complete seriousness, do u use a lot of force when u pee? Also how much water do you drink? It might not necessarily be a kidney problem. Go for urine analysis.

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I tried Standing and sitting,both same. Once there is protein in food, this happens. They say cannot book appointment for renal department. Must go a and e for internal referral. Even if haf referral, earliest date is next year .wtf. polyclinic not counted as internal referral rite?

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I tried Standing and sitting,both same. Once there is protein in food, this happens. They say cannot book appointment for renal department. Must go a and e for internal referral. Even if haf referral, earliest date is next year .wtf
Then book thru urology or just go for a health screen that contains urine analysis
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I tried Standing and sitting,both same. Once there is protein in food, this happens. They say cannot book appointment for renal department. Must go a and e for internal referral. Even if haf referral, earliest date is next year .wtf. polyclinic not counted as internal referral rite?
Have you actually got an appointment to see a specialist yet? If not, go to the polyclinic to get them make an appointment for you. If after they make the appointment & it's a long wait, then you can cancel it if you wish.

I went to the polyclinic 1.5 months back because there were popping noises from both knees & I was worried that it might be a cartilage problem; the doc told me the wait was easily 6 months or more at Changi Hospital and much longer at SGH but I decided to give it a shot at Changi Hospital; when they actually made the appointment it was only a 2 week wait & not 6 months.
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Old 17-09-2014, 11:18 PM   #7
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yerp.will be going to polyclinic tml morning.
Should i eat food that contain protein tml? just incase they need urine test,den i can prove that there is protein in my urine because whenever i dont take protein(regardless the source), the water not foamy. Or protein level can be check regardless the urine foamy anot?


UPDATES: Went to polyclinic in morning for urine test and blood test. Blood test will be out in 2 weeks or earlier. For the basic urine dip test, the doc say negative, no protein in urine but there is white blood cells in the urine and he mentioned u sually if have WBC in urine means infection and the symptoms are like fever, pain.etc but im not having any of those symptoms. Will be back for review in 2 weeks. This is weird. He says there is no protein in urine but then the foam only appears whenever i intake protein.

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Anyone have similar issue?
same here also, but trying to incorporate more exercise, off days cardio..
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Proteinuria is just what the name implies: protein in the urine. It isn't a diagnosis. You gotta find out what is causing the proteinuria, then you call that a diagnosis.

Proteinuria isn't determined just by seeing foamy urine, you need a proper lab test, or at least a dipstick test to confirm there is protein in the urine.

Specialty departments don't usually see cases without a proper referral. Just like I can't make an appointment with neurologists for say, severe migraine. Best to go thru polyclinic, where they will do the necessary initial investigations for you, and if necessary, refer you to the nephrologists. I might add that not all causes of proteinuria have to be seen by the nephrologist. Depends on what is causing the proteinuria, and how severe it is. Things like high blood pressure and diabetes are among the commonest causes of protein in the urine.

Tldr: go see polyclinic if you are worried.

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Old 15-04-2017, 06:32 PM   #11
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Thats right man, go see a doctor if you are worried. Polyclinic are great.
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Old 16-04-2017, 05:02 PM   #12
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Hi,

May I suggest you wait for the results of your urine and blood test.
Any confirmed case of proteinuria should be followed up with the specialist in the hospital for further evaluation and treatment asap.
All the best.

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Proteinuria is just what the name implies: protein in the urine. It isn't a diagnosis. You gotta find out what is causing the proteinuria, then you call that a diagnosis.

Proteinuria isn't determined just by seeing foamy urine, you need a proper lab test, or at least a dipstick test to confirm there is protein in the urine.

Specialty departments don't usually see cases without a proper referral. Just like I can't make an appointment with neurologists for say, severe migraine. Best to go thru polyclinic, where they will do the necessary initial investigations for you, and if necessary, refer you to the nephrologists. I might add that not all causes of proteinuria have to be seen by the nephrologist. Depends on what is causing the proteinuria, and how severe it is. Things like high blood pressure and diabetes are among the commonest causes of protein in the urine.

Tldr: go see polyclinic if you are worried.
Poor results from dipstick

Blood pressure is good and no diabetes... high cholesterol though

Im just in the 20s
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My urine is foamy, went to poly, result seems to show has protein.

Went for blood test then find out it's false alarm.
Dipstick result, sometimes very hard to see.
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