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Monday, May 20, 2013
Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)
My grandson is 5yrs old. He has high protein in his urine at one time, and two weeks later showed clear of protein. I do have a kidney disease in the family which would be 4 gen back from him.The doctors in Morgantown said he would have to have a check-up over there once a yr. Do you think my grandson will end up with kidney failer.
Intermittent protein in the urine is quite common and may be a variant of normal. Constantly high levels of protein, preferably in the first voided sample in the morning, can be a sign of kidney disease. It is often impossible to predict what may happen, but a yearly evaluation may detect problems early.
Rama Jayanthi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University