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Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)

My grandson

01/12/2007

Question:

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.

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

Rama   Jayanthi, MD Rama Jayanthi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University