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Blood and protein in urine

What does blood and protein in urine mean?

If both protein and blood are found in the urine, that means you have problems in your renal glomerulus. The renal glomerular diseases, especially the glomerulonephritis, often lead to blood in urine or red blood cells in urine. In these cases, this bloody urine can be distinguished from that caused by urinary-tract infection, stones, and cancers.

The characteristics of blood urine caused by renal glomerular diseases in most cases:

The characteristics of blood in urine caused by kidney stones, kidney infection or kidney cancer in most cases:

What causes blood and protein in urine?

Blood and protein in urine can occur in any age, in children, young people, women, men, also during pregnancy. The main causes are various glomerular diseases of the kidney, such as glomerulonephritis, also usually seen in nephrotic syndrome, IgA nephropathy, diabetic nephropathy accompanied by renal papillary necrosis.

Last update: 2012-08-28