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Protein in urine while low carb/keto?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Cocosilk, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Cocosilk

    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    Would anyone know if a low carb / keto diet could cause protein in urine?
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I've been googling and saw that. I'm hoping it was just a contaminated urine sample because I had a baby 7 weeks ago and my urine tests often show leukocytes as well, which I think is just contamination from the discharge that comes from the uterus after giving birth. I don't seem to have other symptoms of a uti. This was the first time some protein showed up but it was a cloudy sample and an hour later after drinking water and trying again to get a cleaner sample, the urine looked perfectly normal. So I'm hoping it was just a clumsy sample the first time.
    I have a headache and could taste ketones so that was the only reason I wanted to check, to confirm the taste in my mouth was from ketosis. Never expected protein :p
    Note to self: resist urge to do urine tests at 3am...
    Have to try again in the morning and see if it's gone.
     
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    #3 Cocosilk, Jun 20, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    vic hill Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    not an expect on this but .
    it is a well know fact that pregnant women can get symptoms of diabetes while and during having a baby
    so the protein can be a side effect possible to
    but as as ERT SAID WE CAN NOT ADVISE ON MEDICAL it is down to nurse ,doctors, who have your details and history
    but just keep and eye on PROTEIN LEVELS SAY NEXT 3 MONTHS
    i know i am kidney transplant person of 12 years and 3 years on dialysis
    keep safe and well congrats on baby
    63 YEARS ON INSULIN
     
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    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Cocosilk I had protein in my urine at the age of 15, after 14 years of Type1. When I was 42 I had reached stage 3. End stage is stage 5. Certainly from my point of view (not necessarily yours) the protein found in 1973 was connected to kidney function, but as stated above, we are not in a position to diagnose. I simply wanted to alert you to the fact that it does not necessarily indicate your kidneys are at such a level. I wish you a positive outcome. PS I avoided dialysis throughout my life, but had a kidney/pancreas transplant nearly 6 years ago. Good luck!
     
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    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, so the low carb diet would be the less likely cause of protein in the urine, whereas the recent pregnancy would be more likely the culprit, right?
    I had preeclampsia at the end of my first pregnancy so I was paranoid about this happening again. I've just done another home urine test now but I was more careful to get a clean sample and there doesn't seem to be any protein detected this time. I think (I hope) it was just a clumsy contaminated sample! I'll be seeing a GP early next week anyway so I'll ask her about it too. Thanks!
     
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    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    Goodness me, 42 is young to be dealing with kidney failure.. my mother actually passed away just a couple of years ago in her early 60s from kidney failure. She'd had mental illness and had been put on lithium 30 years earlier and had started having kidney readings "in the red" even 20 years ago I think but her doctor didn't change the medication... perhaps there were not many options back then, and so she started dialysis a number of years back but because of other health problems, couldn't cope with anymore treatments and asked to be allowed to die. Sadly euthanasia is not legal where we live so she suffered for 2 weeks before finally passing.
    It's a cruel disease. I'm glad you got a transplant. I wish you continued good health! Thanks for sharing your experience and I'll be keeping an eye on mine.
     
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    vic hill Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mental Illness so sad . in all forms does not help people within form of health problems from the age of my memory was 5 years till was 18 my mother died as effect of mental ??? suffer from it so did i an my Dad
    tablets and treatment of the sparkly , type had no or little effect .
    so just be thankful you have a little one to carry on the memory of your mum
    as lady on the news this morning with a very busy 4 year old boy who had been saved by a liver transplant the memory of the person who gave life to another will always live on in her child
    stay positive and i assure all will be well
    vic 63 years on the miracle called insulin
     
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