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  2. General Nephrology Questions
  3. Sunday, 13 January 2019
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I have to attend hospital every few months for blood and urine tests as I had kidney transplant in may 2015.
What does it mean when
Urinalysis blood 1+
Protein ++
Plus last few days my pee has become frothy or foamy.
  Richard Kelly Dr, Liverpool L4 9SD, UK
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Hello,

It is normal for some foam (bubbles) to appear in the urine. However, in cases where urine protein levels are elevated, the content of foam might increase. Since your dipstick reading detected ++ protein, it might be a good idea to confirm the quantity of protein using either a 24 hr urine for protein (or more commonly now) a protein or albumin to creatinine ratio on a random/spot urine. Once quantified, your healthcare provider might decide to investigate the cause of it further.

Dr. Jordan Weinstein
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