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A 38-year-old male asked:

I'm healthy, and not over weight. i have micro albumin levels 37.7 in urine. bun in blood is 15. do i have kidney damage? can this be reversed?

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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Kidney function : Get a urine albumin creatinine ratio. Normal albumin is less than 30mg/day. Are you diabetic? If so then are you on ACE inhibitor drug? Talk to your doctor and if necessary get a referral for a nephrologist (kidney disease specialist)
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Microalbumin: Although an elevated microalbulin levels can be a sign of early kidney problems, in the absence of diabetes or cardiovscular disease, a single measurement with minimally elevated level is more often a 'false positive" and can be caused by fever or even exercise. Have it checked again before you start to worry.

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