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A 40-year-old male asked:

Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua. blood work shows normal kidney function. ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. ideas?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
I bet you're fine: I don't believe in even working up trace proteinuria. Even visible hematuria with otherwise normal labs and imaging isn't a cause for alarm; one person in maybe 100 has thin-gbm non-disease and except for slightly poorer hearing than the next person, these folks are otherwise normal.
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A 40-year-old male asked:

Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua dipstick. Blood work shows normal kidney function. Ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. Ideas?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
31 years experience
Benign glomerular dz: Hematuria and proteinuria suggests a glomerular cause ( kidney filter) since the urologic studies are negative. Kidney biopsy would be diagnostic but makes no sense since risk of progressive renal failure is very low as long as the urine protein is less than 500 mg a day. Diagnosis would include IgA nephropathy, thin basement membrane disease among others. As long as normal function u r ok.
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Last updated Apr 19, 2016

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