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A 30-year-old female asked:

Did blood work in june 2018. gp said everything was fine despite high urea and s-anion gap levels. jan2019 urine test shows 3+ blood protein in urine. could this be early kidney problems. i have lower abdomen pain and recurring uti's?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Second opinion: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, blood and protein in urine should be investigated. If you are not comfortable with your current doctor you should consult a nephrologist.
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