A 39-year-old female asked:
for months, chloride in blood has been 108-111. urine showed 30 protein at er. i have cysts on rt. kidney. no one is addressing it. any advice?
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Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Urologist: The chloride levels are elevated, are nonspecific but may indicate slight dehydration. Urine protein is borderline high, but I would be interested in knowing what a microscopic examination of your urine sediment would reveal. I recommend a consultation with a urologist to assess the renal cysts and mild proteinuria. Benign cysts of the kidneys are common and may cause microscopic blood.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Could back surgery cause blood pressure changes in pregnancy?
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A 38-year-old member asked:
If I had kidney stones in my last pregnancy, will I have them again?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Once you have had kidney stones it does raise your risk but that does not mean that you you will get them again. Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated can help prevent kidney stones.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Will the baby have higher than normal blood pressure from my high salt diet?
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A 28-year-old member asked:
My doctor said I had UTI symptoms and prescribed antibiotics without performing a urine culture. Should I be concerned?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Not necessarily: Generally, it is better to have a culture in order to identify the bacteria and ensure that it is sensitive to the antibiotic chosen. It is possible for non-infectious problems to cause symptoms similar to a uti. If the symptoms do not resolve after a course of antibiotics you should probably return for a urine culture prior to further treatment.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Whats it mean when a woman urinates blood and has sharp pains on the side above hips?
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Family Medicine 37 years experience
Many causes: The most common thing is a bladder infection but there are other causes like a kidney stone (should hurt) or something in the bladder like polyps or other growths. Some bladder conditions like interstitial cystitis can bleed. See a doctor for the right diagnosis as this could be something important. Always get sharp pain checked out as well. Thats our body telling us something is not right.
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Last updated Apr 1, 2019
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