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A 46-year-old female asked:

Urinary frequency scared have kidney failure gfr goes 80 to 97 protein one time in urine 1 yr ago serium protein & globulin down .2 but normal range?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Why afraid?: Urinary frequency has many other causes that renal failure, which would actually be a very rare symptom associated with renal failure. Is there a family history or something else that leads you down the path of renal failure? That is what you need to explore, because your numbers are just fine for your age and i'm not to sure why you are so concerned that something so drastic must be wrong...
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Agree, frequency may mean urinary tract infection rather than kidney disease. Other causes exist like drinking much for instance. Keep f/u with your doc still re protein in urine but it does not seem to relate to your frequency
Jul 7, 2013
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 45 years experience
Renal disease?: What you describe is something that changes over time. Looking at an ANA that was positive and now negative with transient lowering of c3/c4 along with the changes in GFR and transient proteinuria equates in my mind to some type of passing renal inflammation that is now gone, but it could come back. I need much more information to conclude anything more. Work with your doctor to get to the cause.

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