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Foul Smelling Urine Is It A Symptom Of Lupus
No: It is not likely related but a urinalysis and possible culture can put the issue to rest. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
I had a positive ANA test and many symptoms of Lupus. I have several old tests that show WBC/RBC, protien, in urine. ANA is neg now but still symptoms?
Follow it for now: Lab results may be in error, especially with the ANA, but in lupus there's almost always a high one at some time. You've listed "heart failure / condition" and as a young adult, you have a responsibility to find out exactly what's with your heart before we go looking for lupus. There is no magic bullet for lupus, and the real question is, "How much do we need before we treat? " ...Read more
I have slight red across cheeks&nose with broken veins underneath. Have had odd symptoms since 15 (eg blood in urine). Lupus? Family-graves disease+ms.
I have lupus so my body does crazy things. I was seen yesterday for stomach cramps and back pain. They said it was a uti, they will call in abt when c&s comes back. Now, I have severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, foul smelling urine and diarrhea, as well as
Common illness: When you have a chronic disease, the question of whether it's an ordinary infection or a problem with your medication or your illness is troubling. Call your doctor and let her know you are worse, with new symptoms and to follow up on pending tests. Meanwhile, keep up with frequent water, soup, some crackers and rice to help with hydration. ...Read more
Need more info: It may mean nothing or it may be significant. You need 24 hour urine collections to quantitate to amount of protein excreted as well as a precise measurement of kidney function. You also need an examination of the urine sediment to look for abnormalities there. Speak with your rheumatologist. ...Read more
Urine smells like viatmins and has particles in it. I'm not on any medication at all. I do have lupus. Upper quadarants on left and right hurt.
Warrants a visit: To your doctor, for evaluation of your kidneys, Urinalysis and other blood tests may be needed, meanwhile please push oral fluids to flush your urinary tract, and painkillers, but see your doctor ASAP, best wishes ...Read more
For past year, my urine has showed moderate or 1+ blood but NO RBC. I have lupus but no organ involvement. Now shows moderate blood &trace ketones.??
I have lupus. No organ involvement. My urine often shows 1+ or moderate blood but usually no RBC. What could be the cause of this? My doc isn't sure
Have mild lupus. Urine dip showed moderate blood. Otherwise normal. I have also very well controlled interstitial cystitis. Should assume it's from the IC?
After a dr sewed my c-section into my bladder and w/out knowing leaked urine in my system for 7 yrs could this be a cause for me to get lupus?
No: The issues are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ana positive 160 poss mtcd w/o lupus markers. What can cause 300 mg/dL lambda 200 lambda if no paraprotein? Check igd/e? Urine spot lambda bjp found
Bence Jones proteins, light chain, occur in multiple myeloma, lymphomas/chronic leukemias, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance which can go on to myeloma at the rate of only 1%/yr -small risk), amylodosis, cryoglobunemia, Autoimmune disease can give false positive. Check IFE & bone marrow
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/372234-about-multiple-myeloma-and-bence-jones-protein/ ...Read more
Been having what I thought was blood in my urine so I took a dip stick test at DR's. Came back with small amount of bilirubin in it. Doctor told me my test results are normal. I feel tired a lot. Should I not be concerned? I have history of Lupus.
Bilirubin in urine: Not knowing your entire clinical situation, I can offer that bilirubin in the urine might suggest an issue with the liver and/or surrounding structures. Some relevant blood testing and an ultrasound of the upper abdomen would be a helpful starting point to figure this out. ...Read more
My kidney function test are okay but large amount of protein in urine. Can blood wrk be neg and still have kidney insufficiency. Just dx w/lupus.
Yes: It is likely you have lupus nephritis and will need a kidney biopsy. Have you seen a nephrologist yet? ...Read more
Dx with lupus. New dr looking for dermatomyositis. Urine test results protein 12.1, creatine. 32 pro/ cret, ratio.38. Normal? Doesn't have a reference
Your numbers: Are your numbers correct---they are quite calculating like they should---please repost. ...Read more
Sle pt w/ flare in july. Hosp. Had dark brown urine but dr said kidneys ok. Recently GFR is 43. Could this be from plaquenil/cellcept/pred or lupus?
Crp 0.4 but hs-crp showing 8.5 in the same week. Any explanation? Can spondylitis or lupus cause monoclonal light chain in urine lambda type? K/l 1.5
Many issues: CRP is measured in mg/dL and hsCRP is measured in mg/L. if the later is converted to CRP, the two values would be 0.4 and 0.8 and that is not that great a difference. K/L ratio of 1.5 is normal. The autoimmune disorders you mentioned may have an oligoclonal pattern and could result in monoclonal lambda chain in urine, without there being any cancer. About 10% of people your age have a benign monoclonal gammopathy. ...Read more
Not really: It indicates that you have hematuria. There are many things that can cause hematuria- from infection, inflammation, stones, problem with kidney itself-likenephritis, nephrotic syndrome, etc. You need to have more eval like a ct scan, and need to see a urologist or nephrologist depending on what is the cause/problem. ...Read more
I have lupus recently I have been diagnosed with trace blood in urine. Would this more likely be a urology or nephrology issue?
I had a urine test no bacteria, but high protein and ketones. I have a high ANA. ..could ketones and protein be related to lupus?
Possibly: Yes-possibly lupus related.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have lupus & moderate microscopic blood on the past 3 UAs this year. No RBC in urine. Trace ketones. Normal blood RBC count. MD didn't seem concerned.
Trust your doctor: S/he knows your case, and would interpret the findings in the context of the clinical situation and degree of control/symptoms, if any. Keep the the follow up and take your medicines as prescribed. Although a second opinion is your right, but you need to have full evaluation with good history and physical examination, not suitable on this platform, wish you all the best ...Read more
I have lupus. Recent macro UA was normal except 2-5 RBC in urine. Norm is 0-2. Was diagnosed w/interstitial cystitis 20 yrs ago. Blood likely from IC?
Not relevant: That minimal RBC count means absolutely nothing. ...Read more
Having protein in urine due to lupus. Does drinking protein shakes (to gain muscle for exercise) affect the protein activity?
I have stable lupus. My urine often shows 1+ or moderate blood but no RBC. No my my menstrual cycle. My MD said he'll monitor. Possible causes?
My doc doesn't check my urine at lupus f/u's just cbc, bmp, esr, bun, creatine and few others. How do I tell if I am in early lupus nephritis?
Urine analysis: Plus your blood tests will do it. ...Read more
Urine urobilinogen is at a 3 and I have all these lupus signs positive Ana anti sm 13 rash horrible pluerisy low white blood count should I worry?
Rheumatologist: Please see a rheumatologist for proper treatment. Worrying is not going to help the matter. Avoid exposure to sun. ...Read more
Have lupus. Have had persistent moderate blood in urine (no RBC) for yrs with no known cause. Now have microscopic hematuria (+2-5), with trace protein?
LUPUS: It certainly sounds like prompt follow-up with one of your doctors would be in order; preferably your rheumatologist. If that follow up appointment is going to be delayed, then make an appointment with your primary care Doctor Who can initiate some further testing and evaluation. ...Read more
Have lupus & moderate microscopic blood all UAs this year. No RBC in urine. Trace ketones. Normal blood RBC count. MD Just said he'd monitor. For what?
Involvement is unfortunately a common complication of Lupus and RESPONDS very nicely in MOST cases to corticosteroid Treatment (Cortisone) This is best done when the involvement is "caught" early on! THUS...THE MONITORING!
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