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If my urine test is normal, could I still have kidney disease?

If my urine test is normal, could I still have kidney disease?

Urinalysis: The answer is yes. Typically patients with certain kidney diseases such as that due to hypertension can have a normal urinalysis. Additionally early kidney disease may not necessarily show evidence on urinalysis. Their are urine biomarkers, that are expensive and special tests that are more sensitive to diagnosing kidney disease. These are not typically used in current practice yet. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

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


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Can they detect kidney disease, or kidney failure in a urine test?

Can they detect kidney disease, or kidney failure in a urine test?

Possible: U can detect abnormalities in urine test and measure the amount of creatinine you are filtering in 24 hours, but the test to diagnose and stage kidney disease are usually done in the blood since that is easier. Here is a comprehensive article: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/how-do-physicians-check-your-kidneys.Html. ...Read more

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Dipstick shows 15 mg(?) of protein in my every morning urine test, but no trace found during days or nights. Is this sign of kidney disease or damage?

Dipstick shows 15 mg(?) of protein in my every morning urine test, but no trace found during days or nights. Is this sign of kidney disease or damage?

Not likely: This sounds like positional proteinuria which is not equivalent with kidney failure. They are likely checking other things with bloodworm that will reflect kidney function too. ...Read more

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I am having upper right side waist pain at morning. I have done urine test and blood CBC test both came normal. Does this is due to kidney disease. ?

I am having upper right side waist pain at morning. I have done urine test and blood CBC test both came normal.  Does this is due to kidney disease. ?

Family practice : It sounds like they were checking for possible kidney infection or stones. Have them look for liver or gallbladder disease. An ultrasound and liver function tests could be helpful. ...Read more

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What urine tests are needed for chronic kidney disease?

What urine tests are needed for chronic kidney disease?

Depends on the type : Of disease. Measurement of serum creatinine is a good test to assess the degree of kidney disease. Other tests may be chosen depending on the cause of chronic kidney disease, e.G, urinalysis, serum protein electrophoresis, autoantibodies etc. ...Read more

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I have blood in my urine for almoat 3 months and 2 weeks ago the hospital said kidney failure possible kidney disease but sent me home and did nothing?

I have blood in my urine for almoat 3 months and 2 weeks ago the hospital said kidney failure possible kidney disease but sent me home and did nothing?

Your doctor: You definitely need to get your primary care doctor involved. You will need blood work and urine studies. Try also to retrieve your results from the hospital. Followup will be critical. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get edema and fatigue from kidney disease even though you have normal urine and blood tests?

Is it possible to get edema and fatigue from kidney disease even though you have normal urine and blood tests?

Swelling of Legs: By the time significant edema is occurring in kidney disfunction, tests are highly likely to detect the kidneys as the source. However there are several causes for edema and fatigue, including hypothyroidism, heart or liver problems as well as other less common ailments. If the only evaluation has been urine and blood, and it is normal, look into other causes other than the kidneys themselves. ...Read more

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What tests should one perform after realizing that he has hematuria after urine cytology tests having polycystik kidney disease and hypertension?Help

What tests should one perform after realizing that he has hematuria after urine cytology tests having polycystik kidney disease and hypertension?Help

Polycystic Kidneys: Polycystic kidney disease (pckd) is a chronic condition, and can result in kidney failure if you don't follow up regularly with your doctor. You will need regular blood work and monitoring by a nephrologist (kidney specialist), regular follow up ultrasounds or ct scans of your kidneys, and you will need good blood pressure control to prevent damage to your kidneys. ...Read more

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Can you get kidney disease from holding in your urine all the time?

Can you get kidney disease from holding in your urine all the time?

Probably not…: …kidney disease but more frequent bladder infections: holding urine stretches bladder so it doesn't function well in emptying, often leaving urine behind, which then becomes a source for infection. Try to urinate soon after getting the urge. If urinating often, see doc to be checked for UTI or diabetes. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...Read more