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Doctor insights on: Kidney Disease Stage 3 Renal Failure With 3 Plus Protien In Urine

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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

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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In Kidney Disease or kidney failure what color of urine is produced, white, pale yellow or dark urine?

In Kidney Disease or kidney failure what color of urine is produced, white, pale yellow or dark urine?

Since: One effect of kidney failure is inability of the organ to "concentrate" urine a light color is more common. If however there is loss of blood via the failing kidney (as in glomerulonephritis (infection) the urine can be "smokey" or "dark in color!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have stage 3 kidney disease and and used a fleet rectal enema for constipation I later found out it may cause kidney failure. Should I be worried?

I have stage 3 kidney disease and and used a fleet rectal enema for constipation I later found out it may cause kidney failure. Should I be worried?

Yes it can: It contaions monobasic sodium phosphate and dibasic sodium phosphatase heptahydrate which is rarely known to cause kidney failure in certain individuals sometimes, it has been reported but it is very rare, and happens in people with normal kidneys. ...Read more

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Why are kids with chronic renal failure (kidney disease) harder to toilet train?

Why are kids with chronic renal failure (kidney disease) harder to toilet train?

Some are: Kidneys in children with chronic renal failure often can not concentrate their urine. As a result, such chi;ldren hve to drink much more than normal just to remain hydrated. This results in tmem producing an abnormally hugh urine volume which I turn makes them harder to toilet train. Suggest you discuss this with child's nephrologist. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

PKD: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can cause both chronic and kidney failure. PKD is a progressive disease that can lead to end stage renal disease in most instances and will lead to chronic in all patients. It is unfortunate that there is not cure for PKD and the overwhelming majority will wind up with end stage renal disease. ...Read more

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Have kidney disease stage 3. Recently I've noticed a volume decrease when I ejaculte. Also lower flow of urine from time to time. Could this be related?

Have kidney disease stage 3. Recently I've noticed a volume decrease when I ejaculte. Also lower flow of urine from time to time. Could this be related?

Yes. But,: The relation may not be direct. For instance, if you are taking water pills, your amount of fluids in your body is lower. Sometimes the opposite, if your kidneys are slower or no water pills while you have much edema, the same happens. What's important is to keep your weight ideal according to your kidney doctor. If so, urine and ejaculate amount aren't important. ...Read more

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What is protein in urine mean if kidney disease?

What is protein in urine mean if kidney disease?

Recheck urine: I agree. You can see protein in urine after exercise in some individuals and teenage can have orthostatic proteinuria. Where protein will appear in the urine on ambulation and it disappears when lying down. I think the next step would be to have. A repeat urine first urine in the morning and no exercise for 24 hours before the sample. I would have the doctor measure the protein creatinine rat. ...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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What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine? Which one usually happens first?

What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine? Which one usually happens first?

Either: Both urine protein and serum creatinine are important. More important are the common causes of kidney disease, e.e., high blood pressure, and diabetes. See this site for more info.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/winter08/articles/winter08pg9-10.html ...Read more

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I've hypertension and I have proteinurea and I'm not diabetic, the presence of proteins in urine is it due to kidney disease or to hypertension itself?

I've hypertension and I have proteinurea and I'm not diabetic, the presence of proteins in urine is it due to kidney disease or to hypertension itself?

HTN and proteinuria: Hypertension can indeed cause proteinuria, though typically this indicates uncontrolled hypertension. Polycystic kidney disease can cause proteinuria, and this indicates a worse form. Other kidney diseases do cause proteinuria and hypertension together. ...Read more

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Does a low GFR always mean kidney disease? Sle pt. In hosp 4months ago. Dark brown urine and +4 protein but dr said kid fine. Hep dr just found GFR 43.

Does a low GFR always mean kidney disease? Sle pt. In hosp 4months ago. Dark brown urine and +4 protein but dr said kid fine. Hep dr just found GFR 43.

GFR of 43: If real GFR is 43, you have stage 3 ckd. If may be caused by your proteinuria. Speak to a nephrologist to see if your proteinuria is caused by a disease that can be treated. After finding out its cause, see if you can preserve or recover some kidney function, or not lose any more by some form of treatment of the underlying disease causing your proteinuria. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm in stage 3 Kidney Disease w/ large renal angiomyolipomas bilaterally. My doc has no fluid restrictions. I drink 3-4 liters H2O daily. Too much?

I'm in stage 3 Kidney Disease w/ large renal angiomyolipomas bilaterally. My doc has no fluid restrictions. I drink 3-4 liters H2O daily. Too much?

Sounds fine: Water isn't a burden on your kidneys. Only late in the course of kidney failure will there be a need to restrict, for the sake of the rest of your body. Hopefully that won't happen. Do look for a cause of your renal insufficiency other than your TS / lipomas. If it's just loss of renal mass from compression, ACE inhibitors might slow progression. Keep learning & glad you asked. ...Read more

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I had urinalysis done and 30 plus protein is in urine and back pain. What could cause protein in urine? Kidney failure?

I had urinalysis done and 30 plus protein is in urine and back pain. What could cause protein in urine? Kidney failure?

Many things: This test detects normal amounts of albumin frequently as 30 mg/dl. I suggest a first morning void, if elevated then check a protein/creatinine ratio. Nephrology consultation may be needed, Causes, glomerulonephritis, interstitial disease, myeloma, infectin, nephrotic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension. A long list requiring medical attention to sort ...Read more

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Why did my doctor order kidney ultra sound for protein in urine? Will that show renal disease? What will that show?

Why did my doctor order kidney ultra sound for protein in urine? Will that show renal disease? What will that show?

May clarify: Trace proteinuria isn't worth a workup, but 1+ or greater may be. If its not orthostatic proteinuria (i.e., your first-voided morning urine is protein-free and your proteinuria results from standing up), labs and imaging may be worthwhile. Tumors are more likely to produce blood than protein in the urine, but the sonogram's a great way to rule one out. ...Read more

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How do they test for renal disease? I have positive anas and protein in urine. Pain in kidneys and trouble peeping sometimes. Also have kidney stones.

How do they test for renal disease? I have positive anas and protein in urine. Pain in kidneys and trouble peeping sometimes. Also have kidney stones.

Kidney disease: Kidney disease is indicated by protein in urine, blood in urine, abnormal renal ultrasound, abnormal CT scan of kidneys, elevated serum creatinine, and kidney pain. Only one of these may be present. Or two. Or three. Or more. Requires interpretation in context. ...Read more

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I have 2 herniated disc in my lower back plus stage 3 kidney disease. Been taking tramadol for back, not working no more. What meds you recommend?

I have 2 herniated disc in my lower back plus stage 3 kidney disease. Been taking tramadol for back, not working no more. What meds you recommend?

Tramadol: In my experience, tramadol will not be the drug of choice to effectively alleviate your lower back pain as a result of 2 levels of lumbar disc herniation. Contact your prescribed physician to discuss for possible medication modification. If your physician is uncomfortable to prescribe controlled narcotic pain medication, have him or her refer you to a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Protein in my urine does that mean kidney failure soon?

Protein in my urine does that mean kidney failure soon?

Not necessarily: I would see your doctor to determine how much protein is in your urine. Not all patients with protein in the urine progress to kidney failure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does kidney failure typically cause urine pH fluctuations & protien in urine, but normal bun and creatine?

Does kidney failure typically cause urine pH fluctuations & protien in urine, but normal bun and creatine?

Renal failure: Renal failure implies the kidneys are not working. When that happens, BUN and serum creatinine rise. Ph fluctuations in urine are normal. Mild amounts of protein in urine can be normal. So, kidney failure can cause a whole bunch of urine changes, but BUN and creatinine have to be abnormal to make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Egfr 72 (mdrd), age 45, controlled BP (ace), no protein in urine - how many years at this egfr can I expect to stay clear of end stage kidney failure?

Egfr 72 (mdrd), age 45, controlled BP (ace), no protein in urine - how many years at this egfr can I expect to stay clear of end stage kidney failure?

Whoa: Estimated gfr's are subscientific. I see that you're hypertensive, but you can't possibly be in 'kidney failure', which you list, with an egfr of 72. They're based on creatinine which is a function of muscle, and (get this!) there's an adjustment of 25% for black people 'because african-americans are more muscular.' every gym dude is suddenly a kidney failure case, and most folks like you are ok. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I could be suffering from kidney failure even with no protein showing up in my urine?

Is it possible that I could be suffering from kidney failure even with no protein showing up in my urine?

Yes: Proteinurua is not a required symptom of renal failure. Glomes (functional unit if kidneys) can fail without causing proteinuria. ...Read more

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My bun was a 10 and my creatine was 0.8. Could I still have kidney failure or would those levels have to be high? I have protein in urine regularly!

My bun was a 10 and my creatine was 0.8. Could I still have kidney failure or would those levels have to be high? I have protein in urine regularly!

Not Likely: Those are healthy kidney numbers. However, you can have other causes of proteinuria or renal insufficiency and should follow up with a nephrologist or your regular doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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... ...Read more

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1/29/13 yrly checkup GFR 97 creatinine. 74 had urine checked 2 weeks ago no protein all ok urinating more often nml amounts A1c 4.9 -- kidney failure?

1/29/13 yrly checkup GFR 97 creatinine. 74 had urine checked 2 weeks ago no protein all ok urinating more often nml amounts A1c 4.9 -- kidney failure?

NOPE!: All the #s you offered are totally normal. If you are having frequency of urination, might want to have urine rechecked for infection or see md either way if bothering you too much... ...Read more

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Isn't it impossible for someone to have end stage renal failure with consistently normal bun and creatine blood levels and only protien in urine?

Isn't it impossible for someone to have end stage renal failure with consistently normal bun and creatine blood levels and only protien in urine?

Most likely yes: The diagnosis depends on multiple factors including the likelihood of improvement with treatment. If there can be no improvement and there is severe protienuria due to glomerular malfunction, it is possible to be labeled end-stage before a significant change in creatinine or BUN has occurred. ...Read more

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I recently had a urine and blood test. Results show egfr @ 53, creatinine @ 1.35 and protein urine @ 123.7. Does this mean renal failure?

I recently had a urine and blood test. Results show egfr @ 53, creatinine @ 1.35 and protein urine @ 123.7. Does this mean renal failure?

Renal failure?: You do not have renal failure. What you have is chronic kidney disease. To find what what your actual GFR is, you need to have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein, as well as another lab test to get the creatinine at the time of your urine collection. You will also need a renal ultrasound. See a nephrologist for the best treatment of your chronic kidney disease and proteinuria. ...Read more

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My mom is a renal failure patient. Protein is going out in her urine. Can u advice me what kind of food she can intake in able to control protein?

My mom is a renal failure patient. Protein is going out in her urine. Can u advice me what kind of food she can intake in able to control protein?

Proteinuria: You need to provide more information. Did your mother's physician give her the reason for her proteinuria? Was it due to diabetes or due to some glomerular disease of the kidney? If she on dialysis? If she is on dialysis, she can speak to her nephrologist and dietician about her protein loses. If not on dialysis, have her go to a nephrologist for a work up of her proteinuria to find its cause. ...Read more

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My 13yr daughter showed >300of protein in her random urine test pedi dr. Ordered a 24hr ua test. Does this mean she has renal failure? What is proteinur

My 13yr daughter showed >300of protein in her random urine test pedi dr. Ordered a 24hr ua test. Does this mean she has renal failure? What is proteinur

Depends.: Proteinuria is abnormal if either present in the first morning urine, or over a certain amount in 24 hours. Other things being normal, it does not mean either present or future renal failure. ...Read more

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Acute renal failure 2mo ago on BP med my gfr bun n creatinine better in 2wk. Currently have protein +3, ph >9, leuk+1 no sxs just cloudy dark urine?

Acute renal failure 2mo ago on BP med my gfr bun n creatinine better in 2wk. Currently have protein +3, ph >9, leuk+1 no sxs just cloudy dark urine?

Acute Renal Failure: 25F acute renal failure doing better on BP MEDS. No enough information. Recently pregnant? Was BP high first? What is your ethnicity.? What was cause of renal failure? "Dark" urine term is not clear. No pun intended. Protein in urine is evidence of ongoing kidney damage. Follow your Nephrologist advice. Can get second opinion from me if desired. ...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 Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more