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What can cause an acute change in gfr? Mine dropped from normal range to 42 over 2 month period. Cr is 1.5. Lupus patient. Trace protein. Norm bp.

What can cause an acute change in gfr? Mine dropped from normal range to 42 over 2 month period. Cr is 1.5.  Lupus patient. Trace protein.  Norm bp.

Recheck: Increased creatinine in lupus could be sec to medications, dehydration, lupus flare. Creatinine must be rechecked, urine analysis should be done to look for blood and protein, lupus blood tests must be done to look for lupus activity.May need kidney biopsy if none gives the answer. ...Read more

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Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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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?

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?

Nephritis: Lupus is known to cause inflammation in the kidney and that can result in blood in urine. It is good that you are under the care of a doctor. You may consult this site and address the matter with your doctor. http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-and-kidneys ...Read more

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I have lupus and i get so tired when it's time for my menstrual cycle?

I have lupus and i get so tired when it's time for my menstrual cycle?

See below: Some patients with autoimmune diseases report feeling worse before the start of the menstrual cycle. Some think it is because immune system is at its lowest level---i.E complements are low right before the start of the cycle. ...Read more

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Extreme fatigue about 1.5 weeks before my menstrual and doesn't end till half way thru my menstrual period..what can help with this?! its so draining

Extreme fatigue about 1.5 weeks before my menstrual and doesn't end till half way thru my menstrual period..what can help with this?! its so draining

See doctor: Get tested for other causes of fatigue first. Then speak with a gynecologist. Progesterone levels increase during the second half of the menstrual cycle. Progesterone can increase fatigue, anxiety and depression in some. Talk to your doctor about ways to balance hormones. ...Read more

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Why do I have a lupus flare during my menstrual cycle most of the time? Also my p.O.T.S symptoms worsen during this time how can I help this?

Inflammation: Lupus and the pre-menstrual phase of the cycle are both known for being states of increased inflammation, so it makes sense that you might have this and notice it during your menstrual cycle. I would speak with your rheumatologist regarding medications that are safe to take to diminish the flare symptoms, as some anti-inflammatories are harmful for kidneys. Best of luck. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more