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Doctor insights on: Lupus Protein Ketones In Urine Kidney Infection

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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 you have anti ssdna in your blood a month b4 showing symptoms of a kidney Infection? I had the lab work for lupus but I think ssdna from infection

Can you have anti ssdna in your blood a month b4 showing symptoms of a kidney Infection? I had the lab work for lupus but I think ssdna from infection

See details: The single stranded DNA is not a specific testing and is not ordered by any rheumatologist. The double stranded DNA is the one with clinical significance. ...Read more

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I had a kidney infection recently. I have a red rash on my chest for over a year, butterfly shape. Recently hives & weight gain. Could it be lupus?

I had a kidney infection recently. I have a red rash on my chest for over a year, butterfly shape. Recently hives & weight gain. Could it be lupus?

Hard to say.: The butterfly rash from lupus is on the face not chest. A rash, kidney infection, hives and weight gain may or may not all be related. You need to be thoroughly evaluated, with appropriate testing, by your primary care doc. A referral can be done to an appropriate specialist, if indicated by the results of that work-up. ...Read more

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Positive ANA Titer 1:80 Homogenous in my 10 year old daughter. Chronic fatigue and repeat kidney infections. Could it be Pediatric Systemic Lupus?

Positive ANA Titer 1:80 Homogenous in my 10 year old daughter. Chronic fatigue and repeat kidney infections.  Could it be Pediatric Systemic Lupus?

ANA: The ANA, antinuclear antibody, is a nonspecific test that might suggest a connective tissue disorder, but might not. I'm wondering why the test was sent. In any case, given the result, it would be reasonable for your provider to either send off a more complete panel of tests, or refer your daughter to a Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Have lupus. Moderate microscopic hematuria x months though NO RBC in urine, trace ketones in urine,otherwise normal UA. Total bilirubin 1.6. Thoughts?

Have lupus. Moderate microscopic hematuria x months though NO RBC in urine, trace ketones in urine,otherwise normal UA. Total bilirubin 1.6. Thoughts?

Hemolysis: Lupus is sometimes associated with red cell hemolysis. You may be having this phenomenon. Hemolysis can explain blood in urine and elevated bilirubin. However, you need to discuss the matte with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have lupus and concerned with my test results having high levels of protein and blood in my urine. Infection and blood clot in my kidney last year. ?

I have lupus and concerned with my test results having high levels of protein and blood in my urine. Infection and blood clot in my kidney last year. ?

I'm concerned too: Lupus produces problems with the kidney filters more often than not, and this usually announces itself as blood and protein in the urine. Your physician knows how to manage this with others labs. If you had a renal vein thrombosis, it's very serious and you need long-term management by a competent nephrologist. Read up on lupus nephritis and on urinalysis and how to understand the big picture. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your urine is clear when you have a kidney infection?

What does it mean if your urine is clear when you have a kidney infection?

Maybe....: Maybe you don't actually have an infection after all? If you have pain in your side, burning urination and/or frequency, or blood in the urine, but your urine tests are "clear" (negative), you may not have an infection, but another problem, such as a stone. You may require further testing, such as imaging studies, to pin down your problem. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can tell if u have a kidney infection or any type of infection from your urine?

Is it true that you can tell if u have a kidney infection or any type of infection from your urine?

Possible: Doing an analysis of the urine can check for bacteria or agents that would cause an infection in your bladder or kidneys. ...Read more

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Would mild to moderate lukocytes in urine indicate a kidney infection?

Prob Urin Tract Infx: With a properly obtained clean catch urine specimen, mild to moderate leukocytes in the urine might indicate a bladder or kidney infection. Bladder infection might just present with urinary urgency and frequency, sometimes with some blood. Kidney infections usually start with bladder infection then infect the kidneys, in which case fever, chills, and flank pain (frequently with nausea/vomiting). ...Read more

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Can I have a kidney infection with none - only 15 leukocytes in urine?

Can I have a kidney infection with none - only 15 leukocytes in urine?

Possibly: A more sensitive test for urinary tract infection is a urine culture, which typically takes 48-72 hours to get the results. It's not wrong though for your doctor to treat you for UTI on the basis of leukocytes (white blood cells), leukocyte esterase, or nitrites in the urinalysis, although i also recommend sending a confirmatory culture as well. ...Read more

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Are kidney infections worse at night? Healthy 22yo female. Lower left pain, excruciating at night. Some burning in urine. Tender where kidney is.

Are kidney infections worse at night? Healthy 22yo female. Lower left pain, excruciating at night. Some burning in urine. Tender where kidney is.

Pain: Two issues. First, you really need to see a doctor asap. The symptoms you describe have the potential to be due to a very serious condition. Secondly, pain is often worse at night because you are inactive, your mind focused on only the pain, and it keeps you awake. It may not really be worse but feels that way. Am really concerned about your other symptoms. Please go and see somebody today, . Best. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause blood in my urine?

Can a kidney infection cause blood in my urine?

Yes: Uti which can become kidney infection can cause pain and frequency with urination as well as blood in urine. You will need to go to doc to check urine culture, check temperature and possible kidney ultrasound depending on clinical findings. ...Read more

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Well a urine sample show a kidney infection?

Well a urine sample show a kidney infection?

Yes it will: Urine sample will show kidney infection and if you culture it, it will show what bacteria is responsible for infection. ...Read more

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Why there's a lot of bubbles in my urine? Do I have UTI or kidney infection?

Why there's a lot of bubbles in my urine? Do I have UTI or kidney infection?

Bubbles: No relation to urinary tract infection. Sometimes reflects excessive protein in the urine. Have a routine urinalysis if you are concerned. For the most part, this is insignificant though. ...Read more

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From the age of 14-24 I have had over 200 kidney infections on record. There is constant leukocytes and blood in my urine? What does this point to?

From the age of 14-24 I have had over 200 kidney infections on record. There is constant leukocytes and blood in my urine? What does this point to?

Lack of expert care: First of all, if you have not already done so, I would recommend that you be evaluated by a competent urologist. We define urinary tract infection as a positive urine culture. Any adolescent or young adult with recurring urinary tract infections should undergo a certain evaluation which would include x-rays of your kidneys and cystoscopic examination of the lower urinary tract. ...Read more

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I have a microscopic urine WBC of 30...Is this considered a severe kidney infection .

UTI: The urine white cells indicate inflammation in the urinary tract. Most of the time it is due to a simple bladder infection. However, if you have fever, vomiting, flank pain, or confusion it could be a more serious infection involving the kidney. White cells may indicate other types of inflammation too, so it's bed to see your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...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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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more