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Need suggestions sporadic cloudy urine r/s kidney pain blood protein 8.1, urine protein 10mg, ESR 29mm all other blood and urine tests normal. Fu 1wk?

Need suggestions sporadic cloudy urine r/s kidney pain blood protein 8.1, urine protein 10mg, ESR 29mm all other blood and urine tests normal. Fu 1wk?

Rule out Stones: Normal urine test makes stone less likely. But would ultrasound your kidneys to rule out right side kidney stone. Cloudy urine is probably occurs on the days when you take dairy (milk, ice cream, shake, cheese) and vegetable-rich diet. The significance is that you may form phosphate stone this way. Cut dairy some to avoid kidney stone disease. ...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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Recent lab tests all norm except low blood/urine protein (vegan) and low GFR (79). Now have blood pressure 160/135 after raising lisinipril. Kidneys?

Recent lab tests all norm except low blood/urine protein (vegan) and low GFR (79). Now have blood pressure 160/135 after raising lisinipril. Kidneys?

Consult nephrologist: Your eGFR is lower than normal and is probably even lower, given that you are a vegan. Diabetes and high blood pressure are risks for kidney disease and both are worse than the sum of each. It would be prudent to consult a nephrologist. ...Read more

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I have SLE and MCTD and in a current flare. My total random Urine protein test came back hi at 17.6 mg/dL. Is this a concern for kidney involvement?

I have SLE and MCTD and in a current flare.  My total random Urine protein test came back hi at 17.6 mg/dL.  Is this a concern for kidney involvement?

A random reading: is JUST THAT! RANDOM! However a 24 hour collection is indicated. Speak with the Health Care Provider who is treating your SLE! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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Had urine test, some results urine occult blood negative trace Urine protein screen negative, trace mg\dl negative. is this normal reading with trace ?

Had urine test, some results urine occult blood negative trace Urine protein screen negative, trace mg\dl negative. is this normal reading with trace ?

Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. Having said that, the results you provided are normal. ...Read more

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My urine protein came back as a 1plus and they flagged it a what does that mean? My. Urine blood was a 2plus should I be worried?

My urine protein came back as a 1plus and they flagged it a what does that mean? My. Urine blood was a 2plus should I be worried?

See your doctor: Seeing protein in your urine can be the sign of a number of different diseases. It can be a sign of urinary tract infection, early kidney disease, diabetes, multiple myeloma, etc. You should return to your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Trace protein in urine on and off for around 10 years.. lastly did a urine protein to creatinine ratio it was 0.13 with normal <0.2 blood cr 0.9bun 15?

Trace protein in urine on and off for around 10 years.. lastly did a urine protein to creatinine ratio it was 0.13 with normal <0.2 blood cr 0.9bun 15?

No concern: What you described is not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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On 20mg methotrexate/day for RA symptoms. Have 65 mg of urine in protein/day. I have to take another blood/urine test. What is the dr. Looking for?

On 20mg methotrexate/day for RA symptoms. Have 65 mg of urine in protein/day. I have to take another blood/urine test. What is the dr. Looking for?

Proteinuria: Dr is monitoring your kidney function since you are on methotrexate. Increasing amounts of protein in the urine would suggest decreasing kidney function; if that occurs, the dose of mtx would probably be decreased, or another agent for your RA might be considered. ...Read more

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+ANA protein and blood urine achy knees elbows hands now tongue blisters all lupus test neg. Family history of lupus. Could it still be lupus?

+ANA protein and blood urine achy knees elbows hands now tongue blisters all lupus test neg. Family history of lupus. Could it still be lupus?

Maybe, maybe not: Blood testing for lupus is not perfect, but it is pretty good. Be sure to get a referral to see a rheumatologist. Timing of testing could be important, but the other autoimmune diseases are possible too. ...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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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more