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I have lupus -but my doctor never checks me urine ;but she does a cbc, cmp, esr, complements, cpk, bun, and creatinine. Should i be concerned w/ no ua?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: Urine in lupus

Lupus is known to affect the kidneys, however, not in every patient.
If there is a concern that your kidneys are affected, you doc should check your urine. It sounds she checks your kidney function by way of creatinine, so she monitors kidney function already. If you have any symptoms related to your kidneys - frequency, urgency, bloody/cloudy urine you need to bring them up to your doc.

In brief: Urine in lupus

Lupus is known to affect the kidneys, however, not in every patient.
If there is a concern that your kidneys are affected, you doc should check your urine. It sounds she checks your kidney function by way of creatinine, so she monitors kidney function already. If you have any symptoms related to your kidneys - frequency, urgency, bloody/cloudy urine you need to bring them up to your doc.
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