... because of normal kidney function test, no protein and no cell cast in urine, and good level of complements. ... (35 replies)
... and mine was at 19. So I am now taking 50,000 of Vit. D once a week. Protein she said was a bit high in urine, but she said not high enough to worry about kidneys at this point. Sorry about the generic not working for you. That is what I am on. I have not had any issues. ... (19 replies)
... were normal last month and was not ordered again. So this blood in urine cannot be contamination, as she had it done a week before her period. So could there be kidney involvement that shows itself with only blood in urine? ... (35 replies)
... IS ANA high enough to be counted? ... (35 replies)
... high ESR,69, high CRP,1. ... (35 replies)
... ml but does not provide any more categories. Alicat, according to the Bioplex categories you provided, and as you said, her value of 20 is not insanely high but it is a strong positive. But still the rheumy could order that to be done with a different method to be sure. ... (35 replies)
... hour urine collection or kidney biopsy at this juncture. ... (35 replies)
... citrullinated protein AB, is that right? ... (5 replies)
... Were you warned that most people with lupus must make serious changes re UV, such as avoiding midday sun, wearing sunblock with high SPF, hats with brims, long leggings, and long sleeves? ... (5 replies)
... The protein content in my urine - 24 hours urine -is very very high - 4845 ..maximum being145...nearly 34 times higher..I am baffled by this. I am on medication for two types of B.P tablets one in themorning and one in the night, along with diabetic tablets...my b.p is also very high ranging from 170/90 to 200/204/100, and doesnt seem coming down.
Please advise me... (0 replies)
Just wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your mother and how she suffered so much with diabetes:( . I lost someone very dear to me in the same way. As for the protien in your urine, deffinitely not normal. Veej gave you some great advice to check out. I tried to remember all of the different things my Dr. had me tested for that may apply to your... (2 replies)
... ft leg below the knee off and died 8 days later.I had been a diabetic for a year at this time. type 2. They told me at christmas time that I have huge amounts of protein in my urine that I will need to see a rheumtologist. which I will be finally seeing her june 4th. took 6 months to see this doctor. ... (2 replies)
... My next round of lab work in June showed my protein at around 2,400, tripled from May. I finally gave in on the prednisone, she put me on 20mg for one week, and then down to 15mg daily. ... (4 replies)
... After you get results on your blood tests, urine culture and ultrasound, if nothing shows up to explain blood in urine, I would ask for a nephrology referral. ... (6 replies)
... I think protein can be found in urine for many reasons other than lupus nephritis...for example, due to kidney infection, high BP, exercise, being out in the cold, etc. ... (6 replies)
... Calamity, I've never taken Methotrexate. But I think any blood in urine needs follow-thru, minimally another urinalysis.
Re UTI. Like you, I feel symptoms when I have a UTI (mainly pain on urination); but it wouldn't hurt to actually see your urinalysis results, to double-check WBC and bacteria levels.
Re kidney infection & stones. I've been surprised a few times by... (6 replies)
... Thank you Vee, I finally have an appointment with a nephrologist next Tuesday. My 24 hour urine came back rather high. ... (3 replies)
... Sorry to ask this its just i dont get alot of answers from my dr. she also found protine in my urin but didnt say anything about it. I found some of my test results on there web site. any way does anyone know if that could be caused by lupus? it wasnt very high it was like 2+. sorry to ask so many questions im just at wits end....
hope everyone is taking care
carrie (2 replies)
... If the number is high and stays high and the 24 hr. urine etc. ... (7 replies)
... Hi, csaved. I'm very sorry to read about your mother & about your own health problems. I'll try to say a few things about lupus in plain language, then, hopefully, others here will add more soon.
Lupus is an immune system disorder in which the immune system is overactive but aberrant: it mistakenly produces antibodies that damage your own body. It ranges from mild to... (2 replies)