2000g protein level in urine..getting nowhere with gp!
So sorry inadvance for jumping in an joining/posting here but i cant seem to get any where or real answers or next step tests from gp....heres my story in short(ish)
So since jan 2011 when i was preg with my lb iv had protein in my urine rangeing from +2 +3..no high blood presure so no worries an normal birth...i get pregnant again feb 12 this time it was +3 +4..only 1 episode of high blood presure an normal delivery at 39 weeks...so no im not preg lg born 7 weeks ago..my protein in *4 constantly.my consultant advised to go for kidney scans an gp will arange.but i seen him and hes making me do more pee an blood test (iv lost count how many iv had already) im due back to see him on 9 th jan i dont kno what to ask him ie is it kidney damage? Stop making me pee an do something else if not just to rule it out :-\ last 3 weeks i have started to feel nauseous.i went to bed feeling sick when i woke i swiched night light on and i had a black dot over my right pupil.my mum said that can be high blood preasure.so can u be diagnosed with ckd if no swelling or high bp? Tia for any replys
p.s....my consultant is a pregnancy/fetal specialist.iv been under his care since 2009 when i found my baby had gross abnormalities anyway he knows iv had protein for at least 2 yrs almost straight! We both thiught qit was purely b/c i was preg that my kidneys couldnt cope with extra waste(not sue if protein was present in 09.may b i could find ou) i went to see consultant about pcr results.only he wernt there so i seen some other lady doc who was more intrested in talking to my partner about the price per m2 for her extention(he was in work gear) when i got home b/c i was none the wiser i checked my note and in the back where blood an urine results from lab are kept i seen the heqding read: **ckd ks1 if other evidence of renal damage is present**
Astricks anall.i rang gp to discus as if frightend me.i cant remember what he said but he palmed me off! Thats y i was looking in to ckd..i know protein isnt the only/sure sign of renal damage or disease but surely to have such high readings for so long deserves more tests than blood an urine over and over again.plus ur kidneys dont leak protein for nothing do they? Xx so much for short story :/
Understand your predicament. The most common cause of proteinuria is kidney damage resulting from diabetes and hypertension. Others could be due to urinary tract infections, immune disorders, trauma and cancer. Some of the chronic infections such as tuberculous kidney may require (IVU / IVP) intravenous pyelography / urography for diagnosis (as well as urine culture for tubercle bacilli.). Discuss these options with your consulting doctor.
He will ask for blood tests, urine culture, an x ray and an ultra sonogram of the abdomen. Sometimes he may ask for an Intravenous pyelogram and a CT scan.
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