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Coukd nephrotic syndrome be missed on regular blood work?

I only ask because I have been carrying around about 20-30 pounds of generalized pitting edema/fluid for about two years now and nobody can figure out the underlying cause.

I've been screened for heart, liver, kidney diseases, as well as albumin/protein deficiency and thyroid issues. Everything comes back normal but I still have the fluid. When the edema gets severe, I feel very dried out, almost like I am dehydrated. Normal bp, no diabetes and I was normal weight before the water retention. I'm not taking any meds

I've got some major colitis and gastritis issues but docs say that the edema is not connected
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