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My husband (52 white male) took blood and urine test for a life insurance policy. Everything came back fine except for his Kidney/Bladder numbers which were all over the place. BUN 21, CREATININE 1.3, URINE PH SCREEN 5.9, PROTIEN 16. It also says that his Urine Creatinine is low at: 17.3, Protein/Creatinine ratio: High at .92, Microalbumin High at 11.2.....and then my greatest worry was his Microalbumin/creatinine ratio says normal range is 0-30.0. His results were 647.3. I am sure they will retest. He says he doesn't have a UTI. Any idea what this means and what he could do for the retest to get better results?
I am 50ish Primary Sjogren's Syndrome patient who's experienced mild flank (kidney) pain for many years, usually bilateral, sometimes concurrent. I do Not have kidney infection or stones. For 2-3 yrs my Creatinine has been mildly low, BUN-to-Creatinine ratio altered but BUN normal. Just found out that 18 months ago my eGFR was >60. Pain has recently gotten worse with frequent copious nocturnal urination, mild headaches, no edema; also not diabetic nor hypertensive. I see my GP soon - what dx and tests should we consider?
I've been having upper left abdominal pain for about 8 months and have had various imaging and lab work done to try to determine the cause. I noticed my lab work showed a 15 point decrease in my GFR over a 3 month period; from 72 in June to 57 in September. Should I be concerned about this? My family doctor said those numbers will fluctuate and that we'll do more lab work when I see him in February.
I wrote in with questions about GFR of ~63 and getting MRI with contrast. Because I continue to have mild kidney pain this week, I asked my GP to get a urinalysis (my HMO has never ordered that any time I've had kidney stones). I have just received the results and it seems to be abnormal for Protein (10 mg/dL), Urobilinogen (<2.0 mg/dL) and LEUKOCYTE ESTERASE (small). Everything else is is in the normal range. I hope that my HMO will provide follow up for me. Sometimes it is difficult to get preventative care. Given protein in my urine, do you still feel that my GFR likely indicates normal kidney function? Do you have any suggestions of anything I should ask my GP?
I cannot make a diagnosis based on the information that you present. You may have extra protein in your urine along with extra white blood cells. 15 more words