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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