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Had my urine tested the other day and it was found to contain protein and blood. The sample was sent off to the lab, however, they could not find any bacteria. As I have mild pain (like UTI) my GP is treating my symptoms with trimethropin, however, have to return with another sample of urine to be tested if things don't improve. Anyone any ideas what could be causing this?
 

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Hi Aggie,

Off and on I spill blood and protein also, especially when I have a UTI. As long as the numbers aren't too high my doctor takes the wait and see approach too.

I hope your meds take care of the UTI, if not contact your doctor.

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lazylegs;536068 said:
Hi Aggie,

Off and on I spill blood and protein also, especially when I have a UTI. As long as the numbers aren't too high my doctor takes the wait and see approach too.

I hope your meds take care of the UTI, if not contact your doctor.

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Thanks.....just seem to be getting these problems more frequently and can't understand why!! What causes blood and protein in the urine if bacteria is not the cause?
 

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Do have your Doc. keep a close eye on it. I don't want to scare you but that was what my troubles started out with.....and led to my Lupus diagnosis. I didn't get diagnosed with Lupus until Nephritis had set in...I statred Chemo not long after my diagnosis (worked WONDERS!). Kidneys are very important things..you NEED them... so watch them carefully!
Watch for signs of water retention, when your putting out too much protien you'll start to retain water...that's my first sign that things are getting bad...my feet swell up. Has your Doc. mentioned doing a 24hr urine test?
I've had ups and downs with blood/protien in my urine, but with my past history I keep a close eye on things. First time I had Nephritis I was in horrible condition, second time wasn't nearly as bad, we cought it before it got totally out of control (and I had found a MUCH better Nephrologist!)

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Do have your Doc. keep a close eye on it. I don't want to scare you but that was what my troubles started out with.....and led to my Lupus diagnosis. I didn't get diagnosed with Lupus until Nephritis had set in...I statred Chemo not long after my diagnosis (worked WONDERS!). Kidneys are very important things..you NEED them... so watch them carefully!
Watch for signs of water retention, when your putting out too much protien you'll start to retain water...that's my first sign that things are getting bad...my feet swell up. Has your Doc. mentioned doing a 24hr urine test?
I've had ups and downs with blood/protien in my urine, but with my past history I keep a close eye on things. First time I had Nephritis I was in horrible condition, second time wasn't nearly as bad, we cought it before it got totally out of control (and I had found a MUCH better Nephrologist!)

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Thanks for the advice Eric, much appreciated. Glad you've got things under control. I've been on antibiotics for the last 5 days. I have to provide another urine sample for testing and my GP will take it from there. The slight pain has lessened, however, I've noticed that my urine is a bit frothy and has a weird odour......sorry to be so graphic!!!! I've recently been diagnosed with cutaneous lupus/psoriasis, so not sure whether this symptom is part of it or just a coincidence. Saying that at the same time I've had a really bad flare up of my skin and lost more hair.....so who knows? I was supposed to start Methotrexate, however, had to postpone due to the antibiotics.....is this what you take?
 

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Actually these days I'm not taking much of anything. Been about three years since my last round of chemo (Cytoxan). Got a few drugs (of course). The dreded Pred., Warfarin, BP med, colesterol med. On a whole not too much compared to what I've been on in the past. Doc. keeps a close eye on things, we watch the kidneys carefully. they've been damaged by the nephritis, but luckily not all that bad considering how badly affected they were.

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