Has anyone had nephritis without having protein in their urine? My last several urine tests have had lot's of white cells, the last few white cells and red cells but no protein. The red cells it says 3-4 per high power field and for white 20-49. I know that's alot but I don't have a UTI. Nitrates aren't positive. And this has been over several months. My lupus has not been doing well this year from the stress of medical school. I was hoping that the blood I had was from my period (even though I had a new tampon) so we did a repeat a full week after my bleeding had stopped and that still had the 3-4 red cells. I've done some research (it's so dangerous being a med student) and people can have lupus nephritis with just red or white cells and have no protein. It looks like they are usually WHO stage 1-3. But still Nephritis. My nephrologist is going to recheck me before my next visit in december, but I'll see my rheumie in october and wonder if something should be done if this is going on? My creatinine has risen slightly from 0.7-0.9 this year. And BUN is still normal as is my blood pressure. So any lupies with nephritis without urine protein out there?