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Hello !

I feel like we all really need to be our own advocate when it comes to health issues. I also feel that a lot of things are "overlooked" and if we don't speak up about them, we are the ones that can end up in trouble.

I know I discussed on here before about the last 4 urine tests coming back with 1+ protein in urine and no one saying anything about it.

Well, I called my GP today and said the last four urine tests have come back like that and I NEVER had that in there before and getting concerned about it and would like to be seen by Dr....... the kidney specialist.

The response, oh yes you should be seen when it has come back that many times.

Now if I kept my mouth shut about it, I would not be seen.

I just want to be "safe" about it and if it is normal, then horray !!!!


So please - when something you know is not right, open your mouth and ask questions and to be seen if you think you need too.
 

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Well done Paula for being proactive!

Fingers crossed for you and your appointment when you go!

Love and hugs!

Lesley
 

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I'm glad you are being seen by a specialist, I'm in a similar situation to you although it goes back and forth between trace and 1+ so I'm not too concerned myself yet. Let us know what you find out and how everything goes.

It is kinda sad that you have to ask for specialist care in situations like this, but you have to do what you have to do to take care of yourself! So well done!
 

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Hi Paula

I have tested positive for protein in my urine every time at the lupus clinic and the docs for the last 8 years. I have done several 24 hour tests and it has never been sufficient to be of worry apparently.

I was sent by my rheumy to see the kidney specialist and after an ultra sound scan and an embarrassing test with a camera he said everything was amazingly healthy despite both blood and protein being present in my urine. The consultant looked like Kenneth Williams :eek: (out of the Carry on Doctor & Nurse film series), in a very dapper suit, and when he came bobbing towards me with a camera attached to some sort of headset like a sci-fi prop I had trouble not laughing.:lol: It had been made worse by my saying to my partner about 20 minutes before "I shall be fine as long as Kenneth Williams over there isn't the consultant I'm seeing".

I think it is a shame your medics did not discuss this with you and you had to raise it. But great that you are taking charge. Here's hoping your outcome is as positive as mine and you don't bump into any Carry On medics in the process.

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Sara
 

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hi just read your thread i wos first diagnosed with protein in my urine (proteinurea) whitch led to kidney failure so it needs keepin a check on ie biopsy ps iam male and whot area do yoy live in *bundy
 
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