Re: anyone else having trouble with too much protein
dtman is totally right here,really.the biggest culprit in having protien in the urine IS from underlying kidney disease which also can be a complication from diabetes and high blood pressure.protien in my urine was actually the first symptom I actually had that indicated that I had polycystic kidney disease.I did not even know I had the PKD til about five years later.the lab work i had had done was thru my normal fire dept physical and i was told about the protien thing but blew it off and never actually followed upon it with my own doc until after my son became deathly ill and was dxed with PKD which had also destryed his liver too.
you mentioned that she did have an ultrasound but did not mention any results??what does he actual blood work show with regard to overall kidney functions??if you do not have your own copies of all her records ahe needs to get those froma ll treating docs and all and any testing that was done at any place,like docs or hospitals and the ultrasound reports.i can guarentee you that once you obtain allof this info,espescially the docs clinic notes?you will definitely have a much clearer picture of what the docs all have been thinking with regard to her overall health and her kidney situation.docs just never think to actually tell their patients everything.but she does definitely need to be under the care of a good nephrologist forthe best care possible.I love my neph,really,he takes very great care of my kidneys.i foundout allkinds of info from him that I never got from my primary,they only know so much about any given subject.usually just the basics.Gather up all that info I mentioned and start reading thru it all,and soon.it will help.and then keep requesting the updates for your files like once or twice a year or more if she is being seen very frequently.good luck and please keep us posted.Marcia