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Old 01-27-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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Recurrent bladder infections and strange test results

About half a year ago I had my first ever urinary tract infection. I am 33. Since then in 6 months I have had 6. That worries me! I am on metformin and Topamax and Lexapro, maybe a strain on the kidneys?

I have been admitted to the hospital two times within the last two months. I have been pretty sick. Recurrent infections, hypotension etc. and I have just tested positive for B 12 deficiency I think.

But some of these other kidney tests look strange when compared to one month earlier. All numbers are within normal ranges but they have changed fast.

Kreatinin has changed in one month from 65 to 83.

GFR has gone from 91 to 65.

So they're both still within normal but approaching borders. Quite fast.

My Calcium level is 2.15. Which is at the border exactly

Everything else look pretty normal or has only been tested once.

Does this mean anything at all or is it just me? I know nothing about kidneys or bladders...

 
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Re: Recurrent bladder infections and strange test results

At this point, your labs are still all normal. The thing with kidney issues is that one lab test is not enough. You need to see what is happening over time and what the trends are. It is possible that you were dehydrated at the lab test and that is what changed the results so dramatically. When you go again (I'm sure the doc will order more tests, or you can request them) make sure you keep well hydrated the day before. Sorry I can't be more help, but at this point, you are still doing ok, just maybe need to be monitored a bit. Your fluid intake will affect the labs a great deal so this could just be a blip on the radar.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:45 AM   #3
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Re: Recurrent bladder infections and strange test results

Thank you very much Cora. That's very helpfull.

One more think. There was one test, that was out of normal values. I forgot to mention that. My urine PH is 9. Does that mean anything?

 
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Once again, the ph could simply be due to dehydration, or maybe something you ate the day before. Like I said, see how things go on the next round of tests. Everything could be back to where it was.
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Thanks Cora I really appreciate it

 
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