Need help reading some kidney test results ... purdy please..

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kookla34
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   Posted 3/1/2010 10:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Someone pleeeeeeease help me. I have lupus nephrits. I felt like I was getting a typical UTI so I went in for some tests. Some of the abnormal out of range results that I am wondering about are the URIC ACID CRYSTALS out of range... said 2+ Mucus 1+ and Creatnine 1.12 Albumin 5.1


So are these way out of range? What in the world is the Uric Acid Crystals about??? Please help me! Does it look like a kidney infection or kidney stones?

Bsime
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   Posted 3/2/2010 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
When uric acid increases in blood it cyrstalizes in joints and causes gout.  Some cases can be controlled with diet but most need meds.  First, something to bring the inflammation down if you are having an attack and then maintenance meds to prevent further attacks.
 
 
Here is a set of reference ranges but they can vary from lab to lab.
 
 
This site will explain the tests although they do not give reference ranges.
 
Bill
MCTD (lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis).  Diagnosed 2005.  Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, Barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005.  Recovered and now active in skiing, tai, chi, hiking, golf.  Meds: prednisone 2.5mg, imuran 25mg, amlodipine, benazapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide and various supplements and vitamins.
 
Remain optimistic and you can overcome the odds.


MJLD
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   Posted 3/2/2010 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey! Have you been diagnosed with Lupus nephritis by biopsy? I have it. Your creatinine is def. not "out of the ball park" at all. Are you seeing a nephrologist? Sorry so many questions. I wouldn't panic at all about these labs. The mucus makes me wonder if it is an infection; in addition to the fact that you were having UTI like symptoms. Usually, Lupus Nephritis doesn't present with symptoms. Judy
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