Whats wrong with my kidneys

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tomjohn
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   Posted 11/8/2013 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys,

Im a 22 year old male. Been weightlifting/Natural bodybuilder for the past four years. Im 5'11 and roughly 190lbs. Back in January this year, I started having foamy urine. Didn't think nothing of it. I was on a high protein diet and supplements like creatine and amino acids. Back in may I had Complete Blood Count done for other reasons, everything came back normal except for my creatinine levels (measured 121. Normal is 90-105) and I was also told I had a trace of protein in my urine. I was told to lay off all supplements and cut down on my protein. I did just that.
In July I went to see a nephrologist. They did another CBC, ultrasound of kidneys and urinstix test. My creatinine was down to 105, ultrasound was good and the urinstix was clear. However, my 24h urintest said I had 0,3g of protein in my urine. I was told to do another 24h urine test a week ago. That came back with 0,2g of protein in it, and my creatinine levels was 106.

I still have very foamy urine in the morning, less foamy during the day - sometimes none. But the doctor wants me to do a creatinine clearance test, and a CT scan with dye of the kidneys.

I don't know what is wrong with my kidneys or how I should interpret the results!

opnwhl4
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   Posted 11/9/2013 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
tomjohn

Welcome to Healing Well.

My best advice would to follow up with the tests the doctor wants to do. It's best to be safe and rule anything out.

Take care,
Bill
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tomjohn
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   Posted 11/10/2013 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I intend to do that. Its just, I feel so down.
Im very confused, because on the internet it sounds like if there is protein in the urine for longer than a day, then you have kidney disease. The doctors dont like the 0,2mg of protein in my urine either. However I still get no answers.

opnwhl4
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   Posted 11/11/2013 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
tomjohn

I can relate to feeling down about health issues. I'd also recommend staying off of "Dr. Google" until your doctor can sort things out. I know I have convinced myself that I had some strange dire disease from symptoms and tests I had done in the past.

Over in the GERD forum we have so many people go there for the 1st time sure they have esophageal cancer because the symptoms they have and what the internet says those symptoms mean.

Take care,
Bill
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tomjohn
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   Posted 11/14/2013 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
You are absolutely right. Google can be harmful in many ways when we deal with health issues.
But I would just like to know what people think is my problem? Some of you might have experience with these issues, and I would like to know whats going on.

tomjohn
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   Posted 12/5/2013 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
So my EDTA clearance was normal, but I still have foamy urine (I'd say around 80% of the time I go its foamy) which to me still indicates that protein still remains in it.

How can everything be normal BUT the slight (0.2g 24/h) elevation protein in my urine? I dont get it. What is going on :(
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