I have retroaortic left renal vein, which is supposed to be a finding in some cases of lupus nephritis and is indicative of some serious diseases, lupus being one of them. It is an interesting thing to read up on as far as being a predictor and it can be a finding on lumbar ct scans or mris. Its odd to think that our actual blood flow to the kidneys can be altered or deformed. When the abnormally routed vein becomes compressed you can get a variety of symptoms like blood in urine, pain and other things and they call it nutcracker syndrome. What makes me mad is that there are treatments if there is a problem. Because mydoc didn't see blood and protein in one quicky urine test, she would not refer me to a nephrologist, though I've had blood and protein in the past often and most of the other symptoms. Lots of times it is not even listed. I hope more is done to prevent kidney damage in the future. And I hope that your kidneys get better. It is a horrible pain and just can be maddening when it goes on a long time.
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids