Question about kidney involvement?

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   Posted 7/26/2011 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone.  Hope you are having a good summer.  Recently my routine urine/blood tests showed possible "proteinuria".  After rerunning several tests and adding a couple of new tests, the rheumy confirmed that there is something going on with the kidneys.  Definite proteinuria.  Currently, I am awaiting an appointment with a nephrologist.  Just wondering what to expect at this visit?  Are there any specific questions I should ask?  Just curious (and maybe a little nervous confused ).
Thank you!

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   Posted 7/27/2011 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Proteinuria is simply a condition where protein is filtered out of your blood and can cause edema and kidney damage.  You might be asked to do a 24 hour urine test, additional blood tests, and even a kidney biopsy.  The good news is that it is usually treatable with an ace inhibitor like lisinopril.
I have it and my kidneys have returned to normal function.

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   Posted 7/27/2011 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the link. That was exactly the information I needed. And I am reassured to know that your kidneys have returned to normal. I think that was my biggest concern and you answered the question that I was afraid to ask.
Thank you,
Take care, Fran

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