hi, for me whenever i had protein in my urine it was usually a sign of a flare, but that was easy each to check with bloodwork. my docs would do a CMP and check my creatinine and if it was high we would go from there. But i know that whenever i had protein in my urine it never hurt to go to the bathroom. i really never felt anything i only knew cuz my urine was a different color ( i know i'm a little strange but everytime i go to the bathroom i check the color of my urine just in case). The only time i had pain when urinating was when i had a bladder infection but my urine was clear and i have never had a kidney infection. did your doc do any bloodwork? I hope you get some answers really soon.
Hugs and prayers, If it was easy being a lupie,
~Suzanne~ the whole world would be one
diagnosed in May '95 with lupus nephritis, hypertension, hypothyroidism, avascular necrosis (knee) '98, kidney transplant April '06, pseudo-cerebral tumor '07, AVN ankles and hips '07
prednisone, cellcept, prograf, lopressor, allopurinol, synthroid, diamox, OsCal +D, lunesta, celexa, percocet for pain