Could A Person With Mild Ra Have Elevated Protein In The Urine As A Symptom?

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Could A Person With Mild Ra Have Elevated Protein In The Urine As A Symptom?

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Hi, KK,

I am not a doctor, just a patient. My GP tests for protein in the urine as part of a yearly physical. Per my doc, protein in the urine can be an indication of kidney diease or just a symptom of a bladder infection, etc. If protein in the urine persists, the doctor will usually order addition testing such as a 24 hour urine test to determine what type of protein is showing up in the urine. They look for things like meds that could be affecting the kidneys, hypertension, etc.

Did you have a urinalysis showing elevated protein? What did your doctor say about it?

Best Wishes,

V