Hi everyone I’ll try and keep this as short as possible
I am 21 and I had my third child on the 31st of May this year. Around 25 weeks pregnant I had blood traces in my wee, around 30 weeks I started getting protein too. BP remained stable the whole time so doctors ruled out pre eclampsia.
Now 8 weeks post baby I’m seeing a renal consultant who has said he suspects I have IGA Nephropathy. I have +4 traces of blood and +1 of protein . He has said he’d like to see me again on the 23rd of August to repeat bloods and urine. If my levels are the same or worst, then he recommends a biopsy.
This scares the hell out of me. I don’t do hospitals, I don’t do needles, and honestly I just feel like crying
I want to know if it’s worth putting it off for now until things become more problematic?
I have no other symptoms apart from the blood and protein . I don’t have swelling, high blood pressure or anything like that. My kidney function was above 90 at my most recent test
So why should I go through a biopsy when I have 3 young children to care for?
I just feel that if it is IGAn they are only giving it a name as there’s no treatment for it anyways, they just treat the symptoms , so really, what is the point?
What would you do? Would you ask to watch and wait? Or would you go ahead?
I’m just sick of being poked and prodded now and honestly I just want to be left alone to enjoy my new baby and being with my family
Anyone available to help me please? I just don’t know what to do anymore
I’m not sleeping, I’m constantly worrying, I feel so depressed and borderline suicidal right now
My family are trying to be supportive but they just don’t understand how frightened I am 😭