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Just got my urine results in my mailbox without an explanation - help?


Hi everyone, my doctor discovered in a blood test that I had a GFR of 63 (I'm only 37 years old), then I did an ultrasound, which was perfect, and now I got my urine results in the mailbox. They look alarming but I won't be able to reach my doctor before tomorrow afternoon. I have 1,9 creatinine, very high level of bacteria, high level of white blood cells, high level of epithelial cells. I know you guys aren't doctors; but any idea what that could mean? With googling I ended up with Nephropathy? Any insight is appreciated. Thanks!

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Those urine test results point to a urine infection which should be treated urgently with a course of antibiotics so that the infection is prevented from travelling to the kidneys and causing a kidney infection.

Sarahdottir in reply to Celtic

Weird. I have no symptoms of a urine infection. I've had them in the past and they were always super painful, and there was blood in my urine. Right now everything is fine; I don't think it can be that. I'll update when i've spoken to the doctor. Thanks!

I am 34. I had a spot urine check two weeks ago, it showed 3+ Protein, a bit of red and white blood cells, no casts. My ultrasound showed that my kidneys are fine. I don't experience any symptoms, except my BP is a bit high 130/90. I guess each person is different. It is definitely worthwhile to have it properly checked. I am seeing a physician next week.

Bet117 in reply to SamuelChin

Best to get it checked. Proteinuria and Hematuria need to be watched.

Please get back to me and let me know the outcome.

Think Positively!


Celtic in reply to Sarahdottir

The appearance of bacteria, high white cell count etc are what I have experienced with UTIs. It is possible to have a UTI and not experience symptoms especially in the early stages.

Sarah: be patient, and confident; and please don't play matching with Google. I tried the same thing when I learned my massive protein leak, and I got "potential kidney failure". It is best to see a physician to have a detailed examination. Since you don't feel any symptoms, any diagnose at this point is considered EARLY.

You were right ;) The numbers on the urine test were actually not alarming at all, according to my doctor. I freaked out because the lab had marked them in red, above the norm, but it's fine apparently. I was too impatient!

Sounds like urinary tract infection to me. I get at least one a month.

Wait, I am confused. You said your creatinine level was 1.9??? I assume you mean 1.9 mg/dl. That would make your egfr MUCH lower than 63.

Sarahdottir in reply to RickHow

It says 1,9 g/L. I spoke to my doctor today and she said it's surprisingly good? Apparently all the other numbers are not alarming either, it's a tiny but above the norm but nothing crazy. Now I have to wait 3 months to see a nephrologist.

Edit: it also says in the document that 0,6 until 1,8 are normal.

So glad the doctor is not worried. Keep an eye on test results get a written copy and keep checking and comparing. You must be your own advocate. Voice your concerns. Ask as many questions as you need to.

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