I am undiagnosed. I have an appointment at the end of August for Rheumatology. I have come up positive for RA but have not had the tests yet for Lupus specifically (it's only that RA doesn't explain my neurological problems and I have rashes - so I want testing for Lupus as well).
My bladder is a problem in general and I did way too much last week, which could cause my symptoms today, but I wanted to make sure it wasn't a uti.
It came up positive for blood in my urine. I believe just "trace" but this is the second time. I went in for the same reason a few months ago and also had blood in my urine.
They want to see how the culture does because they don't feel it's a uti. The dip test comes up positive they said because of the blood.
I am asking the Lupus board because I thought kidney problems are usually involved with Lupus?
Is there something I should watch for that says I need to go back? My mom wants me to make an appointment with my regular pcp and see about a referral to urology.
My temperature was 99.8 today when I went in but they said since I have an auto-immune disease, they can't really take that as a sign of infection.