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What amount of protein in urine is normal?

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Just putting my paperwork in order which covers most of my exhausting journey! Some bits are missing as I used to get so annoyed that yet another doctor wasn’t helping I would throw the letters in the bin like a spoilt child 😂

Anyhow I keep seeing +1 protein in my urine? Is this normal for those suffering an autoimmune disease? I know we are all different but this triggers a memory when my son was born, 5 years ago they told me I need to go to my gp as I had too much protein in my urine. I never followed it up because quite frankly I needed to look after a new born.

I can’t really find much on the internet about it. If anyone can share their experiences?

Xx

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Dear Lisa, Glomerular auto-immune disease can cause protein in the urine. I have IGA Nephropathy, which fits in somewhere with my SLE. In my case, it is always accompanied by gross hematuria, I had a biopsy of the kidney to confirm.

Have you ever had investigations into how your kidneys are doing by a Nephrologist?

Hope this helps.

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Lisalou19 in reply to LupusKaren

Hello LupusKaren,

No investigations so far, infact the doctor doesn’t seem concerned about it. This is why I’m wondering if +1 is a normal range

X

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LupusKaren in reply to Lisalou19

Agreed, in some people it could be deemed as normal for them. Have you had any blood tests recently to include kidney function?

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Lisalou19 in reply to LupusKaren

Yes I have, that must have been normal I’m guessing for them to not look into it further x

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LupusKaren in reply to Lisalou19

That is usually the case Lisa, any red flags they should call you in. If you have a GP appt coming up, as this has been on your mind, always worth mentioning it to him or her.

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