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Back and pelvic pain, frequent urination, loss of sleep. Excess protein detected in urine test. Treatment?

I am continuing to have severe lower back and pelvic pain on my right side. It started last Thursday when I felt I could not hold my urine any more.... then frequent urination got worse.... only a little at a time... and I went for a urine analysis. I just got notified that I have way too much protein in my urine...and my doctor wants me to go to a kidney specialist now. I cannot sleep because of the pain... and I don t know what to think any more? If you could possibly shed some light on this subject.. I would greatly appreciate it.
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Nephrologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.
If you have severe back pain and increased frequency of urination it could be an infection. You need to do an ultrasound to rule out underlying obstruction or stones which could explain the pain.
Presence of proteins in urine can be due to infection. However it often is a sign of underlying kidney disease.
Therefore you need to see a nephrologist who will review all the results and order further investigations to find out the cause and advice further treatment
Hope this helps
Good luck.
Answered: Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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