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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have had a blood test done this week to check my kidney function which came back slightly below normal. I also have slight lower abdominal discomfort which i think is due to ongoing constipation that has been with me for 8 weeks now. I also had urine tested and results came back as slight protein and blood. A sample of my urine has now been sent to the lab. What do you think the problem is??
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi
Doctor :   May i know what blood test was done and the report of it ?
User :   i never got details. i'm from northern Ireland and the doctors here don't go into detail on results. i think it was a blood test to check function and for inflamation?
Doctor :   well there are many causes for blood and protein in the urine
Doctor :   and i also need to know the blood urea valuse to give a specific conclusion
Doctor :   values 8
Doctor :   8
Doctor :   *
Doctor :   Sorry i meant VALUES8
Doctor :   i can say that its nephritic syndrome
Doctor :   and various infections and immunological conditions cause that
Doctor :   i could be more specific if i get some additional information
User :   can burning hands and feet be part of any inflamation
User :   i have had this around 8 weeks as well
Doctor :   it could be due to high blood urea
Doctor :   is there lower abdomen pain ?
User :   yes indeed there is, but i put that down to constipation
Doctor :   i consider that
Doctor :   Do you know what blood tests has he ordered this time ?
Doctor :   Was he planning for biopsy test ?
User :   i have had 7 blood test in the past 8 weeks. He tested me for a thyroid problem and glocuse, liver function and kidney function
Doctor :   ok,
User :   i don't think he was planning on any biopsy test
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   well the comment cause for protein and blood in the urine is Nephritic syndrome
Doctor :   May be glomerlonephritis
User :   what way is that treated?
Doctor :   Medically
User :   yes
Doctor :   and there is another cause for blood in the urine and that would be kindney stones
Doctor :   i mean with medications , course of antibiotics and steroids
User :   are any of these life threatening?
Doctor :   no , but morbidity is high
Doctor :   kind of long term problems
User :   one other thing
Doctor :   yes, please
User :   what are black speckles in stools a sign of? if any?
Doctor :   intestinal bleed
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