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Headaches, hot flashes, nausea, sleepy. Protein in urine. Had kidney infection. Suggestions?

I have severe headaches, hot flashes, I am sleepy all the time and have nausea. I have seen the Dr 3 times in the past 2 weeks all times showing protein in my urine. The Dr keeps having me come back to recheck to see if the protein goes away but it does not. What could be causing this and should I see a different Dr at this point? Even though I rest I am still very worn down feeling during the day. I was treated for a kidney infection but was told the infection has cleared but still have protein in my urine.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Dec 2012

Thanks for posting on HCM,

Excess kidney in urine usually implies that the kidney is diseased. You will need to have your doctor run a kidney function tests done to determine the state of your kidney.

There are three main mechanisms to cause proteinuria:

- Due to disease in glomerulus
- Because of increased quantity of proteins in serum (overflow proteinuria)
- Due to low reabsorption at proximal tubule (Fanconi syndrome)

Your blood pressure too will have to be checked for hypertension.
There are several diseases that can be responsible for protein in urine besides kidney infection and the infection might be the main cause of your proteinuria and also the other symptoms you are having.
You might need to see a nephrologist for further evaluation and maybe treatment.

Hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 11 Jun 2013
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