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RBC, albumin spotted in urine. CT scan of kidney normal. Nephrectomy done in right kidney. Precautions?

Nephrectomy was carried on right kidney in year 2003. Thereafter regular CTScans shows normal left kidney, the last scan, about a week back. KFT, LFT tests of last week normal. TSH reading of last week normal. Creatinine since nephrectomy in 2003 is in range of 1.2 to 1.3., the last week being 1.2 and s. urea also normal. Since 2009, there were traces of albumin in urine,but last week report showed albumin in urine as ++++. Even RBC in last week report shows 10-15. Pl. suggest a suitable medicine and precautions to be taken. Regards. EMail id. YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sun, 15 Jul 2012
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Nephrologist 's  Response

the indication for nephrectomy is not clear . is it stone disease or tumor. in any case if now you are haveing 4 plus urine protein, first step is to confirm it by a 24 hrs urine protein and creatinine ratio. and see in urine RBC are dysmorphic by urine testing. if fings show more that 2gm proteinuria with dysmorphic rbc in urine, then you might be having glomerulonephritis ( Intrinsic disease of the kidney).
treatment and medicine will depend on the type and cause of glomerulonephritis. i would sugest please meet your nephrologist at the earliest.
Answered: Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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