kidneys working at 60%
My rhuemie had run some tests, a 24 hour urine test that came back with a 396 protein level and blood cells in it, thats why he sent me to the K specialists.
The original report from the 24 hr urine test came back saying my kidneys were working at 60%, which my Kidney Spec. said wasnt all that great. He is repeating the test in two months and depending on those results (which he feels will show more of the same) , he will set me up for kidney biopsies.
Is 60% kidney function with elevated protien and blood cells dangerous? He didnt go into alot of what diseases could be wrong, tho since i have fibromaylgia plus and elevated sed rate( which doesnt happen with fibro), and im always anemic (probably due to the loss of red blood cells), he feels i have some sort or form of autoimmune disease. can someone please tell me, how serious a 60% kidney function level is?
My next appt with the KS is in two months, he wants to collect all the tests run by my fibromaylgia doc and the rheumie doc (who has run tons of test and blood work on me) so he can be more ready to give me a better diagnosis of whats going on. he did tell me he didnt want me worrying since most kidney dysfunctions can now be fixed with some med. I dont know if he was telling me this to make me worry less or if its the truth. I feel like im waiting for the other shoe to drop. any thoughts on this would greatly help my dark mood right now. usually im a bubbly happy person with a positive outlook, but this has me quite concerned for some reason. any words of encouragement would greatly GREATLY be appreciated.