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could I have this condition?

Posted In: Kidney conditions 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 9, 2006
  • 09:48 PM

I have a question and any reccomendations or helpful advice or comments will be greatly appreciated. For the past 2 years I have been seeing a nephrologist because I have protien in my urine and this has been monitored by 24 hour urine collections. The last level of protien found in my urine was 0.4grams; which is the highest that is has been but it has gone up each time this collection has been taken. When I was younger I always had strep throat and there were times when I would get it really bad. And now even though I do not have strep throat or even sore throat I occasionally spit up these small yellowish balls that smell funny honestly they smell like your breath smells when you have strep throat. There are times when I feel like more run down than usual and my throat will hurt and I will just feel sick then it will go away. 2 years ago that I started having kidney infections and that is when they discovered the protien in my urine and I was sent to a nephrologist. The doctor just diagnosed me with protienuria, and has done no other test or anything. Lately I have been having a sore throat and I feel more tired and run down than usual and I have been spitting up more of these "balls" than usual. I am study pharmacology for my nursing program and we are studying this disease called Post strept. glomerulonephrits and I didnt know if this could be a possible cause for my symptoms? Thanks for reading and any comments are greatly appreciated

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