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very quick yet important question

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 30, 2007
  • 11:28 PM

can all kidney diseases and disorders be detected by a urine test? ive been having frequent kidney pain and was given only a urine test, is that sufficient?

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  • No! Blood tests should be done as well. A urinanalysis may be performed to look for infection, but if you suspect kidney disease, blood tests and possibly ultrasounds/cat scans can tell you for sure. If you think you're doctor is not doing enough or not listening to go to a new one! I know from experience that if you're not happy with your health care provider you health will suffer!
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