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Hi all,

I recently went to my doctors after the 1st time in 3 years or so for a general medical/check-up as I'd been feeling tired a lot lately, where basically I'd sleep for 8 hours or so and if i'm awake for not even 3 hours 'sometimes' I feel tired again! So anyway I had all blood tests done and everything was fine i.e. blood sugar/iron/liver function etc were all fine but they tested me twice for my kidneys because they weren't happy with something, anyway both sets of tests came back negative I guess, and apparently my urine sample came back showing I had protein in my water.

So I went to the doctors yesterday Friday the 2nd of April and they told me I had a something level (not sure what they said now?) of 161 and that usually it would be between 64 and 104, maybe that will help someone (and me) know what they meant?

Anyway I've now got to go back to the doctors on Wednesday for more blood tests (apparently more specialised blood tests?) and also on the 17th of this month go to the hospital for an ultrasound scan.

What does all this mean? As I only went for a general check up!

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Oh and I'm 31 years old and Male if that info is needed?
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replied January 29th, 2017
Welcome to e health forum.

The medical test results need to be assessed along with consideration of your clinical examination findings and other medical issues that you might have. If you are completely in good health with normal blood pressure, then these findings would be nonspecific.

For your information, Kidney disease usually affects both kidneys. If the kidneys' ability to filter the blood is seriously damaged by disease, wastes and excess fluid may build up in the body.

Although many forms of kidney disease do not produce symptoms until late in the course of the disease, there are six warning signs of kidney disease:

1. High blood pressure.

2. Blood and/or protein in the urine.

3. A creatinine and Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) blood test, outside the normal range. (BUN and creatinine are waste that build up in your blood when your kidney function is reduced).

4. A glomerular filtration rate (GFR) less than 60. GFR is a measure of kidney function.

5. More frequent urination, particularly at night; difficult or painful urination.

6. Puffiness around eyes, swelling of hands and feet.

Once you consult your doctor, you might be able to get proper information about your condition.

I hope this helps.

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