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elevated levels of protein and creatine, do a biopsy?

My son has elevated levels of protein and creatine in his urine and now the hospital wants to do a biopsy on his kidney to see what damage is done is this normal
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replied January 14th, 2012
I'm 25 and my creatinine is through the roof and i have 15% function of my kidneys' I told them to go screw themselves when they said biopsy. Look at the simpler conditions that may be surrounding his condition. I.E Does he run marathon lengths, is he on the football team taking protein supplements, check his lifestyle options, TO include if he's ever touched stackers, diet aids, MDPV aka Bath Salts, or does severe dyhydration exercise as per Wrestling.

They are telling me my kidney failure is due to my running 6-10 miles a day. Shortly after telling me this I decided to inform them that I'm attending college to be a Molec Neuro Endocrinologist and that they are full of themselves for writing off other issues that I have and trying to find the quickest diagnosis whether or not it was wrong. Get a second opinion, no reason to get sliced over the possibility of something else. (I personally have no pain unless I drink coffee, I went in for routine blood work, and have been sitting at 14-16% for about 2 months with creatinine sitting at 4.6 to 5.8 and they can't figure out why. I started seeing the doc about it on the 3 of January.
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replied January 14th, 2012
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He is 15 years old, 6' 3" tall and slender build. He plays lots of sports throughout the year-basketball, baseball, track, etc. He does not drink protein suppliments of any kind, only drinks diet pop if any, but has high blood pressure, so he is on medications for that. He was born with his heart tipped at such an angle that the bottom is sticking between his ribs and you can see every heart beat. The only cure for that would be to do surgery to straighten. They believe this may be the cause for the high blood pressure and therefore the kidneys not working like they should,and they want to see how much damage has been done to them before they have failure and need to be replaced.
I agree with the second opinion so I tried to get him into another specialists and he said that if he is already a patient of this doctor he is in fantastic hands because he is the number one doctor for children with this problem in the United States, or so he says, I am just wondering if they are protecting each other.
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replied January 31st, 2012
hello! m a kidney patient myself, had a total renal failure year ago and now got transplanted with a new kidney. Don get fooled by foolish ppl. get an expert advise. u didnt mention his current creatinine level! if its not very high, and if its not increasing acutely dont go for the biopsy. rather try to maintain his diet and get the creat down, a slight increase in create doesnt pose any high risk to his health. however, if the creatinine is increasing then considering a biopsy wld be a wise idea, dont worry biopsy doesnt spoil the kidneys, infact it will give u the exact condition of the kidney, and will also give a proper diagnosis incase there is any infections. i would suggest that, u go for the biopsy only if the creatinine is increasing.
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replied November 16th, 2012
My 2 cents...
I'm a kidney transplant patient. My creatine is 1.1 which is above normal but I have an unusually high level of protein in my urine. I also have steroid induced Type 2 Diabetes which is under control. My A1C is 6.1.

After doing a 24 hour urine test, my doctors have suggested a biopsy. I have no reason to doubt them and neither should you.

I have a short rejection period where this procedure was done. It did NOT hurt at all. Thankfully they were able to find out the cause put me on a heavy dose of drugs for a couple of days.

It's been +3 years and life is great!

Good luck to you.
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replied November 16th, 2012
My 2 cents...
I'm a kidney transplant patient. My creatine is 1.1 which is above normal but I also have recently developed an unusually high level of protein in my urine. I also have steroid induced Type 2 Diabetes which is under control. My A1C is 6.1.

After doing a 24 hour urine test, my doctors have suggested a biopsy. I have no reason to doubt them and neither should you.

I have a short rejection period where this procedure was done. It did NOT hurt at all. Thankfully they were able to find out the cause put me on a heavy dose of drugs for a couple of days.

It's been +3 years and life is great!

Good luck to you.
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