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Hello all I'm asking this question on behalf of my mum, who is 62 and no particular health problems. I'll keep it brief.
Over the past several months she has developed the following symptoms;
Urinating less often with a lack of urge to need to pee and only urinating in small amounts.
An aversion to eating meat
Slight weight gain around stomach
Slight intermittent puffiness to face and fingers.
For about the past 18 months she has been treated for Rosacea.
She was chatting with someone who is a district nurse about diets and mentioned this sudden aversion to meat which she is finding really weird. The nurse said that could actually indicate a kidney issue.
As I am diabetic, I had someone protein testing sticks and gave them to her to test her pee. The indicated a moderate level of protein.
She saw her GP today. He tested a sample and said there was quite a significant amount of protein. He said this could be an infection and also randomly mentioned the menopause, even though she is well past that. But he's sending the sample off and she is getting blood tests tomorrow for;
HbA1C, B12 & Folate, Lipid, U&E, Vit D, Iron, FBC, Liver Function, Calcium, Thyroid.
So, questions is, do these generally sound like symptoms that could be associated with kidney issues? She is a bit concerned about being fobbed. Also, are there any blood other blood tests that would be helpful. I know when I go to my diabetic reviews they do my ACR and eGFR, etc. Does anyone know if these will be included in my mum's tests what she is being sent for?
Any help much appreciated.
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