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hating_that_pred
01-10-2011, 12:03 AM
Anybody with Lupus Nephritis get Kidney pain?

Nonna
01-10-2011, 04:02 AM
Don't have Lupus there, but I get severe pain with my Kidney infections.

How do you know that the lupus is attacking there? Which tests say what?
Sorry to be so ignorant?

Nonna

hating_that_pred
01-10-2011, 10:27 PM
Urine tests, and a kidney biopsy. Also the fact that im leaking so much protein into the urine. But the most specific and accurate findings are from a kidney biopsy.

mountaindreamer
01-11-2011, 08:52 AM
hi hating that pred,

i have kidney involvement, and have been seeing a nephrologist for several years. they have been finding blood in my urine since 1996, but just keep watching my levels very closely. there is no pain associated with lupus nephritis. I experience a lot of pain in my kidney area, but the drs. say that is the inflamation around my kidney, not the kidney itself.

i have been told that the biopsy is not a pleasant test, so i have elected not to get it done unless my counts get really bad.