Do Proteinuria and Hematuria Mean You Get IgA Nephropathy

“Doctor. Local hospital medical test report showed that I have urine protein 3+, and occult blood 2+. And then I was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy. Do proteinuria and hematuria mean IgA Nephropathy?” This is a message left below. If you have any questions, you can also leave a message below.

How to make diagnosis of IgA Nephropathy?

Proteinuria and hematuria can not make sure that you get IgA Nephropathy. This disease is associated with mucosal immune system. The abnormal immune system causes IgA and its immune complexes to deposit in glomeruli, leading to inflammation. As a result, proteinuria and occult blood occur, but with these two symptoms, it does not mean you have IgA Nephropathy. Urinary system diseases can also cause occult blood. And nephritis and Nephrotic Syndrome can also lead to urine protein.

IgA Nephropathy is a kind of chronic kidney disease. During its progression, high blood pressure, renal insufficiency and other symptoms can also present. Therefore, you can not judge whether you have it or not simply from single index, but from comprehensive analysis of your test report.
Do Proteinuria and Hematuria Mean You Get IgA Nephropathy

1. Urine test

-blood urine: red blood cells in urine present polymorphism, which can indicate that they are from glomeruli.

-proteinuria: with IgA Nephropathy, you may not have proteinuria.
Do Proteinuria and Hematuria Mean You Get IgA Nephropathy

2. Kidney function test

Serum creatinine” when it elevates to more than 132.6 umol/L, the probability of IgA Nephropathy will increase, but it can not exclude that it is other kidney diseases that cause it.

3. Immunologic test

In IgA Nephropathy immunoassay, 37%-75% patients have IgA component circulating immune complexes. And about 50% of patients have elevated serum IgA. Therefore, this test is often used into the diagnosis of IgA Nephropathy.
Do Proteinuria and Hematuria Mean You Get IgA Nephropathy

However, with the above tests, it still needs medical history and various clinical manifestation to make a clear diagnosis.

Do proteinuria and hematuria mean you get IgA Nephropathy? No, they do not. Before taking treatment, you should make a clear diagnosis of your disease. Only in this way can you achieve a good effect. For more information on IgA Nephropathy, please leave a message below or send emails to

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