I have recently been diagnosed with HSP (Henoch-Schonlein Purpura), doctors are worried my kidneys might be at risk, need second opinion?

So I’m a 15 year old girl and have recently been diagnosed with HSP (Henoch-Schonlein Purpura). I’ve had it for about 4 weeks, but a much milder version of what I have now. During the first two weeks, i experienced terrible back and stomach pain, frequent urination, and fluid retention in my stomach. In the third week, i experienced vomiting, malaise, blood in my stool and much more severe back and stomach pain and bloating, however the rash subsided. In this fourth week, I was feeling much better and waxed my legs, which caused the rash to flare up much more severely, and i experienced terrible arthritis and frequent urination. I was taken to the hospital and given a urine test, in which they found that I had high amounts of blood and protein in it. The doctors are worried my kidneys might be at risk, and i was just wondering, do my kidneys sound affected and if so, with the absence of a lot of the symptoms of kidney impairment in this fourth week and the prominent appearance of them previously, could my kidneys have been impaired then repaired themselves on their own this week? But if they haven’t, what happens if my kidneys are infected or leaking?


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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Blood or protein in urine is a sign of kidney impairment.. But the kidney impairment is mild and goes away without any long-term damage.monitor the kidney problems closely and make sure they clear up.. Through following up with kidney function tests and urine tests.

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

The terrible arthritis you describes could mean chronic kidney problem , unfortunatly confirmed by blood and protien in urine

Kidney does not heal , but it can accommodate by hypertrophic changes to compansate the damage

I recommed you stay with your doctor i trust him

Sorry for the bad news
Good Luck

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
blood and protein excretion through kidneys does signify kidney impairement but many times its reversible.
regular BUL and Serum creatinine check ups can keep a track of kidney functioning.
avoid using renal toxic pain killers.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
DOCTORS ARE RIGHT.
ALTHOUGH KIDNEYS ARE FINE NOW,BUT STILL THEY WILL STAY AT RISK OF RENAL FAILURE DUE TO HIGH AMOUNT OF PROTEIN AND BLOOD THAT THEY WILL HAVE TO FILTER OUT.
DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
HS purpura often causes loss of blood and proteins in urine.
though minor loss won’t cause any immediate side effect,care should be taken to keep kidney function at optimum.

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