Ok, so the short story goes in October I tested positive for protein in
my urine. No big deal wait 3 months and have another test. I didn't
get to wait that long.
December I get the flu. Coming down from
a fever of 103 I see blood in my urine. I see the doctor the next day
and go get blood and urine tests done as well as a CT scan to check for
stones. They notice I have large ovaries on the scan and suggest I go
to OB/Gyn specialist.
January I go see the nephrologist. Sends
me for blood work, 24 hour urine collection and has me do a CT scan
with contrast. Also sends me to the urologist.
February is urologist month. has multiple urine and blood tests done and a cystoscopy (what fun that was).
March is OB month. I have cysts that have resolved themselves. Get a sonogram in 6 weeks and we'll see if they have come back.
So, today I went back to my primary to sort out all the medical jargon thrown at over the last few months. OB, cysts are a small deal right now although it is quite painful when the rupture. So, I hope they don't come back.
Urologist, cleared me but puzzled about the blood and protein (which still exists today).
and this is the part that scares me a little, wants me to see a
hematologist. Seems that the protein is abnormal and my red blood
cells are misshaped and wants me to be checked for multiple myeloma.
If the hematologist clears me he is suggesting I have a kidney biopsy.
trying not to freak out at this point. My husband asked if I'm sure I
am not being sucked into the money making machine of the medical
field. It's hard to tell sometimes. Are they being overly cautious?
Am I a target? We get a copy of all the labs and reports from the
scans and such and see the what is being flagged, but with out a
medical degree who can really tell?
Sorry to post this novel just had to vent a little and advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.