Lupus, or Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a disorder in which the immune system produces antibodies against the body’s own healthy cells and tissues (called autoantibodies). What does it mean if lupus patients see bubbles and blood in the urine.
Causes bubbles and blood in urine with lupus
1. Urinary Tract Infection. Symptoms of UTI can include a persistent urge to urinate, pain and burning with urination, and extremely strong-smelling urine.
For some people, especially older adults, the only sign of illness may be microscopic blood.
A person may also have bubbly urine. This is because of certain germs that are responsible for producing gas bubbles in urine.
2. Kidney Disease
When inflammation due to lupus affect kidneys, Lupus Nephritis, or lupus glomerulonephritis. This damage on glomeruli allows protein to leak into the urine and this is referred to as proteinuria or albuminuria. Red blood cells can also leak through the filters into the urine and is referred to as hematuria.
Diagnosis of Lupus Nephritis
From the above analysis, you can see that bubbles and blood in urine doesn’t necessarily means kidney disorder. Therefore, you should take tests to make a diagnosis.
The diagnosis of Lupus Nephritis begins with a medical history, physical exam, and evaluation of symptoms. You doctor will likely order tests to make or confirm a diagnosis. Tests used in diagnosing kidney problems include urine tests, blood tests, imaging tests such as ultrasound, and kidney biopsy.
Treatment to get rid of bubbles and blood in urine with lupus
Treatment should be based on the real causes of your condition. Measures are not taken before the diagnosis. But you can follow a diet guidance to prevent the aggravation. For specific suggestions, you can email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In our hospital, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, the mainly used medicines are traditional Chinese herbs, which are very natural and effective since they can improve kidney function. If you need help, you can also consult our doctors online.