"I was diagnosed with lupus over 2 years ago. Now my doctor said that I have gross blood in urine. What does this mean?" Read on to find a detailed answer if you have similar inquiry. Or, chat with our online doctor directly for free advice!
Gross blood in urine with lupus indicates that the kidneys may have been affected. About 60% of people with systemic lupus erythematosus may develop kidney disease (Lupus Nephritis). Glomeruli are tiny individual filtering units of the kidneys. When these filters are damaged, red blood cells will get leaked into urine, leading to hematuria or blood in urine. Other possible causes also include bladder infection, medication-induced kidney damage or even kidney cancer.
In gross hematuria, the urine is pink, red, or dark brown. Once detecting this symptom, go to see a doctor and do test to confirm the exact cause. Then corresponding treatment can be suggested.
In case blood in urine is caused due to Kidney Disease, prompt treatment is necessary to prevent Kidney Failure, the most serious manifestation of lupus.
To date, one of the best therapies for lupus kidney disease is Immunotherapy. It not only deals with the symptoms like gross blood in urine, but also restore the renal function and rebuild the overall immune system. The whole treatment process includes six steps, that is, comprehensive diagnosis, cleaning the immune complexes in blood, removing the immune complexes in the kidneys, block the inflammation, repairing the damaged kidney tissues and rebuilding the damaged immune system.
If you would like to know whether you can take Immunotherapy to recovery from Lupus Nephritis, please Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with more of your disease information. Our nephrologists will reply you soon!