I have been dealing with anxiety over kidney issues since June this year. I have been by a nephrologist in July where I had 24h urine testing, ultrasound of kidneys, CBC and X-ray of my chest done. They found 0,3g of protein in my urine test and slightly elevated creatinine levels.
Besides the microproteinuria and slightly elevated creatinine levels, everything came back fine.
Since then I have been at the hospital twice. Once where they did an EDTA-Clearance (Due to creatinine levels in my blood are between 105-111. But I have been bodybuilding for four years, so I have a fair amount of muscle mass and that might be the reason for the elevated creatinine) and then another 24h and more bloodtests. The latest 24h urine test came back with 0,2g of protein.
The EDTA-Clearance came back fine (according to a nurse. The doctor didn't call, so I called and asked).
Now, my current problem is that over the last months I have been experiencing back/flank pain/aches on and off. Didn't think much of it at first, but then I decided to google..
It can be a sign of polycystic kidney disease. Now I am convinced that I have this.
It is mainly a hereditary disease, and neither my mom, dad or sister (seem) to have this.
But the signs are there: Back pain, mild proteinuria in urine(No blood was detected with urinestix in July though. Blood in urine is common with this disease).
Ultrasound is the main way of diagnosing this, but my ultrasound came back normal a month before the aches started. And I have read that even a normal ultrasound in people younger than 30 can't be completely reliable.
I am so stressed out over this